Camp Enterprise


New Detroit's Camp Enterprise is a week-long college readiness learning experience held at Wayne State University and Michigan State University. This Camp program enables its young participants to gain leadership skills while exposing them to a life-changing experience focused on a highly competitive business plan development competition.

Impact of Camp Enterprise

The Camp is targeted to students focused on college preparation, leadership and professional development. At Camp, the students are immersed in a highly competitive learning environment with a variety students from the Detroit area. They are taught by business professionals from a variety of disciplines interested in helping young people learn about business. The experience is designed to bring out the very best in the students. They become better equipped for educational and professional success. This camp is exclusively for students who will be high school juniors and seniors at the start of the school year in the fall. There is no cost to the selected participants. Student are selected based on eligibility and available seats.

Things Learned at Camp Enterprise:

Camper gets help from a mentor
  • How to create a business plan
  • Teamwork
  • Working under pressure
  • College life
  • Presentation skills
  • Legal aspects of business
  • Business financial statements
  • Networking

2014 Business Team Winners

New Detroit Camp Enterprise 2014 hosted the largest number of students in the history of Camp. Based on significant financial support of New Detroit Board members, 160 students were able to attend one of two camps held July 9-13 and July 23-27.

The students received professional skills training, they networked and built teams, which produced business plans from ideas developed as teams, and finally they presented those plans to a panel of business professionals.

The top three teams at each camp were recognized by the judging panel with awards of gold, silver and bronze medals for their team's efforts.

July 9-13

The Bronze medal

The bronze medal team developed an idea All Things Child, a web based application that stores all of the vital data on children which is available to care givers

The Silver medal

The silver medal winner created Slip Me Heel, interchangeable shoe heels for ladies shoes that all high heels to convert to flats in a snap.

The Gold medal

The Gold medal winners created GoDetroit, which is a Detroit based guided tour company that leverages the existing history in music, manufacturing and the exploding downtown Detroit, each of those unique focuses in all of their grandeur. The judges were impressed with the clear plan along with the peripheral pieces including a tee shirt line among other unique items.

July 9-13 Medal Winners

July 23-27

The Bronze medal

The bronze medal team developed an idea to store receipts digitally and immediately called Find My Receipt. The idea delivered a unique approach to personal security and purchasing information management.

The Silver medal

The silver medal winner created Lavi, a company that facilitates on line shopping including an immediate line of credit.

The Gold medal

The Gold medal winners created Sleep Sense a baby monitoring system that monitors sounds, motion, breathing and other vital information for children or seniors that require constant monitoring. They were well coached by Clover McFadden a long time Camp Enterprise Coach.

July 23-27 Medal Winners

2014 Hudson-Johnson Leadership Award Winner

July 9-13 Camp

Torrianna Bradley – Torrianna is a senior at the Academy of Public Leadership at Cody High school. Torrianna is one of the most effective and powerful young leaders that has ever attended Camp Enterprise. She led her team to an excellent presentation and was recognized by her coach and team mates as a highly effective leader on her team.

July 23-27 Camp

Cayla Cleaver - Cayla is a senior at University High School in Ferndale. Cayla consistently exhibited leadership that was recognized by her coach, her team and beyond. She impressed the camp leadership and fellow students with a display of leadership that began at orientation and never ended.

The scholarship winners were thrilled to be acknowledged with this award. They will each receive $1,000.00 when they enroll in college next year.