Camp Burt Shurly

This unique Title 1 Summer Campership Program at Dr. Burt R. Shurly Camp is located in Gregory, Michigan for Detroit Public Schools students ages 7 –12.

At the camp students are afforded a six day overnight experience where Michigan certified teachers offer enrichment in Language Arts, Mathematics and Natural Science. Additional emphasis will be placed on socialization, character-building, self reliance and individual creativity.

Title 1 Funds are used to pay the full cost of the Camp Program. There is no cost to individual schools or parents.


Requirements to attend

  • Student must attend a Title 1 Detroit Public School.
  • Student must be Title 1 eligible.
  • Student must have participated in a Title 1 reading and or math program this past school year.
  • Student must be between the age of 7 – 12.



Applications can be obtained at a child’s school or contact Tammy Deane in the Office of Real Estate at (313) 576-0945, or call the Office of Health and Physical Education at (313) 873-7735.


2014 Title 1 Academic Enrichment Campership Program

June 22 – August 15, 2014

Considered by many camping authorities to be one of the finest summer camp facilities in Michigan, Dr. Burt R. Shurly Camp is located directly on North Lake, just outside the charming community of Chelsea, on many acres ofwell-maintained meadows and woods. This is about 65 miles west of Detroit, between Ann Arbor and Jackson. Campers will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including swimming and boating from a beautiful, large private sandy beach.

Title 1 eligible DPS students ages 7 – 12 years spend one full week (Sunday – Friday) at the Camp site. There are four (4) comfortably furnished sleeping cabins for girls and four (4) sleeping cabins for boys. Each Cabin is staffed 24 hours with a Senior Counselor and a Junior Counselor. There are classrooms for the academic classes, a dining room and an indoor activities room (used mainly during inclement weather). Students are supervised 24/7!

Knowing that well-fed campers are happy campers, the camp’s kitchen staff prepares and serves three (3) plentiful, delicious and nutritious meals per day and a snack each evening. Full time health care staff is on site to assist students with all health needs (medications, illnesses, etc.) One full time social worker remains on site. A full range of other staff, including a director, cooks, waterfront specialist, maintenance staff and many others remain on site to maintain a safe, healthy and enjoyable camp experience for our students.

Transportation is provided via school buses with pick–up sites located throughout the city.

Consider allowing your son or daughter take advantage of this experience! Title 1 funds cover the full cost of the program.

Program includes

  • Academic Enrichment
    • Math
    • Science
    • Reading
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Campfires
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Cookouts


Students ages 7-12 and must attend a Title One Detroit Public school.


Applications are available at all DPS elementary and middle schools, parent resource centers and the DPS Department of Academics, 9th Floor Fisher Building.

Camp Burt R. Shurly is available for weekend retreats, seminars and conferences. Please contact the office of Health and Physical Education for more information.

For more information: Office of Health and Physical Education (313) 873-7735