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Extended Programs

Up North


Winter Break

Spend a week in Bellaire, Michigan at Shanty Creek Resorts while earning up to four credits over Winter Break. Join more than 200 other EMU students to study in a small group setting while adding to your college experience and enjoying recreation in beautiful Northern Michigan. 2016 Winter Break courses run from Sunday, February 21 to Friday, February 26 unless otherwise noted. 

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Staying at Shanty Creek Resorts is the most convenient and inexpensive option for lodging (some meals are included). Shanty Creek Resorts is made up of three villages with student accommodation at Shanty Creek’s Summit Village where most courses are held. Rooms include two full beds, balcony or patio, cable TV, wireless Internet, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Note: There is no computer lab. Instructors give ample time to complete work or the option to complete work after Winter Break. Spouses and families are welcome to stay at the resort. Find a roommate. Download the Shanty Creek Resorts Map [PDF]. Register for your stay at Shanty Creek Resorts [PDF].

2016 Shanty Creek Lodging Costs*
Three-Day Stay:
Single: $338 | Double: $210 | Triple: $179 | Quad: $164

Five-Day Stay:
Single: $564 | Double: $350 | Triple: $298 | Quad: $273

*These prices include:

  • Lodging and taxes
  • Breakfast and lunch gratuities
  • Fitness Center (spa treatments and tanning not included)
  • Shuttle service on Shanty Creek Property
  • Children under 17 years of age may stay in their parent's room using existing bedding.

The charge for an extra person is $10 per person, per night. These rates do not include taxes, fees and meals.

Extend your trip for two days at either end for the following per-day rates: Single: $71 | Double: $ 71 | Triple: $81 | Quad: $91

These courses cost the current tuition and fees rate, plus an additional $55 per class program fee and the cost of lodging, meals and transportation. To find out if financial aid can help with costs, contact the financial aid office at 734.487.0455.

Outside the Classroom
With 55 runs on two mountains and a 450' vertical drop catering to the skills of novices, intermediates and experts alike, you are sure find some time to ski. Lift tickets are $10/day and equipment rentals are $20/day including helmet. Shanty Creek also offers tubing, snowshoe hikes, an indoor pool, arcade games, pool tables and a spa. Find out more about what Shanty Creek has to offer. EMU offers nightly activities at the resort.
How to Get Here
Reserve a spot on our bus. The bus leaves EMU on Sunday, Feb. 21 and heads to Shanty Creek Resorts and returns Friday, Feb. 26.

Find someone to carpool with. 

Get directions from where you are.

For more information, contact Jacqui Frensley at 231.995.1750 or jfrensley@emich.edu.