Summer Activities

In addition to academic classes, the summer program includes a variety of enrichment activities.

Evening Entertainment

Evenings are full of fun activities including floor competitions, Family Feud, movies, time at the BSU recreation center and a talent show. There are a variety of events to appeal to all student interests. The final Summer Program activity is the Awards Banquet where teachers present academic awards to students. The evening includes a formal dinner and dance.

Service Learning

Students climbing up a wooden ladder in a forest

The summer program integrates meaningful community service with instruction and teaches civic responsibility through service learning projects. Students volunteer for service-learning opportunities

throughout the summer supporting the Bemidji community such as volunteering services for needy families as well as the Adopt-a-Highway project located west of Bemidji.


A camping trip is taken by both boys and girls floors on separate weeks. Students get the full outdoor experience setting up tents, cooking over a fire and telling stories into the wee hours of the morning.

College Visits

Visiting colleges takes place multiple times throughout the Summer Program. Students will get the opportunity to tour and learn about both two-year and four-year colleges to help them in their post-secondary planning.

The activities change each week during the summer program to give participants an opportunity to try new things.