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Summer Program


TRIO/Upward Bound
Sattgast Hall, Third Floor

Phone: (218) 755-2092
Fax: (218) 755-4208

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #19
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Summer Program Activities

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

Summer Talent Show

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.

Upward Bound Students Adopt a Highway Clean Up


Service Learning

The summer program integrates meaningful community service with instruction and teaches civic responsibility through service learning projects.  Students participate in local city park and lakeside cleanup as well as the Adopt-a-Highway project located west of Bemidji.

Girls Camping Trip



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.


Rainy River Community College Visit


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 postsecondary planning.


The activities change each week during the summer program to give participants an opportunity to try new things. Check out the schedule for the 2013 summer program by clicking on the link below.