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About Our Summer Programs

The Upward Bound Summer Programs offer two distinct experiences for students at different stages of their academic journey. For incoming freshmen, there is the Freshman Focus program which is a one-week session designed to help them transition to high school. For students who will be sophomores to seniors in the upcoming academic year, there is the Summer Session which spans five weeks and takes place on the UW-Stevens Point campus. During the Summer Session, students participate in engaging courses that help prepare them for their future academic and career pursuits. They also get to enjoy fun field trips and activities that foster teamwork, leadership, and personal growth. Moreover, students get to live in the residence halls, eat in our dining facility, and all program costs are covered, making it a truly immersive experience. Both programs provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment for students to thrive!

Summer 2024 Dates

Freshmen Focus
June 16 – June 22

5-Week Summer Session
June 23 – July 24 (Final trip July 25 – July 28)

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Students are required to register for their summer program via CampDoc. Returning students may use the link below to sign in. New students in our program must create a new account.

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2024 Freshman Focus : June 16 – 22 (1 WEEK)

For Upward Bound students who will be high school Freshman in Fall 2024.

Please fill this form out for EVERY time your child is leaving campus. This includes the dates your child will be leaving for an appointments, family events, day events, weekends home, etc., or when they will be leaving campus.

STUDENT CHECKOUT FORM

All required school supplies are provided by Upward Bound.  Here are additional items students need to plan to bring to summer session:

  1. Bedding/Linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, towels)
  2. Personal items (include sunscreen and mosquito repellent)
  3. Fan for your room (optional: the residence hall rooms will have air-conditioners)
  4. Summer clothing (tennis shoes, T-shirts, shorts, etc.)
  5. At least one pair of jeans or long pants
  6. Sweatshirt and/or light jacket
  7. Rain gear — umbrella, raincoat
  8. Athletic clothing and equipment (tennis racket, volleyball, soccer ball etc.), if desired
  9. Swimsuit and beach towel
  10. Shower caddie (optional)
  11. Computer, Tablet, iPad, or other electronic device (optional) for homework use
  12. Snack items for your residence hall room are allowed (just clean up after yourself!)
  13. Face Masks (optional)
  14. Anything needed for optional Talent Show on June 20th (musical instruments, dance outfits, etc.)
  15. Prescription medications must be left with the Upward Bound Residential Health Care and Administrative Assistant to ensure personal compliance and security

It is not recommended that you bring large TV sets, or gaming systems. Earbuds/headphones are allowed but students are responsible for their own belongings.  (NOTE: In the past, these expensive items have been lost, stolen, or damaged, so do not bring anything that cannot be easily replaced.).  Upward Bound reserves the right to confiscate items if necessary.

Check-in Information

Date: June 16, 2024 

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Hansen Hall 409 Isadore St., Stevens Point, WI 54481   

If you experience transportation problems or cannot make your assigned check-in time on June 16, please call 715-346-3337, option 2, to let us know. Upon arrival at the UWSP campus, please park your vehicle in Lot P located on Isadore Street (see enclosed map). Parking is free on the weekends. Please do not unload your vehicle. Check-in starts in the Hansen Hall lobby (#70 on map).

Next, students and a parent/guardian will proceed to the Health Office to review health forms and collect any medications brought to campus. Please make sure that all medications are brought in their original containers. Students will not be allowed to keep any over the counter (OTC) medications so please keep those at home. The Health Office will keep a supply of OTCs on hand for student use when needed. The Health Care staff members will dispense all prescription and OTC medications to students as indicated on their prescription labels. 

Once students have cleared through the Health Office and turned in medications, they will proceed to the front desk to pick up their room key and a lanyard. At this point, students can begin to bring their personal belongings into their assigned residence hall room. Families have the option of moving their vehicle to the unloading circle drive (marked with a * on the campus map)  to help make unloading their vehicle easier. However, vehicles can only unload with flashers on and then will need to re-park their vehicle in Lot P. Residence Hall staff will be on hand to help families move belongings into the students’ rooms.

Once students have settled into their assigned residence hall room, we ask that families say their good-byes. Staff will then take over and direct students to the basement  to participate in group activities.

If anyone other than a parent/guardian or Upward Bound staff member will be bringing an Upward Bound student to UWSP on June 16, a Permission Slip for Personal Vehicle must be submitted to Upward Bound prior to June 16.

Check-out Information:

Date:               June 22, 2024

Parents/guardians are invited to attend a Freshman Focus Recognition Brunch starting at 10:00 AM. A flyer with registration information is enclosed.  Please register to attend HERE or by going to our homepage under “Upcoming Events.” The brunch is an optional event, but we encourage parents/guardians to attend.  Parents/guardians can load their students’ belongings into their vehicle starting at 9:30 AM.  All students need to turn in their room keys by 11:30 AM on June 22nd.   A storage area for personal belongings will be made available for those students whose parent/guardian may not be able to attend the Recognition Lunch and/or arrive after 11:30 AM.

The Recognition Brunch will include a program and conclude at approximately 11:30 AM.  Students can then depart with their families at this time.  Parents/guardians who are unable to attend the Recognition Brunch will need to pick up their Upward Bound student at Hansen Hall no later than 12:00 PM on June 22nd.   

Please note that if anyone other than a parent/guardian is picking up their Freshman Focus student on June 22nd, the individual transporting the student home will need to be listed on the Personal Vehicle Permission slip.

 

Click here to view the 2024 Freshmen Focus Schedule

2024 Summer Session: June 23 – July 24 (5 WEEKS)

For Upward Bound students who will be high school Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in Fall 2024.

Please fill this form out for EVERY time your child is leaving campus. This includes the dates your child will be leaving for an appointments, family events, day events, weekends home, etc., or when they will be leaving campus.

STUDENT CHECKOUT FORM

7:00 AM                       Morning meds in Health Office

7:30 – 7:50                  Grab and Go breakfast and announcements

8:00 – 9:20                 1st Hour class

9:30 – 10:50               2nd Hour class

11:00 – 11:45              Lunch

11:55 – 1:15                3rd Hour class

1:25 – 2:45                  4th Hour class

2:50 – 3:15                  E & V/announcements (THURSDAYS: Pick up stipends)

3:20 – 4:50                 Study Session

5:00 – 5:45                 Dinner

6:00 – 8:00                Eve Activity/homework time/snack

9:00 PM                      Bedtime meds and/or be on floor

9:15 PM                        Floor meetings/ prep for bed

10:00                            Lights out/room checks

All required school supplies are provided by Upward Bound.  However, students who have an Upward Bound calculator checked out need to bring it with them to summer session.  Here are additional items students need to plan to bring to summer session:

  1. Bedding/Linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, towels)
  2. Personal items (include sunscreen and mosquito repellent)
  3. Fan for your room (optional, the residence hall rooms will have air-conditioners)
  4. Summer clothing (tennis shoes, T-shirts, shorts, etc.)
  5. At least one pair of jeans or long pants
  6. Sweatshirt and/or light jacket
  7. Rain gear — umbrella, raincoat
  8. Athletic clothing and equipment (tennis racket, volleyball, soccer ball etc.), if desired
  9. Swimsuit and beach towel
  10. Shower caddie (optional)
  11. Snacks for your residence hall room are allowed (just clean up after yourself)
  12. Face Masks (optional)
  13. Laundry bag/basket and clothes hangers (Upward Bound provides the laundry soap)
  14. Any items needed for an optional Talent Show on July 18th (musical instrument, dance outfit, etc.)
  15. Any dress clothes you wish to wear to the end-of-session Awards Banquet and dance. Please note that the Awards Banquet and Dance this year will take place on the Chief Waupaca paddleboat.
  16. Computer, Tablet, iPad, or other electronic device (optional) for homework use -students will be assigned an iPad for use during the summer session. The iPad will be checked out to the student and must be returned at the end of the summer program, or a replacement fee will be charged.

Student Notices

Prescription medications must be left with the Upward Bound Residential Health Care and Administrative Assistant to ensure personal compliance and security.

It is not recommended that you bring large TV sets, or gaming systems.  Earbuds/headphones are allowed but students are responsible for their own belongings.  (NOTE: In the past, these expensive items have been lost, stolen, or damaged, so do not bring anything that cannot be easily replaced.).  Upward Bound reserves the right to confiscate items if necessary.

STUDENT ARRIVAL: Upward Bound Summer Session participants will be checking into the residence hall the afternoon of June 23rd, 2024.  Upward Bound can assist with transportation to UWSP, if necessary.  If anyone other than a parent/guardian or Upward Bound staff member will be bringing an Upward Bound student to UWSP on June 23rd, a Permission Slip for Personal Vehicle must be submitted prior to June 23rd.

Date: June 23rd, 2024

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Hansen Hall, 409 Isadore St.,  Stevens Point, WI 54481    

If you experience transportation problems or cannot make your assigned check-in time on June 23rd, please call 715-346-3337, option 2, to let us know. Upon arrival at the UWSP campus, please park your vehicle in Lot P located on Isadore Street (see enclosed map).    Please do not unload your vehicle. Check-in starts in the Hansen Hall lobby (#70 on map).

Next, students and a parent/guardian will proceed to the Health Office to review health forms and collect any medications brought to campus. Please make sure that all medications are brought in their original containers. Students will not be allowed to keep any over the counter (OTC) medications so please keep those at home. The Health Office will keep a supply of OTCs on hand for student use when needed. The Health Care staff members will dispense all prescription and OTC medications to students as indicated on their prescription labels.

Once students have cleared through the Health Office and turned in medications, they will proceed to the front desk to pick up their room key. At this point, students can begin to bring their personal belongings into their assigned residence hall room. Staff will be on hand with carts to help families move belongings from vehicles parked in Lot P into Hansen Hall and the students’ rooms.

Once students have settled into their assigned residence hall room, we ask that families say their good-byes. Staff will then take over and direct students to the basement to pick up their backpack/books and to participate in group activities.

July 4 – 7  Holiday Break: The residence hall will close for a break from 4 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd through 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 7th. Upward Bound can provide transportation home for a limited number of students on Friday (7/3), if needed.

 

The residence hall will reopen at 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 7th.  Upward Bound may be able to assist a limited number of students with transportation back to campus on July 7th with advanced notice.

STUDENT DEPARTURE: Unless selected for participation on the Honors Trip, students will have the option of being picked-up by their parent/guardian, designated family member or transported home by the Upward Bound Program staff on July 25th.  Honors fieldtrip students will not be returning home until Sunday, July 28th.

 

In any case, if family/friends (other than parents or legal guardian) plan to transport students’ home on either July 25th or July 28th, they will need to provide advance notice to the Upward Bound staff.

HONORS TRIP July 25 – 28th:  Approximately 20 summer session participants will be selected to participate in an honors trip to St. Louis, Missouri.  Students with senior and junior class standing will be given priority. Selection criteria for the honors fieldtrip is academic performance, behavior and leadership throughout the past academic year and summer session. The honors fieldtrip is free for selected students. 

General Summer Info, Forms, and Policies

If you have been asked to complete any of the following forms, you may download them below and complete digitally or print. The quickest and easiest way to turn them in is to take photos and email to UpwardBound@uwsp.edu.

2024 – 2025 Parent Student Contract

2024 – 2025 Permission Slip Personal Vehicle.pdf

2024 Fitness Center (Allen Center) Waiver