Upward Bound Summer Residential Program
The 6-week residential summer program combines concentrated academic work and recreational activities for students in grades 9-12. Students live on campus in a dormitory and experience an introduction to college life. Activities during the week consist of mandatory morning and afternoon classes. The classroom work addresses academic weakness or enrichment and attempts to prepare the student for the next school year.
Afternoons and evenings include special activities and field trips to various close-by cities, visiting other colleges and universities, and various other activities which may include visiting nature reserves, attending local plays and concerts, and participating in cultural workshops. There are also opportunities to meet with Upward Bound students on other local college campuses.
A special note to parents
Adult supervision is on a 24-hour basis when Upward Bound students are in residence during the summer program. Besides the regular staff, the summer staff consists of six instructors, one housing supervisor and six tutor-counselors. The staff assists each student in meeting academic, social or personal needs.
Upward Bound students who have graduated from high school, who have been admitted to an institution of higher learning, and who have attended at least one year of the Summer Program are eligible to participate in the Bridge program. Students attending the Bridge Program are enrolled for credit in general education courses at Lock Haven University. Students can earn up to 6 credit hours that can be easily transferred to other colleges or universities. It's an opportunity for the students to get a jump on earning college credits and get a taste of college level academics while in a supportive environment.