GEAR UP Summer Camps
The Washington State GEAR UP program provides three summer on-campus experiences through partnerships with the University of Washington, GEAR UP for Excellence (GUFE), and FOCUS training.
The Washington State GEAR UP summer camps have been designed to improve the postsecondary readiness of students. During this three-day residential summer camp, students will:
- Learn what it takes to get into and thrive in the college of their dreams.
- Develop a postsecondary plan.
- Learn about financial aid.
- Learn personal leadership skills.
At each location, students will:
- Connect with current college students, professors, financial aid staff, and admissions staff.
- Tour campus and learn about unique programs these universities offer.
- Experience college residential life.
- Participate in leadership development activities, teambuilding exercises, and topical forums about college.