BUILDing Independent Skills Summer Program

BUILDing Independent Skills Summer Program
Date Tuesday, June 20 - Thursday, June 22, 2023
Registration Register
SponsorsBethel University Foundation Strategic Growth Award

Event Description

Opportunity for students aged 17-21 with intellectual disabilities to join us for an integrated summer college experience at Bethel University, where you'll participate in sessions focused on helping you to begin growing in your independence, engage in content and activities to build on your career interests and independent living skills, in addition to interacting with other students interested in college through evening activies and more.

During the institute, you will ...

  • Learn from Bethel faculty
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Participate in small group discussion and activities
  • Live on campus

Students must bring a support person of the same gender (due to overnight housing assignments) to provide support as needed throughout sessions and overnight (personal care and other support needs). It is recommended to bring a support person of similar age.

Overnight accommodation will be provided in Nelson Hall. Housing is dorm-style with each bedroom having 2 twin XL beds, 2 desks and chairs, and a closet. Gender-specific community bathrooms are located on each secure wing. Students will be housed with their support person.

Bethel camps reflect the mission, vision, and values of the university.


Cancellations will be accepted until June 1. The payment will be refunded, less a $30 service fee.


Please contact Dawn Allen, BUILD Program, at


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