4-H Summer Camp

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) and located on the magnificent Wisconsin River and amidst the bluffs of Upper Wisconsin Dells. Since 1941, the center has provided educational programs focused on environmental and leadership education. The property includes exclusive use of Blackhawk Island complete with state-of-the-art low ropes challenge course, cabins, dormitory, main lodge, nature center, and multiple learning environments. Mirror Lake State Park has a 137 acre lake perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming along with over 25 miles of hiking trails, and picnic areas.


Grade 3-6
As of 2017-18 school year
Base campers will enjoy a wide variety of camp activities including archery, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, canoeing, and nature programs. Evening programs will include traditional campfire fun.

Grades 7-8
As of 2017-18 school year
Outpost campers will enjoy a wide variety of camp activities including wilderness camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and fun explorations of Mirror Lake State Park. Evening programs will include traditional campfire fun.


Camper registration will begin March 1 and end May 7.



Share your Talents!

Youth & Adult Staff Applications Deadline December 31.

Camp can’t happen without the dedication and support of adult volunteers.  Please consider applying for a volunteer role at camp or share with someone you think would enjoy this exciting and worthwhile experience. Adult volunteers must be 21 years or older by the date of camp.


pdf Youth Staff Application

Adult Staff Application


Summer Camp Scholarship

If you are interested in 4-H Summer Camp, but need financial assistance, we have funds available to help. Funding is limited and is not guaranteed to all applicants. Applicants are evaluated without regard to race, religion, natural origin, sex or physical ability.

To apply, download and complete the application then email or mail by May 7.



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