Summer Camp

Sign up to spend time at Upham Woods canoeing, exploring Blackhawk Island, and making new friends. Registration will open on March 4th at 12pm!

Youth Camp

Who: Any youth entering 4th-8th grade for the 2024-2025 school year.

When: July 7-10, 2024

Registration Fee: $305.00

View last year’s schedule here! This year’s schedule will have some changes to make camp exciting for returning youth but many camp favorites like swimming and water carnival will remain the same!


Notice: This camp is full, but the waitlist is open. We will contact those on the waitlist if one of our registered campers notifies us of a cancellation. We will contact those on the waitlist based on their submission date.


Outpost Camp:

Who: Any youth entering 8th-10th grade for the 2024-2025 school year.

When: August 3-6, 2024

Registration Fee: $315.00

Outpost Camp is an exciting camp experience where youth with spend time canoeing and camping. The camp will start at Upham Woods as everyone learns the basics of camping and canoeing before heading out to paddle the Wisconsin River and spend the next few nights camping on Blackhawk Island.

Volunteer at Camp! Come to camp for free!

Youth Counselors:

All positions are full

Adult Chaperones:

  • Who: Anyone over the age of 18 who wants to facilitate a safe, inclusive camp experience.
  • Must be able to: Pass a background check, agree to camp policies, complete required UW-Madison trainings and attend a virtual training session the week before camp.
  • There is a need for specialized chaperones such as first aid coordinator (requires certifications), dining hall coordinator etc.
  • How: Application is now open. Involves an interview with a Program Coordinator Rachael. No experience is necessary. Apply Here:

If you have questions or have accommodation requests, please reach out to!


  1. Hi Kyle,

    We’re not doing a family camp this summer, but we may consider it for other seasons. If we run one we’ll post it on our website & social media for registration!

  2. Are you doing the family camp again this year? Couldn’t find the link if you are.

  3. I am looking for the STEM camp but do not see it listed here. How do I register my grandson?

  4. Hello Melanie! Registration is open until camp is filled or June 5th, whichever comes first. Registration is currently 1/2 filled.

  5. Hello Zach, We updated this page to include the pricing of $305 for youth camp and $315 for outpost camp. It includes a t-shirt, all meals and activity supplies.

  6. Hello,

    What is the pricing for the youth camp? What does it all include? Thank you!

  7. Hello Emma, We are not planning on holding a family camp this summer. We may host one next fall or winter depending on availability.

  8. Hello Michele! Upham Woods hosts many camps throughout the summer. The information on this page is related to the Upham Woods camp that is run without a county affiliation. Washington County is coming June 12-16 and will be handling registration themselves. Please refer to this page for information on the Washington county camp or reach out to Ron Jakubisin with questions.

  9. I went to a county meeting last night at the Washington County Fair Grounds. They said the 2024 dates were June 12-16 also that scholarships will be available at a discount rate $175.00. Can you please confirm the dates so I know I am signing up for the correct camp dates and how do we apply for a scholarship?

  10. Hello Kathleen, Everybody is welcome at camp and you do not need to be a 4-H member to attend! Last year about 50% of campers were 4-H members.

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