Summer Camp Registration: Coming Soon!

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

Youth Camp

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

When: July 7-10, 2024

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!

Outpost Camp:

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

When: August 3-6, 2024

Outpost Camp is an exciting camp experience where youth with spend time canoeing and camping. 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. More details coming soon.


Volunteer at Camp! Come to camp for free!

Youth Counselors:

Note: We will only be accepting 6 counselors and in 2023 we had 28 applicants. Please thoughtfully complete the application to give yourself the best chance possible. If you are unable to complete the Google form, please reach out to Rachael (rachael.lewandowskisarette@wisc.edu or 608-890-1137) to find alternative ways to submit your application.  Deadline to apply: Friday, Feb 23 at 4 pm.

Counselor Requirements:

  • Must be entering 9th-12th grade during the 24-25 school year
  • Available for an in-person Camp Counselor Training on April 20th from 10am-7pm
  • Willing to complete a 2-hour online course
  • Ability to be a positive role model and support others at camp

Selection for 2024 Camp Counselors will be based upon:

  • Quality of application: https://forms.gle/qE8avPrJmHSBzfg47
  • Quality of a virtual interview. Interview timeslots will be sent out once the application closes but will include a mixture of evenings and weekends.
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, Feb 23 at 4 pm.

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: https://forms.gle/gmnhpHpL8zu7ZBgP8


If you have questions or have accommodation requests, please reach out to uphamwoods@extension.wisc.edu!

6 comments

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

  2. 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. https://washington.extension.wisc.edu/4-h/camp/

  3. 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?

  4. 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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