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September Clubs for Youth and Adults

This September Upham Woods will be offering 3 clubs with Dells/Delton parks and recreation department. All programs take place on-site at N194 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Register Today! Wed Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 Archery Club This session is designed to introduce and teach participants about the fundamentals of archery. Participants will […]

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Sept 15 & 16: Chainsaw Safety Training

All training is held at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center (N194 County Rd N. Wisconsin Dells, WI). Trainings are conducted by Forest Safety Instruction. SAWW I Training Date Friday, September 15, 2023; 8 am – 4 pm Description Level 1 provides confidence and safety, learning the chainsaws reactive forces, focusing on open face notching, including […]

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A Memorable Intergenerational Nature Adventure

At Upham Woods, we believe that learning should be a joyful and inclusive experience for people of all ages. That’s why we were thrilled to collaborate with “Grandparents University” and had memorable nature classes, where kids and their grandparents came together for a fun-filled exploration of nature and wildlife. For the first day, our dedicated […]

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The power of collaboration: furthering accessibility at Upham Woods

Hi Everyone!  My name is Katie, and I am the Accessibility Intern at Upham Woods! Since my last blog post, the summer has picked up and many exciting things are happening at Upham Woods. Two of the projects and initiatives I have directly participated in are Upham Woods’ new partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) […]

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Upham Woods X AAW Open House

Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) and Upham Woods are working together on “Outdoors Access 4 All!” ™ As a partner, we work with AAW to increase access to the outdoors by planning inclusive, accessible events and being a host location for their all-terrain outdoor wheelchair (OWC) to use on-site at our location and off-site in the […]

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Adaptive Kayak Training with Hoofer Outing Club

We had an incredible day of learning, growth, and inclusivity at our Adaptive Kayak Training event with the UW-Madison Hoofer Outing Club. This event was designed to provide our dedicated Hoofer volunteers and Outdoor UW Staff with essential knowledge about adaptive kayaking equipment and techniques. We aimed to equip them with the skills necessary to […]

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An inside look with the Accessibility Intern!

Hello Upham Woods Community! My name is Katie, and I am the Accessibility Intern at Upham Woods this summer! I am in the third week of my internship and have already learned so much about accessibility in camp settings, potential barriers to access, and ways to adapt programs to be more inclusive. A little background […]

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August 13: ASL Day Camp

  Richland County 4-H, Vernon County 4-H, and Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting an ASL day camp this year! This event is being planned by Deaf/Hard of Hearing youth who communicate with ASL. Activities will be co-taught by these youth leaders with support from adults who […]

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Upham Woods Opens Registration for Nature’s Navigators STEM Camp

Join Upham Woods and the Nelson Institute this August for Nature’s Navigators STEM Camp! Our camp aims to broaden science opportunities for autistic youth by providing a summer camp that supports inquisitiveness in a nonthreatening, nontraditional, and inclusive learning environment. We provide nature-based, hands-on learning opportunities and encourage the pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

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June 10th: Accessible Kayak Training

Learn about accessible kayaking with Upham Woods on Saturday, June 10th from 1-4 pm. Registration required!*   Agenda for the Day: 1-2 pm: Adaptive kayak basics (set-up, transfers, disabilities 101)  2-4 pm: Canoe/Kayak along the Wisconsin River and depending on river conditions, we will practice saving a tipped adaptive kayak. You may bring your own […]

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