Upham Woods receives 3 grants for new opportunities!

We are excited to announce that Upham Woods is a collaborator on two Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants for 2023-25 and one Wisconsin Innovation Grant! This means that you will see new opportunities coming over the next few months. The first grant is an exciting collaboration between UW-Madison ecologists, the Division of Extension, Madison School and […]

Youth in hard hats use tools to clear away soil to build new trail.

April 22: Earth Day Celebration!

Come out to Upham Woods to experience a day full of fun! Sign up for a guided activity or explore the property on your own. We hope to see you here! Location: N194 County Rd N Wisconsin Dells, WI Date: Saturday April 22, 2023 Time: 10 am- 2:00 pm Sign-up encouraged, but not required: Sign-up […]


May 21: Exotic Pet Surrender

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? If so, don’t release it into the wild! Instead, you can bring your pet to the Exotic Pet Surrender Event ! Area organizations will be accepting fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants –no questions asked. Domestic pets, […]

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2023 Camp Counselor Training!

It is that time of year again! Upham Woods will be offering an in-person camp counselor training. This training is $25 and will include a 2-hour online course plus a day at Upham Woods on April 8, 2023, 10 am-7 pm. Paddle to Blackhawk Island, eat pizza, and meet other counselors while learning the necessary […]

a preview of the annual summary

2022 Annual Summary

Thank you for all of your support throughout 2022. It has been an exciting year filled with the return of overnight youth groups, new staff members, and countless memories! We hope you enjoy this annual summary as we celebrate all that we have accomplished! Please click on the images below to see the full report. […]


April 2023: Chainsaw Safety Training 1&2

Become certified in chainsaw safety with these classes from Forest Safety Instruction. We will be hosting both a level 1 and a level 2 class in April. Classes are $120 each, please register online here. Level 1 is full! FULL: S.A.W.W Level One (8-hour course) Friday, April 7th from 8 am- 4 pm Level 1 […]


Teaching on the Road

Now that we are getting into winter, naturalists at Upham Woods are doing more outreach in the local community as well as other parts of the state. We love visiting different communities to talk with people about what is important to them. The following blog post is from our WisCorps Service Member Matt who has […]

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Summer Camp Registration

Sign up to spend time at Upham Woods canoeing, exploring Blackhawk Island, and making new friends. We have a few options from youth camp to family camp, so that everyone can have fun this summer. NOTE: If you are looking for our STEM camp for Autistic youth in grades 6-12, please click here: https://ccr.nelson.wisc.edu/natures-navigators-stem-camp/ Volunteer […]