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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 […]

Youth canoeing in a red boat up river towards the camera

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: Volunteer […]


Dec 10: Fishing Education Instructor Workshop

Pass on your love of fishing by becoming a Fishing Education Instructor, certified through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Who: 4-H volunteers/educators, classroom teachers, community center staff, fishing club members and more! What: This training will certify you as a Fishing Education Instructor and provide you with tips and materials to lead fishing programs. […]


Arts Camp is back!

  You could smell the creativity in the air as 4-H members from around the state joined together for a weekend of Arts.  Youth leaders and adult volunteers came together to run creative programming in visual arts, photography, theater, music, and communication for over 100 excited middle schoolers. Ashlynn, an adult volunteer from Winnebago County, […]