We offer many community programs throughout the year to enjoy the beauty of Upham Woods in all seasons! Programs are open to all. For upcoming events, check out our calendar.
Overview of Community Programs
Year-round: Paddle Pass Program, Community Days
Spring: Archery and Fishing Club
Fall: Archery and Canoe Club
Winter: Winter Sports Camp
Camp Counselor Training is also a publicly available program. You can learn more about virtual camp counselor training for 2021 here.
Upcoming 2021 Community Days
April 24th Earth Day Celebration. Register here.
Archery Club on Saturdays see below
May 8th Camp Counselor Training Discussion Session Summer 2021 learn more and register here.
Fishing Club on Saturdays see below
After completing an educational orientation program, annual Paddle Pass holders will be able to launch their own canoes and kayaks on the Wisconsin River using the parking lot and established shoreline access points at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. A Paddle Pass is also your connection to community paddling events and land stewardship volunteer opportunities in the Upper Dells.
Passholders are required to check in and out through the main office like all other visitors during business hours. For access outside of business hours, paddlers should contact Upham Woods at least 24 hours in advance of their visit. Weekends, mornings, and evenings can likely be accommodated with appropriate advance notice. We will work with paddlers to meet their needs.
* Note: This program does not provide access to Blackhawk Island or hiking. The pass cannot be used commercially in any way whatsoever.
LOCATION: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
FEE: $5, payable by check at orientation or credit card after registration
Contact John Celley at Upham Woods, 608-254-6461, email@example.com, with any questions about this program.
Partnership Programs with City of Wisconsin Dells Parks & Recreation Department!
Upham Woods partners with the City of Wisconsin Dells Parks and Recreation Department to provide programs for the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells community!
Upcoming partnership program offerings include:
The program is for all abilities. Participants will learn the basic rules, safety measures, equipment, and techniques in order to gain or improve fishing skills. This club meets on Saturdays. This program is led by naturalist staff who will serve as lifeguards by the waterfront for the program. All equipment is provided. Program size is capped to 9 due to COVID-19 UW-Madison policy.
AGES: 6-13 years old
DATES: Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
LOCATION: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center (N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965)
TIME: 9-11 AM
FEE: NO COST sponsored by Wisconsin DNR
REGISTER BY: April 30th, 2021 Register here.
The program is for all abilities. Participants will learn the basic rules, safety measures, equipment, and techniques in order to gain or improve archery skills.
This program is in partnership with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center as they will be leading the activities at their site. Registration for this program is available ONLINE through the City of Wisconsin Dells Park and Rec Event Registration website.
Enjoy a paddle on the Wisconsin River with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. We will be canoeing from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to join.
No canoeing experience necessary as you will be educated on proper paddling techniques in order to navigate the river. We will host three separate dates. All ages welcome. Upham Woods provides all the equipment. . Registration for this program is available ONLINE through the City of Wisconsin Dells Park and Rec Event Registration website.