Summer Camp

Upham Woods will bring exploration, discovery, and fun to your summer. We partner with 4-H county programs for summer camp and we offer unique outdoor learning experiences through grants and our other partnerships.

4-H Summer Camps

Upham Woods supports 4-H summer camp for dozens of counties. See if yours comes to Upham!

Camp Counselor Training

Upham Woods supports young people taking on leadership roles at summer camp. During the school year, we host camp counselor training to prepare our young people to be summer camp leaders.


List of Upham Woods Summer Camp Programming:


  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Circle Dance
  • Campfire
  • Swimming


  • Water ecology exploration utilizing stereoscopes
  • Raptor programs with a red-tailed hawk and barred owl
  • Live amphibian and reptile programs
  • Conservation service learning
  • Interpretive geology and history hikes on Blackhawk Island and North Shore

Outdoor & Team Building Skills

  • Outpost camping
  • Team building challenge course and group initiatives
  • Orienteering courses
  • Outdoor survival