Winter Travel



Winter Travel is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Winter Travel.

Winter Travel
What you can do in this project: discover winter travel on cross-country skis and snowshoes; select and take care of equipment and clothing; experience a winter overnight campout; discover how trees and plants prepare for winter.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H448, Winter Travel


Want to learn more about Winter Travel? Try the links below.

Adventure Trips
Let’s go on an adventure! The best way to learn about the environment is to experience it! Staff at the Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center offer winter travel activities and camps.

Winter Travel Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including winter travel. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Winter Travel Project. Just follow these links!

Go Wild With Wisconsin Wildcards
An activity kit from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources that includes more than 250 “trading cards,” featuring some of Wisconsin’s plants, wildlife and special places. Great resource for helping Wisconsinites (of all ages) get to know their state and its natural resource issues.

International Snowshoe Association
Site informs and educates you on safe activities in winter, including the art and skill of safe snowshoeing.

Northwest Wisconsin Skiing
Lots of information on skiing accommodations, trails, equipment, snowshoeing, and even weather reports in Northwest Wisconsin.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Winter Camping Primer
Things that you need to know to go camping in the snow.

Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism
Site to search for things to do in Wisconsin, including winter travel activities and other adventures. You can also find state weather or road conditions, a particular tourism organization or state agency at this site.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Winter Travel Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.