4-H Camp

Dates: July 18 – 20, 2018

S’mores, campfires, tents, cabins, swimming, woods, canoeing, hikes, games, fishing, archery, crafts, we could go on and on about what you can experience when you join us for 4-H Summer Camp in Upham Woods.  If this sounds like the kind of fun, exciting adventure that you want to be a part of then mark your calendar and plan to attend 4-H Camp on July 18 – 20, 2018.  We hope to see you there!

Invite your friends – you don’t have to be in 4-H to attend summer camp at Upham Woods!  All campers, 4-H and non 4-H, will need to fill out a 4-H Summer Camper Registration Form 2018 and return it to the Extension Office by Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Camp Counselors (Open to youth in Grades 9 – 13):
If summer camp is one of your favorite 4-H memories, apply to be a 4-H Camp Counselor!  Share your experiences with a group of young campers as you lead them on a nature hike, go swimming, or just hang out in the cabin.  You will have an opportunity to help plan the 2018 summer camp and learn about your role as a camp counselor when you attend the counselor training at Upham Woods on April 21-22, 2018 (tentative).

Don’t delay, apply today!  Fill out the 2018 4-H Camp Counselor Application and return to the Richland County Extension Office.  Applications are due February 15, 2018.

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H summer camp.  If you are interested in being an adult volunteer at summer camp, we have just the right opportunity for you! Contact the Extension Office if you are interested at 608-647-6148.

Adult Camp Chaperone opportunities include:

  • Chaperone: Sleeps in cabin with campers, counselors and other adults. Also assist with camp activities during the day.
  • Craft Coordinator: Assists in the development and supervision of craft activities.
  • Camp Nurse (CPR and First Aid certified): In charge of all camp related health and wellness concerns and medicine disbursements. Stays in nurse’s cabin during camp.
  • Photographer: Take pictures during camp. Send digital pictures to the Crawford, Richland, and Vernon County Extension Offices.
  • Dining Hall Coordinator: Is in charge of meal procedures during camp including supervision of set up and clean-up for meals.
  • Archery Instructor: Provides introductory instruction for campers.

Wooden sign that reads Welcome to Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center