June 29th - July 1st, 2017
The purpose of Intermediate Camp is for 4-H youth who have completed 5th – 8 th grade to gain life skills through hands-on activities, experiencing nature, meeting and interacting with other youth, and working in group settings. Bus transportation is provided for all campers/counselors/adults to Upham Woods Environmental Education Center in Wisconsin Dells. The bus leaves before noon on Thursday, June 29, and returns early afternoon Saturday, July 1. Campers have the opportunity to participate in great camp activities such as: Adventurous Nature Hikes and Activities, Dynamic Group Games, Wild & Wet Waterfront Activities, Awesome Campfires with Skits, Songs, and Stories, Imaginative Arts & Crafts, Cabin Dwelling Location: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center (http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/) provides educational opportunities through programs focused on environmental and leadership education. Operating since 1941, Upham Woods is a model residential outdoor learning center, managed by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The center sits on a prime location on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells, offering an excellent “river classroom” to study both the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin. The center rests on 310 total acres of forested land, including a 210 -acre island called “Blackhawk Island.” The facility consists of 14 buildings including a fully equipped nature center and a raptor enclosure housing educational birds of prey. Upham Woods offers a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment that encourages youth development and mastery through independent and community-building outdoor learning activities. Through exploration of the natural environment, outdoor land and water pursuits, and our low element challenge course, 4-H campers gain unforgettable experiences learning about the natural world, themselves and each other! Programs meet the goals, essential elements and foundational topics of 4-H Youth Development principles. Upham Woods programming features youth leadership and life skills development opportunities that build on the 4-H goals of: Competence in lifetime skills, Confidence in self and others, Connection with nature, 4-H leaders, and fellow 4-H’ers, Caring for the environment, themselves, their peers, and their leaders, Character for today’s experiences and tomorrow’s challenges.
For more information and how to register, go to Camp Registration Information.
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin