4‑H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience the great outdoors. Winnebago County’s Summer Camp is a 4-day, 3-night experience for youth in 3rd-8th grades. Campers learn about the natural world, themselves and each other at the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center located in Wisconsin Dells (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/uphamwoods/).
Youth stay in cabins with about 10 campers, 2-3 youth counselors and 1 adult. Camp activities include hiking, canoeing, archery, swimming, nature, crafts, recreation, a low element challenge course, and so much more. Camp activities are planned and run by 20 youth counselors (grades 9-13) with support from 12 adult chaperones, the Winnebago County 4-H Program Coordinator and 3 Upham Woods Naturalists.
NEEDED: Adult Camp Chaperones!
Come join us for another year of fun at Upham Woods. Chaperones must be at least 21 years of age and be a certified 4-H Leader (or willing to complete the process to become one). Please submit your application ASAP! 2019 Chaperone Application
Join us for 2019’s “Mission Impossible” Summer Camp – Complete with Escape Room!
NEW for 2019! Registration for 4-H Summer Camp is in 4HOnline (https://wi.4honline.com/). 4-H Members will need to log into their existing profile to register for 4-H Summer Camp. Youth who are not currently enrolled in 4-H will need to create a profile in 4HOnline before registering for Summer Camp. A camp waitlist will begin once we reach 90 campers or on June 3. Cabin assignments (10 youth/cabin) are made based on gender/age. Our ability to take youth from the waitlist will depend on openings in specific cabins.
- Early Bird DEADLINE March 31 (at midnight): $125/camper
- Regular Registration (April 1 – June 3): $175/camper
Camp Costs include transportation to/from Upham Woods, lodging, 3 meals/1snack daily, T-shirts, activity supplies and camp staff. Actual cost of camp is estimated to be $228/youth. The Winnebago County 4-H Leaders’ Association covers all costs beyond the $125/$175 charged to campers.
CHANGES for 2019! Busses will be leaving Oshkosh at 8:00AM on Wednesday June 26 and returning at NOON on Saturday, June 29. Campers will receive more detailed information closer to camp.
RESOURCES FOR CAMP COUNSELORS
Kill it while its kick’n: Games and Activities for Learning & Fun! (pdf, 552 KB, 28 pages)
Reflection Activities Booklet: A Camp Counselor’s Guide to Reflection Activities (pdf, 204 KB, 35 pages)
Ages and Stages of 4-H Youth Development (pdf, 2 MB, 2 pages)
Camp Counselor Handbook (pdf, 6.3 MB, 29 pages)