Summer Camp

Why Summer Camp?

Located just 2 miles north of Wisconsin Dells, Upham Woods is 310 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous/coniferous forests and sandstone formations right on the Wisconsin River. Whether your child has never been to Upham Woods or wants another chance for an amazing Upham Woods camp experience, we’re here to make a memorable summer. Studies have shown that going to summer camp helps youth grow in areas such as self-confidence, independence, making friends, exploring, and learning new activities. Even for a short time period, time spent at camp can benefit a child all the way through adulthood.

2019 Summer Camp – Dates Set!

La Crosse County 4-H has camp available for youth this year! La Crosse County has paired up with Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells to offer open enrollment camp on Sunday, August 4th-Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.  The cost of camp is $168, but the 4-H Leaders Board will reimburse 1/2 the cost after camp. Adult volunteers are free!

At camp, youth ages 8-13 will learn about the natural world, themselves and each other. Camp activities include hiking, canoeing, archery, swimming, low element travel courses and so much more. The traditions of summer camp and unique qualities of Upham Woods combine for an unforgettable experience! Registration is available until full and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. For even more information and the link to registration, visit the Upham Woods website link below.

Upham Woods Website

2019 Summer Camp Counselor Training

When: Saturday, March 9th-Sunday, March 10th OR Saturday, April 27th-Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Where: Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
Who: youth ages 14 and over and adult volunteers
Cost: Approximately $25 (funding is available from the La Crosse County Leaders Board)

2019 Summer Outpost Camp

When: Monday, June 17th-Wednesday, June 19th
Where: Wildcat Mountain State Park, E13660 WI-33, Ontario, WI 54651
Who: 4-H youth currently in grades 6-8
Cost: $115 ($90 will be provided from the La Crosse County 4-H Leaders Board upon motion approval)

Monroe County 4-H will host another fun-filled camp experience this summer! Activities will include canoeing, swimming, fire building and safety, survival skills, tent camping and field games. To register, please fill out the Google form at by Wednesday, May 1st. Transportation will be organized for La Crosse County participants once final numbers are counted.

Interested chaperones or counselors (must be youth in 10th grade and up) should fill out the online Google form at

Camp Memories

Check out the album below of La Crosse County youth enjoying Upham Woods’ 2017 Open Enrollment Summer Camp!