County Activities

For all camps and activities, regularly review the 4-H Newsletter for details and forms or call the UW-Extension office. for more information at 920-386-3790. Some forms may be posted on this Web site when they become available.

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Camps

4-H Summer Camps Near Wisconsin Dells

This 3-day camp (2 nights and 3 days) is for youth to learn and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Base Camp is for younger youth and held at Upham Woods near Wisconsin Dells. Set along the banks of the Wisconsin River, Upham Woods features cozy cabins, a quality nature center, main lodge, craft center and more! Programs in recreation, crafts, canoeing, archery, nature exploration, swimming and our camp theme are offered for all youth.  Transportation to and from camp is provided.
  • Outpost Camp  for older youth, is at Mirror Lake, Wisconsin Dells. Tent camping, fire cooking, canoeing, fishing, and hiking are just a few of the exciting experiences that await campers. Counselors plan and lead awesomely fun games throughout camp. Running water and bathroom facilities are available.
Autumn Weekend Family Camp at Upham Woods
  • Upham Woods’s Autumn Spectacular Family Camp is the place where families play, laugh, and grow together in the spectacular beauty of the natural Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy land and water activities, yummy meals, campfires, camp crafts, rock climbing at Devil’s Lake State park, family challenge adventures, and more!  Families have the option of a stay full of adventure, relaxation or a little bit of both.
  • Reservations, registration costs & detailed information is usually available in April. For details, visit their website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/uphamwoods/programs/programspub.cfm
4-H Super Summer Safety Day Camp (For all youth 5-10 years old)
  • Program does not duplicate Wacky Weekday Camps.
  • Held at Glacier Hills Park in Washington County – rain or shine.
  • Session are held in the lodge, cabins and outside.
  • Youth hike on irregular terrain and are outside during the day in direct, and indirect sunlight.
  • Youth are in groups of 4-5 with an older 4-H youth camp counselors.
  • Youth attend five 45-minute sessions with youth in the same age group.
  • Please apply sunscreen to your child before coming to camp. Wear socks and tennis shoes. 
  • This day camp program is conducted by professional youth workers, volunteer youth and volunteer adults involved in 4-H.  It is co-sponsored by Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Women for Agriculture.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and limited to the first 100 registrants.
  • Health form(s) must accompany your check and registration form.
4-H Wild Wacky Weekday Summer Camp (For all youth 5-9 years old – pick from 1 of 3 day-long camps)
  • Program does not duplicate Super Safety Day Camp.
  • Held at Glacier Hills Park in Washington County – rain or shine.
  • Session are held in the lodge, cabins and outside.
  • Youth hike on irregular terrain and are outside during the day in direct, and indirect sunlight.
  • Youth are in groups of 4-5 with an older 4-H youth camp counselors. Youth attend five 45-minute sessions with youth in the same age group.
  • Please apply sunscreen to your child before coming to camp. Wear socks and tennis shoes. 
  • Health form(s) must accompany your check and registration form.
  • Registration closed May 9, 2014.
Kids, Cops and Canine Safety Day Camp
  • This day camp program is conducted by professional youth workers, volunteer youth and volunteer adults involved in 4-H.  Dodge County Law Enforcement, “Shop with the Cops” co-sponsors this event.
  • Health form(s) and Media Release Form must accompany your check and registration form.
  • 2014 Kids Cops & Canines Summer Safety Day Camp and Health Form (PDF, 4 pages)
 Project Day Camp

Usually held in January to help 4-H leaders, 4-H members and their parents communicate and learn about their 4-H projects.

Community Service Events

Community service events are scheduled throughout the year. Youth and families make projects that bring comfort and cheer to military families, those in hospitals, assisted living centers or nursing homes and via social service agencies.

Family Learning Days

  • 4-H Family Learning Days are two days of family fun and education.  They are held on two Saturdays, one usually in February and one in March.
  •  January and February 4-H Newsletters have the schedule, information on the sessions offered and registration forms.
  • 4-H volunteers, businesses, and community individuals teach a variety of  sessions on topics such as: animal care, plants, ceramics, card stamping, scrapbooking, robotics and Cloverbuds,

Speaking Contest

An opportunity for members to gain experience speaking before an audience. Learning how to read well aloud or to deliver a speech from memory, as well as preparing an original speech, is important in developing our speaking and communication skills.

Demonstration and Illustrated Talk Contest

Members learn to organize their thoughts and materials through “show and tell” as they explain how to do a project or activity. Demonstrations are “showing and doing” while Illustrated Talks rely more on charts, pictures and descriptions.

Drama and Music Festival

An opportunity for members to perform before an audience (do a solo and/or perform as a group) and  be evaluated .

Dairy and Livestock Judging Contests

There are many opportunities for dairy and livestock youth to become more knowledgeable about their projects through judging teams. Youth are divided by age into Junior and Senior teams for district and state competitions. Contact the UW-Extension Office Youth Dairy and Livestock Educator for more information at 920-386-3790.

Judging teams include: Livestock, Meats, Livestock Skillathon/Quiz Bowl, Dairy and  Dairy Skillathon/Quiz Bowl.

Foods Revue

An opportunity for Foods and Nutrition Project members to “show and tell” about the foods they enjoy preparing. Foods Revue is held at one of the Family Learning Day events. Members are judged on: prepared food, menus, table service, cost of meal, time management and nutrition knowledge.

Clothing Revue

Clothing project members model garments they have constructed and/or purchased. Clothing Revue is usually held in June. Youth are judged on: poise, posture, accessories and total outfit appearance.

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