Art Beat

March 17-19, 2023; Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Cost: $125 for Youth, $75 for Chaperones
Registration January 20-February 20, 2023

4-H Art Beat is the introductory program for Wisconsin 4-H Communication Arts and was created for 4-H members in grades 3-5, their parents and leaders. Art Beat! provides an opportunity for youth and their parents to experience five different art forms in a camping environment at Camp Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells. Art Beat! track leaders are older 4-H Youth, 4-H Leaders, and staff.

Art Beat was created for 4-H members in grades 3-5 and their parents and leaders, 4-H Art Beat is the introductory program for Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communication and is typically held in March at our State 4-H Camp, Upham Woods in the Wisconsin Dells. The weekend features a look at a variety of arts projects including music, drama, visual arts, art in nature, and more!  Camp begins Friday evening at 6:30 pm and ends Sunday morning at 11:00 am.

4-H members will explore their own creativity while discovering the great variety of 4-H Arts & Communication experiences available to them now and in the near future. Session leaders will be 4-H older youth, adult leaders, and 4-H staff members with a wealth of experience to share. Youth and adult participants will rotate through a variety of sessions which are hands-on and active and held at various sites throughout camp, including outdoors.   Both youth and adult participants stay in the cabins on cabin hill. Parents are not required to attend but are invited. Adult applicants, please note:  All adults will be considered Adult Advisors (chaperones) for the camp – if you are not already an active 4-H volunteer you must complete the requirements to become one before camp – contact your county UW-Extension 4-H Office for assistance.  Please do so as soon as possible to allow enough time to complete the required training and for a background check to be completed before camp.

The registration fee (both youth and adults must pay the registration fee) will include all materials and supplies, overnight lodging, meals, and snacks.  Why not get a whole carload of youth and adults together from your county for some genuine 4-H bonding time?  Transportation is NOT provided by the State 4-H Office.

Come join the excitement of this opportunity available to our most enthusiastic and creative 4-H members!

Registration Information

Registration will open in 4H Online on January 20 and will close on February 20, 2023.  Upham Woods is able to accommodate 120 participants. Once registration is filled, participants can register to be on a WAITLIST.

To Register:

  1. Log in to 4HOnline account (
  2. Click blue “View” button next to participant’s name.
  3. Click “Events” in the left menu.
  4. Click “Register for a new event” in the upper right corner.
  5. ArtBeat! should pop up as an option. Click and complete registration.

Interested adults who are not already active 4-H Leaders should contact their county UW-Extension 4-H Office as soon as possible for assistance in completing the process to become a volunteer.  The process involves Volunteers in Preparation (VIP), Title IX, Mandated Reporter, and Building Safe Spaces (BSS) Trainings and a Background Check. 

State Scholarships

Needs-based scholarships are available for youth who participate in Statewide Educational Experiences. Scholarships require an application that is submitted to the state office. For more information on these scholarships and to apply, please visit the Scholarship page on our website.

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