4-H youth – 3rd through 6th graders attended the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Art Beat Camp at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center on March 14 and 15th. About 75 campers attended the arts camp to learn about the history of bead making and how to make paper and polymer beads. An exciting drama track instructed by Elizabeth Kirsten andJanine Lynaugh offered campers a chance to learn some theater warm up games and explore creating skits, while the visual arts track instructed by Susan Kloch Wendlandt offered campers an opportunity to create colorful wax paintings by melting crayons using hair dryers. This session also offered campers an in depth understanding of the life of Elizabeth Upham and the Upham family (the family that donated 310 acres of property (which includes Blackhawk Island) to the UW Extension -to what we know today as asCamp Upham Woods. A fantastic photography track was instructed by Lizzy Farrey, while Bridget Fish and Hailey Fishinstructed an energetic and fun filled session teaching campers the skills of juggling and how to make juggling balls. Christina Rencontre UW-Extension (our beloved Communication Specialist made sure everyone had supplies, and oversaw the camp registration and health forms as well making sure the camp was running smoothly! Oh! She also does so much more!!!! And lets not forget the camp-fire songs and activities…including a new Art Beat Cheer was introduced as well as a presentation offered by Catherine, the naturalist at Upham Woods.ImageImageImageImageImage