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Upland Hills School Turns 50!

Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Building the Future.

Weekend Activities

Friday, September 16th                                                        

Ted, Phil and Friends Concert                                                                       7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.     

Join Ted and UHS Alumni in the Karen Joy Theater for the kind of evening we love best—the songs and storytelling of UHS!

Saturday, September 17th

Adventure Playground (APG)                                                        Noon–3:00 p.m.                       

The Ropes Course will be open for an afternoon challenge. This is available to those age 10 and up. A waiver must be completed and can be downloaded here. Email the signed waiver back to

* Registration Full

Handwork, Whittling, ASG                        Noon–3:00 p.m.                               

No registration required, meet in front of the school or Big Room at noon.

*Registration Full

Welcome In / Welcome Back       4:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.                              

An evening on Upland Hills Farm to celebrate the first half century of UHS with our sights set on the next 50!            

Evening at a glance

4:00–5:00 Meet up with old friends, explore the farm, enjoy a hayride.

5 :00–6:00 Dinner by our very own Upland Hills Nourish Kitchen.

6:00–7:00 Music, Musings and Appreciation.

7:00–8:30 Square Dance!

9:00–10:30 DJ and dancing.

Sunday, September 18th

So Long for Now Brunch                                                         11:00 a.m.                       

Brunch will be served in the Big Room and outdoor area of the School. Chefs Matt and Brandon will serve up a special meal before we have to say goodbye.

To learn more, call the School at 248-693-2878.


About Our Weekend Celebration

To the teachers, learners, creators and builders of the past 50 years, we want to honor you and the immeasurable contributions you have made to our community over the years. For those of us who are here now, teaching and learning together, it is time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the past couple years when our community came together in a time of great uncertainty and created something magical and unforgettable. We know it was only possible because we were building on the bedrock of love, courage and agency laid by those who did the work before us. Together, we can envision and support the next 50 years of our beloved school.

We are so excited to host the Upland Hills community—past and present—for a fun filled weekend of music, dancing, campfire storytelling, play and good food. You will see in the details below a packed lineup of activities and events. Please consider joining for one, some or all of the celebrations!

Throughout the weekend, we will also be highlighting the upcoming campaigns that are important to the present and future success of the next 50 years of Upland Hills School. We invite everyone to help us envision, create and financially support the continued growth and development of our children and school community.


We have large canvas wall tents (think glamping!) now that sit on wooden decks. The tents can easily accommodate a family or small group of friends for the weekend. Outside each tent is a 12’x14’ deck space with a picnic table.

We have 6 tents available for weekend rental. They are each situated around campus, near the school building. Access to bathrooms in the school is available.

Tent camping is also available around campus—you pick the spot!—for those looking to rough it a bit more. Bathrooms available in the school.

There are multiple fire rings and wood available for anyone camping over the weekend.


To learn more about this and other accommodation options email