Beak Brigade | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

For ages 4 & 5. Preschool years are a wonderful time to be outside as much as possible and learn how things grow, move, and thrive.

Summer 2020 Wildlife Camps have been canceled. Please visit our COVID-19 Announcements page for more information.

Activities and topics will include:

  • Smiles, songs, books and positive energy will be used to learn as much as we can each day we are together. 
  • Exploration of the green space around the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC) will be utilized to look for songbirds, seeds, spiders and squirrels that live in Iowa in the summer.  
  • Access to an indoor space at the HTRC is available if needed. 

Fee: $55 (per offering)


We're excited that there are two scholarship opportunities available through E.B. Green and United Way. Thank you to these organizations for providing support to children to attend camp! If your child receives a scholarship, please register by calling Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9293.


Registration opens Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Registration is online only! Internet Explorer does NOT work with our registration portal. Please use Chrome or Firefox. You must have an online account with us to register. If you do not have an account, we recommend setting up an account PRIOR to registration opening.

Here's what you need to know:

  • You can sign up for an account at any time. Learn how to set up an account and how to register here. If you do not have an account, you can either create an account here or call (319) 335-9293Important: Once your account is set up, you'll need to add your child as a "dependent" on your account
  • If you are familiar with our online registration process, click the "Register" button below.



  • We will explore the green space around the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex (HTRC). We will have an indoor space at the HTRC if we need to be inside.
  • Drop-off and pick-up for this camp is at the East Entrance of the HTRC. 


  • Families will receive a refund minus the non-refundable processing fee ($75.00) if canceling 4 weeks prior to the start of camp attending.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
  • If you need to cancel, please call Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9293 and complete the online refund request form.
  • The Director reserves the right to dismiss any camper whose choices or conduct becomes detrimental to the program, other participants or themselves. No refunds will be made for dismissed campers.

We understand that a medical issue or unplanned emergency may cause a camper the inability to attend camp. 

  • Please call Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9293 and complete the online refund request form.
  • A refund may be requested minus the non-refundable ($75.00) processing fee per camp session for each participant not attending.
  • If a camper is able and there is time and room, an attempt will be made to switch the camper to a different session. (This only applies to summer and winter camps.)


Registration questions: call Jeanette Luke at 319-335-9294 or email her at
Camp questions: email Meredith at
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