Wildlife Camps | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Wildlife Camps began in the summer of 1991 with a mission to awaken an awareness and appreciation of the natural world in our campers, as well as to inspire campers to action through developing a sound “land ethic” (in the words of Aldo Leopold, a native Iowan).  We carry out this mission through hands– on activities, because each of the staff realizes that it was through first–hand experiences that our excitement and care for wildlife and natural ecosystems was kindled. We take our mission seriously, and have a lot of fun doing it!

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Wildlife Camps at Macbride Nature Recreation Area

We offer camps in the Summer, and during Spring and Winter breaks.  Summer registration will open March 1.

Summer     Winter Break     Spring Break

Wildlife Camps at DNR State Parks

We expanded Wildlife Camps to six Iowa DNR State Parks in the summer of 2017 thanks to an Iowa DNR REAP Grant and we're excited to continue this program in 2018.

State Parks

Contact Us

David Conrads
Associate Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education
Meredith Caskey
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education
Jay Gorsh
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education