Wildlife Camps at DNR State Parks | Recreational Services
University of Iowa
In the summer of 2017, we brought our day camp program to Iowa DNR State Parks for the first time. Our goals for campers include: 
  • Awaken an awareness of the natural world and wildlife in our state parks
  • Nurture an appreciation for wildlife and natural ecosystems
  • Inspire action by developing a “land ethic”

Wildlife Camps is a day camp and is for students entering 3rd – 7th grade. The registration deadline is two weeks before the camp starts and we must have 15 campers registered to hold camp. Please note this is NOT an overnight camp.

Daily Schedule

Camp activities will start at 8:30 a.m. (supervision begins at 7:45 a.m.) and ends at 3:30 p.m. (supervision ends at 4:15 p.m.). Please note that weather plays a big factor in our activities! Inclement weather may mean a change in activities and location.

2020 Camps

June 8th - June 12th:

June 15th - June 19th:

June 22nd - June 26th:

July 6th - July 10th:

July 13th - July 17th:

July 20th - July 24th:

Registration Information

Registration will open Monday, March 9th

Work for us!

Questions about the camps or employment? E-mail Jay Gorsh at jay-gorsh@uiowa.edu or call 319-461-5700.
Need our Federal ID Number for childcare credit? Federal Identification Number: 42-600-4813

Contact Us

Jay Gorsh
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education