George Wyth State Park | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

June 15th – 19th

The University of Iowa Wildlife Camps are coming to George Wyth State Park again this year. The camp will get students learning, exploring, and growing in the outdoors through a blend of conservation education and adventure recreation. The camp is open to students entering grades 4th – 7th. Students will be grouped by age. If a camper wants to join another camper in a different age grouping, please let staff know on the first day and we will accommodate that request.

Campers will:​​​​​​

  • Learn about the wildlife of George Wyth State Park including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects. 
  • Engage in outdoor recreational activities to explore the woodlands, wetlands, prairies, and other natural habitats of George Wyth State Park. 
  • Learn about the park’s history by exploring the unique features of the park. 

Activities and topics may include:

  • Exploring the lakes, streams, and wetlands in the park
  • Discovering life in the forest
  • Searching for Iowa’s raptors and birds
  • Basic camping and survival skills
  • Exploring our prairies 
  • Searching for mammals, snakes, turtles, frogs, and insects
  • Hitting the target with atlatls and/or bows and arrows
  • Paddling adventures and/or other water activities 
  • Rock climbing on some of the geologic features in the park

Fee: $150


Registration opens Monday, March 9th, 2020

Register for Camp


  • The majority of time will be spent at the George Wyth State Park. We reserve the right to relocate camps as needed.
  • Drop-off is between 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Josh Higgins Shelter. 
  • Pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the same location.


Registration questions: call Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9294 or email her at
Camp questions: email Jay Gorsh at