Maquoketa Caves State Park | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Canceled

The University of Iowa Wildlife Camps are coming to Maquoketa Caves 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 3rd – 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 Maquoketa Caves 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 Maquoketa Caves 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

Fee: $100

Fee is reduced from $150 thanks to Friends of Maquoketa Cave State Park.

Registration

Registration opens Monday, March 9th, 2020

 

Location

  • The camp will be at Maquoketa Caves State Park
  • Drop-off is between 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center. 
  • Pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the same location.

Questions?

Registration questions: call Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9293 or email her at jeanette-luke@uiowa.edu.
Camp questions: email Jay Gorsh at jay-gorsh@uiowa.edu