Avian Adventure | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

For students who completed 3rd – 6th grade, Academic Year 2018 – 2019. The theme for camp is “Avian Adventure"

  • August 12th – August 13th 
  • August 14th – August 15th 
Activities and topics will include:
  • Natural history of the raptor residents at the Iowa Raptor Project 
  • Bird Calls and Nests 
  • Avian Art 
  • Scavenger Hunts 
  • Bird Banding 
  • Recreational Tree Climbing 
  • Proper use of binoculars and scopes to observe birds 
  • Geocaching

Fee: $80


Registration opens Monday, June 17th, 2019

Already registered? See our Family Letter with all the information you need to know before your camper attends camp.

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 have questions please call 319-335-9293 or stop by the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center or Field House Member Services desk. 
  • If you are familiar with our online registration process, click the "Register" button below.



  • Drop-off and pick-up is located at Macbride Nature Recreation Area Hawk Shelter near the Iowa Raptor Project.
  • Drop-off is between 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and pick up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • We reserve the right to relocate camps as needed.


  • Families will receive a refund minus the non-refundable processing fee ($25.00) 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 319-335-9294 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 319-335-9294 and complete the online refund request form.
  • A refund may be requested minus the non-refundable ($25.00) 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 jeanette-luke@uiowa.edu.
Camp questions: email Meredith at meredith-caskey@uiowa.edu
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