Peregrinatio Per Iowam | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

For students who completed 8th – 9th grade Academic Year 2018 – 2019The theme for Peregrinatio Per Iowam is the exploration of Iowa. (Peregrinatio per Iowam is Latin for “A journey through Iowa”) 

  • June 10th – June 13th (Loess Hills)
  • July 22nd – July 25th (Driftless Region)

Activities and topics will include:

  • Family Meeting – There will be a family meeting at the Hawkeye Recreation Fields, under the shelter from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the first day of camp. (Please have one family member in attendance to get important safety information, schedules, and trip preperations.)
  • Four-day camp with two overnights
  • Team-building at the UI’s Challenge Course
  • Three-day journey to Southwest Iowa (the “Loess Hills” in June) & the Upper Iowa River (the "Driftless Region” in July)
  • Campers along with senior staff will explore some of our state’s most treasured areas while at the same time discover the wonder of some of our local fauna.
  • Water activities such as kayaking and swimming will be part of the journey. 
  • Overnights are on the second and third night of the four-day trip - Food provided.

Fee: $350 (per week)


We're excited that there are two scholarship opportunities available through E.B. Green and United Way. Thank you to these organizations for providing support to children to attend camp! If your child receives a scholarship, please register by calling Jeanette Luke at 319-335-9294.


Registration opens Friday, March 1st, 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.



  • The majority of time will be spent at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area. Some field trips may be taken to other local natural areas.
  • We reserve the right to relocate camps as needed.
  • Unless otherwise noted, drop-off is between 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Hawkeye Recreation Fields. The buses leave at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up is between 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the same location.
  • There is an option to drop-off and pick-up at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area. Drop-off at this site is between 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and pick up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the Archery Pavilion (second left after you enter the Macbride Nature Recreation Area).


  • Families will receive a refund minus the non-refundable processing fee ($75.00) 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 ($75.00) 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
Camp questions: email Meredith at
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