Palisades-Kepler State Park Wildlife Camp | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

Palisades-Kepler State Park 

June 15th- 19th

The University of Iowa Wildlife Camps are coming to Palisades-Kepler State Park 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 Palisades-Kepler 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 Palisades-Kepler State Park. 
  • Learn about the park’s natural and human histories 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: $100

Fee is reduced from $150 thanks to an Iowa DNR REAP Conservation Education Program grant.

Registration

Registration opens Monday, March 9th, 2020

Register for Camp

Location

Questions?

Registration questions: call Jeanette Luke at (319) 335-9294 or email her at jeanette-luke@uiowa.edu.
Camp questions: email Jay Gorsh at 
jay-gorsh@uiowa.edu