Pikes Peak State Park | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

July 20th - 24th 

The University of Iowa Wildlife Camps are coming to Pikes Peak 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 Pikes Peak 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 Pikes Peak 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 

Paddling, fishing and/or other water activities 

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

Location

The camp will be held at PIkes Peak State Park Recreation Area. 

  • Drop-off is between 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the boat ramp parking area. 
  • Pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the same location.

Questions?

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