Talon Troupe | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

Talon Troupe

For students who completed 3rd – 5th grades Academic Year 2019 – 2020. The theme for Talon Troupe is teaching about nature using the creative arts as our teaching tool.

June 29 – July 2 (4-Day Camp)

Activities and topics will include:

  • Creating an ecologically based production.
  • Campers will present to the other camps (any family and friends that can also attend) on Thursday at 1pm.
  • Plenty o’ camp fun will occur during our 4 days that may involve some recreational favorites like canoeing, Frisbee, archery and fishing.

Fee: $210 (per offering)

Scholarships

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! Camp registration is a separate process, if your child receives a scholarship please call Jeanette Luke at 319-335-9294 before you register.

Registration

Registration opens Monday, March 2nd, 2020

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 do not have an account, you can either create an account here or call 319-335-9294. Important: Once your account is set up, you'll need to add your child as a "dependent" on your account
  • If you are familiar with our online registration process, click the "Register" button below

Location

  • 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 change locations of the camps per our discretion. 
  • 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. 
  • We offer a Late Stay Program for campers from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the  Hawkeye Recreation Fields  for an additional fee. (Five day camps - $35) When signing up for camps, add the late stay to your cart for each week you need it. If you are unsure, you can always add it later if you find you need to.  
  • 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). 

Refunds

  • All refunded registrations are charged an administrative processing fee ($75.00).  
  • A refund will be issued if canceling 4 weeks prior to the start of the camp offering you're 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
  • All refunded registrations are charged an administrative processing fee ($75.00).  
  • A refund may be requested by completing the online refund request form.  
  • If a camper is able and there is time and room, an attempt will be made to switch the camper to a different camp offering.  

Questions

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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