This summer, the University of Iowa is partnering with Iowa state parks to host Wildlife Camps for kids in nine state parks, including the Ledges.

“Wildlife Camps have been a popular educational and recreational experience in the Iowa City area for more than 25 years and we are excited to share this program with kids across the state,” said Jay Gorsh, program coordinator. “Campers will spend a week exploring, learning and playing – in the wild.”

The University of Iowa hosted the Wildlife Camps in six state parks last year. The camps were so successful the university is expanding to nine parks for 2018. The day camps are for students entering third-seventh grade and offer fun, exploratory activities focusing on the wildlife, natural habitats and unique features of each state park. Dates of the Ledges day camp are July 23-27.

Registration is open and enrollment will be limited to 40 students per camp. Cost is $150 per week. To register and learn more about the camps, visit