March 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Springbrook is one of the two weekends each year that N4C members from all camera clubs meet together.  It is named after Iowa's "Springbrook State Park", which is a centralized location west of Des Moines.  After attending for the first time, why do members keep coming back?  Just ask them and look at the schedule.

All About Photography - Bring your camera, tripod, and notepad.  Spring brook is totally about photography and making friends with others passionate about photography.  There are educational programs, member's slide shows, workshops, equipment demonstrations, hiking, meals and much more.

Super Economical - By sleeping in the park's dorm lodging, the total cost is $108 for two nights lodging, five meals and registration for all the events.  What a deal!  The cost will be reduced to $93 per person if you choose other lodging.

What to Expect - It is a casual and friendly time to make friends and talk about club ideas, travel locations, equipment or just hang out, relax, and soak up what is offered.

Comfortable Facilities - The Education and Conference Center is a small campus like facility operated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  There is a conference center building with a large screen, projector, sound system, and tables for the programs and workshops.  The dining hall is close and meals are served cafeteria style with snacks and drinks provided at breaks.  There are separate men's and women's lodges.  Each lodge has 4 large sleeping rooms each accommodating about 8 twin-size beds.  Bedding and towels are provided and there are showers in the bathrooms.  All buildings are handicap accessible.

Park Environment - The state park is densely forested in an area of rolling hills.  There are many hiking paths and ponds.  Deer and birds are common.  Usually the early spring flowers are beginning to bloom and mushrooms can be found by those with good eyes.  Search the internet and you'll find more information and brochures about the park. 

Dates - This years dates are April 22, 23, & 24, 2016.  The deadline for registration must be received by April 13, 2016.  An application for registration is available here: http://www.n4c.us/SpringbrookRegistration2016.pdf  For program details go here: http://www.n4c.us/SpringbrookProgram2016_1.pdf


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