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May 5-7, 2017  Iowa Camp-In Mini-Convention


The Iowa DNR has informed us that the Springbrook Education Center will close for good March 13th, 2017. The state park will stay open. With the help of several N4C members and others, we have found an existing new camp on 30 acres just 10 miles south of Springbrook. We will have the same great meals and the same registration fees that are on the current registration forms. You can use the same registration form, and next year we will change the name. The N4C board voted 9-0 to approve this location, and Ken Johnson and Dwight Tomes visited the facility to make sure it fit our needs.

In order to use the location, we need to change from the April date to May 5-6-7. Sorry about that, but this was too good a deal to not accept. The name of the facility is St. Thomas More Center. It is located west of Panora, Iowa, overlooking Lake Panorama. It has meeting rooms, dining hall with round tables that will seat 160. The dorms have enough bunk beds so everyone can use the lower bunk and use the upper for your things. Again, you will have to bring all your own bedding and pillow. It is a no smoking campus. If you want to camp, you can make reservations at the campground at Springbrook.

Click on this link to see a few pictures of the facility:   If we enjoy our stay, we are invited to continue using this facility yearly. A special thank you goes to Paul Belden (Springbrook Concessionaire), Joe Connolly (Director of STM), Ken Johnson, Dwight Tomes, and your N4C board. As Ken put it, "They are making every effort to accommodate us. My thought is that they are compassionate, as if we are refugees. (In a way we are), as the country of Springbrook has been overthrown." Registration fees remain the same and we will have the same meal concessionaire as at Springbrook.

Larry & Delores Meister


"Springbrook" is at a
New Location this year

  May 5-7, 2017  Iowa Camp-In
Held at Saint Thomas More Center
 between Guthrie Center & Panora, IA.
 [Program Schedule Updated 3/1/2017]   [Registration Form]
[Aerial View] 
[Detailed Map]  [STMCenterWeb]
A great photo shoot, hands on workshops,
and educational speakers are planned.


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The North Central
Camera Club Council (N4C)

N4C is an organization of about 40 camera clubs in the North Central States area of the United States of America. Individuals are encouraged to join one of the affiliated camera clubs in their area thereby qualifying as a member of N4C and eligible to participate in contests and activities of the Council.


Our Purpose

N4C is a non-profit organization dedicated to public education and learning in the science and art of photography:

bulletto stimulate invention and research in photographic techniques and the general application thereof;
bulletto accumulate and disseminate information on the science and practice of photography;
bulletto issue regular bulletins and publications necessary to record the progress currently being made in the field;
bulletto transmit to members information useful in their practice of photography and allied arts;
bulletto promote and encourage advancement of its members in the knowledge and practice of the science and art of photography;
bulletto render such other services to its members’ clubs as may increase their abilities
bulletto advance in the practice of photography through membership in the local camera clubs;
bulletand to provide a means of communication among the various clubs for the exchange of ideas and accomplishments in this field.

The North Central Camera Council
has been a PSA member
since 1956.

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