Threshold Learning Center - Zearing, Iowa
Welcome to Threshold Learning Center

Threshold Learning Center (TLC)is a non-profit organization offering nature, science, and Iowa History programs to schools in Central Iowa.  Our primary focus is our Residential Field School.  Classes come for 3 days/2 nights, participate in “school” for 9 hours during the day, and sleep in the Barn Dormitory at night.  During the summer, we offer a wide variety of Day Camps, conduct several overnight Family Camps, and provide trips around the country for Junior High and High School students.  We offer After-School Programs for local students in 3rd to 6th grade.  They have fun playing outdoors, making healthy snacks, getting homework help, and doing several community service projects.  Free family events for the public are held seasonally at the site.  We are an important business in the small town of Zearing – providing it new life, new direction, and new job opportunity.

Our Mission -"To provide a place where students of all ages can experience the natural world around them and understand their connection to and responsibility for this planet."  

We are interested in inviting the uninvited to our learning center – those who may not have been offered the opportunity to experience the great outdoors...

Threshold Learning Center strives to ensure that students of every background, racial/ethnic group, socioeconomic group, and geography have access to the numerous benefits of our outdoor programs.  TLC prohibits discrimination against its participants, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.


Current Threshold Learning Center Highlights

Threshold Learning Center is now on facebook at Threshold Learning CenterFor a more comprehensive listing of  projects and activities, visit our Projects and News & Events sections or the section for thesis writers.

2015 Summer Camps and Events Brochure.pdf

See our new 2013 TLC Barn and Facility Brochure, detailing rental rates for our barn and other facilities.

2015 TLC Barn and Facility Brochure.pdf


Barn Renovation Project

Be sure to check out Threshold Learning Center's progress to renovate a barn for use as an overnight student dormitory and community center under our to renovate a barn for use as an overnight student dormitory and community center under our Projects section. 

                                       2006                                                       Summer of 2011