Summer Camps

Camp Registration Information:

  • Registration must be completed in person at the Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted
  • Children must be correct age at the start of their camp
  • Camp fees are non-refundable 
  • Both registration form and payment must be received to secure your child’s spot 

Camp Registration is currently postponed as all Town of Zionsville facilities (including the Zion Nature Center) are closed until April 6. We will resume camp registration once the facility reopens.

Summer Junior Counselor:

Students aged 14 - 18 years can volunteer as a junior counselor and assist our Park Naturalist and part-time staff with Summer Nature Camps. Return this completed application, along with a cover letter explaining your interest, and a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member by May 1 for consideration. Volunteer spots are limited! Applicants will receive an in-person interview.

  • Help prepare, lead and clean up camp activities
  • Gain valuable leadership experience
  • Looks great on a resume
  • Minimum 2 week availability during the summer
  • Mandatory camp training on May 13, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Zion Nature Center
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Wet and Wild Camp  - CAMP FULL

  • Date: Tuesday, June 2
  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Fee: $20

Summer’s here! Time to get down and dirty in our
parks. Spend the day exploring in the wetland and
creek. What lives down in the water? Join us to find
out...and perhaps get a little wet in the process!

Junior Ornithologist Camp - 5 Spots Left!

  • Date: Thursday, June 4
  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Fee: $20

Whether your bonkers for birds or have never birded
before, this camp is perfect for you. Explore birding
basics with a bird hike through the park (complete with
binoculars). We’ll discover the world of birds with fun
activities, including making our own bird feeders.

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Backyard Explorers Camp - CAMPS FULL

  • Dates: June 15 - 18 or July 13 - 16 (Register for one set of dates per child)
  • When: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 4 – 5 years
  • Fee: $45

Discover animals and habitats in your backyard as we
turn over logs, hike trails, and explore nature with all
our senses. Get up-close to a turtle, discover what a
snake feels like and get creative!


Nature Navigators Camp - CAMPS FULL

  • Dates: June 22 - 26
  • When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Register for AM or PM time slot per child)
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 6 – 8 years
  • Fee: $85

Join us for an exciting week of outdoor activities while
learning about nature in your backyard. Become a
Junior Naturalist as we identify trees; explore wetlands,
use binoculars to spot birds, and so much more!

Wild for Minecraft - CAMP FULL

  • Date: Tuesday, July 7
  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Fee: $20

Unplug and bring your Minecraft building skills
outdoors! Did you know much of Minecraft is inspired
by nature? Campers will work together to build using
natural materials, make natural tools, and use their
creativity outdoors in this NO TECH camp.

Nature & Art Camp - CAMP FULL

  • Date: Thursday, July 9
  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Fee: $20

Explore the natural world with an artistic eye. Campers
will try their hand at a variety of different arts and
crafts. No artistic talent is required; just a love for
creating!

Biologist Boot Camp

  • Dates: July 20 - 24
  • When: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 9 – 12 years
  • Fee: $85

Pull on those hiking boots and prepare for a week of
outdoor activities and hands-on habitat investigations
with biologists. Explore the animals and plants in your
backyard with nets, binoculars, microscopes and
science!

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My Grandperson and ME! - CAMP FULL

  • Date: Tuesday, July 28
  • When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 4 - 6 years with grandparent
  • Fee: $15

Kids, here’s your chance to bring your grandparent to
spend the day at summer camp, and share in all your
activities and explorations! It’s okay if siblings share a
grandperson.

Fantastic Beasts Camp - CAMP FULL

  • Date: Thursday, July 30
  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Fee: $20

The world is full of fantastic beasts...let’s go find them!
Join us as we search high and low through the forest,
field and wetland in pursuit of the fascinating and
fantastic animals that call our backyards home.

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