Zion Nature Center Summer Camps

Registration Information



Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be completed in person at Zion Nature Center, during normal business hours.

To register please bring:
1. Completed waiver forms – one per child
2. Check payable to Zionsville Parks, exact cash amount or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover are accepted)

  • Camp fees are non-refundable.
  • Waiver form and payment must be received during registration to secure your child’s spot.
  • Mail-in registration will not be accepted.
  • Children must be correct age at start of their camp.
  • Waiver forms are available by clicking HERE, or can be picked up at the Zion Nature Center during normal business hours (Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays noon – 5 p.m.)
summer camp 2018
Focus on Forests

Wet and Wild Camp - CAMP FULL
Tuesday, June 5


Summers here! Time to get down and dirty in our parks. Spend the day exploring in the wetland and creek of Zion Nature Sanctuary. What lives down in the water? Join us to find out...and perhaps get a little wet in the process!
Ages: 6 - 12 years
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $20

Bonkers for Birds Camp - 5 Spots Left!
Thursday, June 7


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.
Ages: 6 - 12 years
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $20

Backyard Explorers Camp - CAMPS FULL
June 18 - 21 or July 9 - 12


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!
Ages: 4 – 5 years
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: $45

Mommy & Me Camp
Friday, June 22 or Friday, July 13


Give your toddler an introduction to nature with their very own nature camp. With mom by our side, we'll discover who lives in our backyard and explore outside with all our senses.
Ages: 1 - 3 years with adult
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Fee: $10

Nature Navigators Camp - CAMPS FULL
June 25 - 29


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!
Ages: 6 – 8 years
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $85

Biologist Boot Camp
July 16 - 20


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!
Ages: 9 - 11 years
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $85
Summer Camp

Fantastic Beasts Camp - CAMP FULL
Tuesday, July 24


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.
Ages: 6 - 12 years
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $20

My Grandperson and ME! - 1 SPOT LEFT!
Thursday, July 26


Kids, here’s your chance to bring your grandparent to spend the day at summer camp, and share in all the activities and explorations! It’s okay if siblings share a grandperson. 
Ages: 4 - 6 years with grandparent
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fee; $15

Nocturnal Nature Camp
Friday, July 27


Are you afraid of the dark? Join us to explore the park at dark! We'll discover all things nocturnal with activities and a hike. Then end the evening enjoying a crackling campfire and roasting marshmallows.
Ages: 8 - 14 years
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fee: $20