Summer Camps

Camp Registration is CLOSED. If you are currently on a wait list you will be contacted as spots become available.

Preschoolers playing in creek

Backyard Explorers Camp
July 25 - July 29 

  • Ages: 4 – 5 years
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. daily
  • Location: Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street 
  • Fee: $80 Resident/$90 Nonresident

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!

Friday, July 8 - My Grandperson and ME! 

  • Ages: 3 - 6 years with grandparent
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th
    Street
  • Fee: $24 Resident/$27 Nonresident

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

Tuesday, June 28 - Spy Kids Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Calling all sleuths! Your mission, if you choose to accept, is a fun day full of secret missions, fingerprinting, code cracking, laser dodging, invisible ink and more!

Wednesday, June 29 - Art Adventures Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

This is a fun day to explore all kinds of art - the messier the better! We will work with textiles, paint with unexpected objects,
make paint bomb art, and more! No previous art experience is required, just bring your imagination.

Thursday, June 30 - Wilderness Adventure Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • Location: Overley-Worman Park, 6040 Godello Circle
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Join us for an exciting wilderness adventure! Learn basic survival skills such as shelter building, star􀆟ng a fire with flint and steel, and navigating all while enjoying the beautiful world around us.

Tuesday, July 5 - Wet and Wild Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Elm Street Green, 165 N Elm St.
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

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

Wednesday, July 6 - American Girl Experience

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

This is a fun-filled, one-of-a-kind day camp that encourages creativity and gives campers a chance to share their love of American Girl stories. We will explore historic facts, play games, sew, explore our own memories, and make new ones! Campers may, but are not required to bring a doll.

Thursday, July 7 - Fishing FUN! Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Overley-Worman Park, 6040 Godello Circle
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Today is all about fish. Campers will learn the basics of fishing including; how to cast, reel, bait their hook and several fishing knots. Try your hand at catching the big one at Overley-Worman Pond and enjoy some fish inspired activities.

Nature Navigators Camp

July 18 - July 22

  • Ages: 6 – 12 years
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily
  • Location: Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Friday we will meet at Elm Street Green Park, 165 N Elm Street to explore Eagle Creek.
  • Fee: $120 Resident/$135 Nonresident

Join us for an exciting week of outdoor activities while learning about nature in your backyard. Become a Junior Naturalist and discover different habitats, explore creeks, use binoculars to spot birds and so much more!

July 11 - July 15
Summer Adventures Camp

  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily
  • Location: Mulberry Fields Park 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Fee: $120 Resident/$135 Nonresident

This is what camp is all about! Spend your mornings with Zionsville Parks as we try new and familiar sports and games, art, science, crystal making and other creative endeavors. Some water time at the splash pad will round out the fun!

Camp Policies and Procedures

Transfer Policy

A transfer from one day camp to another day camp is contingent upon the availability of spots within the desired camp. If the camp is at maximum capacity,
a transfer will not be allowed.

Wait List Policy

There is no fee to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available in the desired camp, the camper's parent/guardian that is prioritized at the top of the
wait list will be notified via email. The parent/guardian will have 24 hours from the time of the notification email to make payment in full for the desired camp.
If payment has not been received in full, the next camper’s parent/guardian will be notified.

Age Policy

The cutoff date for a camper’s age on the first day of the camp week.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The Zionsville Parks and Recreation will issue a full refund if the department cancels a camp. Cancellation for a camp must be requested a minimum of 4 weeks from the respective camp date to receive a 100% refund, less a $10 service charge for cancellation per camp, per camper. 

Cancellations made a minimum of 2 weeks from the respective camp date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks from the camp date will not be issued a refund. There will be no camper substitutions.

Inclusion and Modifications

The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Summer camp program is committed to being an inclusive program. We will make reasonable modifications to allow participants of many different ability levels to join our camp programs. 

With that in mind, our summer camps are not specialized or therapeutic programs. Safety of our staff and each participant is our top priority. Planning reasonable modifications may take time. The earlier we know of your need the more likely we can make modifications before the programs begin. We reserve the right to decline modifications if said modifications fundamentally alter the nature of the program or is unreasonable as outlined by ADA regulations.

COVID Policy

The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to safety. All programs are structured to follow current CDC, local and state guidelines and restrictions concerning the COVID pandemic.