Summer Camps

2022 Camp Registration OPENS March 14 at Noon!

Camp Registration Information:

  • Camp registration is online only.
  • 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.
  • Both registration and payment (within 5 business days) must be received to secure your child’s spot.
  • To receive the residential rate you must be a resident of Zionsville. You can verify here (Note: School does not indicate if you are a resident)
Summer Camps 2022
A girl looking at a butterfly in a jar

Summer Junior Counselor:

The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department offers volunteer opportunities for outgoing, positive and hard-working teens ages 14-17 through acceptance into their Teens Toward Success program.

Teens Toward Success can volunteer as a junior counselor and assist park staff with Summer Camps. Visit the Zionsville Parks Volunteer Page for an application. Camp volunteer spots are limited!

  • 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 Mid-May

Summer Day Camps
Ages 6 - 12 years

Tuesday, June 7 - Jedi Nature Training

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Calling all younglings! Are you ready to embark
on a journey to a galaxy no-so-far away? Join us
as we explore our mysterious planet, connect
with nature, and complete an epic ecological
mission.

Wednesday, June 8 - Junior Gardener Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Heritage Trail Park, 4050 S 875 E
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

You don’t need a green thumb to enjoy this
camp! Explore compost, soil and seeds during
this very hands-on camp. Campers will have a
chance to pot their own garden plants and
create some unique garden creations.

Thursday, June 9 - Junior Ornithologist Camp

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Zionsville Nature Center,
    250 N 5th Street
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Whether you’re 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.

Focus on Forests
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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.

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Week Long Camps
6 - 12 Years

Nature Navigators Camp
June 13 - June 17 or 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!

Preschool Camps

Friday, June 10 - Little Sprouts Camp

  • Ages: 2 - 3 years with caregiver
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Location: Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Fee: $16 Resident/$18 Nonresident

We are learning and growing. This camp is designed for young children who are eager to enjoy a camp experience but are not quite ready to come to camp on their own. Join us for music, movement and creativity in the outdoors.


Backyard Explorers Camp
June 20 - June 24 or
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! Camp

  • 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.

Preschoolers playing in creek

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.