Summer Camps

2022 Camp Schedule will be released in February

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 must be received to secure your child’s spot.
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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

Summer Camp
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Week Long Camps
6 - 12 Years

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Preschool Camps

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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 cap 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 campers’ 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 be issued no refunds. There will be no camp substitutions.

Inclusion and Modifications

Zionsville Parks and Recreation Summer camp programs are committed to being inclusive programs. 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 refuse to provide modification when that modification fundamentally alters the nature of the program or is unreasonable according to ADA regulations.

COVID - 19 Policy

Zionsville Parks and Rec Department is committed to safety. All programs are structured to follow current CDC, local, and state guidelines and restrictions concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Participants will be required to wear face masks when necessary and follow social distancing guidelines as applicable.

Summer Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Process

Drop off will be curbside ONLY. Parents must remain in the car. Camp staff will come to the car window and ask the parent/guardian:

  • Has this child been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19?
  • Does this child have a fever of 99.9° or higher?
  • Do they have a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, muscle aches/headache or abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and/or diarrhea in the last 72 hours?
  • Has this child been given a pain-killer or fever reducer this morning?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions the camper will NOT be allowed to attend camp until they have been symptom free for 72 hours for a fever and cough and 24 hours for vomiting and diarrhea. 

During pick up parents will pull up to the location and a staff member will get their child/children, sanitize their hands and help them into the car.  Parents will be asked to remain in their car but will be allowed to pull over in the parking lot to help children buckle seats, etc. if needed.

Daily Summer Camp Procedures

Outdoor areas  will be utilized for camp activities as much as possible, unless during inclement weather. We request that your child brings a backpack and that all personal belongings remain in or are returned to their backpack when not in use. All food and water will be provided by the campers for their own personal use. No sharing allowed between campers, including between siblings.

We will ensure adequate supplies of all camp materials to minimize sharing to the extent possible (art supplies, equipment etc. assigned to a single camper) or limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between uses. Hand sanitizer and tissues will be made available at all times for summer camps. 

If Possible COVID-19 During Summer Camp

Parents are responsible to let the Zionsville Parks and Recreation know immediately if their child has symptoms or has been diagnosed with a communicable disease. If a camper develops a fever of >99.9°F or has a consistent cough during the camp day a parent will be notified immediately to come pick up the camper. The camper may return to the camp program after being symptom-free for 72 hours. In the event a person diagnosed with COVID-19 is determined to have been in attendance during a camp local health officials, staff and families will be notified immediately of a possible case while maintaining confidentiality.