Zionsville Parks Summer Camps

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Registration Information


  • Zionsville Summer Camp registration is online at www.zionsvilleparksandrecreation.org
  • You must have a MyRec account to register
  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Children must be correct age at start of their camp.
  • To receive residential rate, you must be a resident of Zionsville. Note: Address or school does not dictate whether you live within Zionsville boundaries.

 Registration Opens Noon Monday, March 13

Preschool Summer Camps

Grandperson and ME! Camp

Friday, June 23

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 4 - 6 years with grandparent
  • 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.

Backyard Explorers Camp

June 26 - 30 or July 24 – 28

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am Daily
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 4 – 5 years
  • 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!

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Summer Camps Ages 6 - 8 Years

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Animal Helpers Camp

Wednesday, June 7

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 6 - 8 years
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Have you ever wanted to help animals? Now’s your chance! Join us at Zionsville Nature Center to learn what it takes to care for our resident animals before adventuring out to help those living in the wild! Spend the day exploring the great outdoors and learning what animals need to survive.

American Girl Camp

Thursday, June 8

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • 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.

STEAM Camp

Friday, June 9

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 6 - 8 years
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Let’s investigate and uncover the many wonders of nature through fun and interactive STEAM activities! Conduct hands-on science experiments, create art inspired by nature, and use your imagination to build and play.

Jedi Nature Camp

Wednesday, June 21

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 6 - 8 years
  • 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.

Nature Navigators Camp

June 12 - 16 or July 17 – 21

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Daily
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 6 – 8 years
  • 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!

Summer Adventures Camp

July 10 – 14

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Daily
  • Mulberry Fields Park 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Ages: 6 - 8 years
  • 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!

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Summer Camps Ages 9 - 12 Years

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Spy Kids Camp

Tuesday, June 6

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Ages: 9 - 12 years
  • 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!

American Girl Camp

Thursday, June 8

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • 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.

 Creek Camp

Tuesday, June 20

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Elm Street Green, 165 N Elm St.
  • Ages: 9 - 12 years
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

Eagle Creek is such an important part of our community! Spend the day learning about watersheds and how we can take care of this beautiful resource while also getting in the creek to explore and look for creatures!

Scales and Slime Camp

Thursday, June 22

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Zionsville Nature Center, 250 N 5th Street
  • Ages: 9 - 12 years
  • Fee: $40 Resident/$45 Nonresident

This camp is for kids who think reptiles and amphibians are amazing creatures!  Campers will explore all things frogs, turtles, and snakes by meeting Zionsville Nature Center resident animals, participating in fun hands-on activities, and searching for wild creatures in the Zion Nature Sanctuary!  

Wilderness Adventure Camp

July 10 - 14

  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Overley-Worman Park, 6040 Godello Circle
  • Ages: 9 - 12 years
  • Fee: $120 Resident/$135 Nonresident

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

Art Adventures Camp

July 24 – 28

  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road
  • Ages: 9 - 12 years
  • Fee: $120 Resident/$135 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.


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Counselor-in-Training CIT Program

  • The Counselor in Training (CIT) program with Zionsville Parks offers teens who’ve aged out of our traditional camps an opportunity to learn valuable leadership and real-life skills during the summer. 
  • Through guidance and support from the counselors they are working with, CITs will learn through team building, leadership training, and assisting with camp activities. 
  • This program allows CITs to experience increased responsibility and independence at camp while still enjoying all the fun that camp has to offer. 
  • Ages: 13 – 15 years
  • CIT will be considered on a first come first serve basis.
  • There will be limited CIT positions camps ages 4 - 8 years. No CIT positions are available in 9 - 12 year old camps.
  • All CIT are required to attend a mandatory training session

More CIT Information Posted Soon!

Camp Policies and Procedures

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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 through MyRec. 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.