John Ball Zoo

Summer Camp

Summer Zoo Camp has been enjoyed by campers for over 25 summers! Kids ages 3 years through going into 9th grade have fun exploring different animal themes in small class sizes. Each class follows a particular theme and instructors plan various activities and tours to bring the class to life. Camp activities may include; games, zoo tours, park exploration, behind-the-scene tours, keeper talks, hands-on animal demonstrations, stories, songs, art projects and more. 

    *2022 CAMP UPDATE - please note that camp sessions filled in record time this year. We are completely full at this time and have closed our online registration. Thank you so much for your patience, and for your continued support of the Zoo. We look forward to another great season!
    COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: John Ball Zoo does not currently require program participants to wear face masks. We will continue to follow masking guidelines set by local, state, and federal agencies and update this policy as needed. 

    Registration Dates & Pricing 2022

    4-Day Camp - $95/Member/4-day Session, $105/Non-Member/4-day Session
    2-Day Camp - $115/Member/2-day Session, $125/Non-Member/2-day Session
    Registration Information
    • Registration is all online, we cannot accept phone registrations.
    • Refunds (less a $20 processing fee) for changes or cancellations are ONLY granted if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
    • Please register your child for no more than 2 day camp classes.
    • Classes are designed for the age your child will be at the start of class or for the grade they'll be entering in fall 2022. 
    • For additional information regarding our camps and classes please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.




    Class Descriptions and Schedule

    2022 Class Descriptions and Schedule

    Camp Information Packets for Registered Campers

    You should receive an email confirmation after registering your child for a camp class. If you did NOT receive an email from the Zoo following your registration please contact us immediately - all camp correspondence is done via email!
    2022 Camp Confirmation Packet