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. 

    Registration Dates & Pricing 2018

    March 19 - March 27 - early registration for John Ball Zoo Members. Registration will open at 8:00am Monday, March 19
    March 28 - registration begins for non-members
    **Non-Member registrations made before March 29 will be cancelled and have to re-register.
    4-Day (AM, PM)Camps - $75/Member/Class  $80/Non-Member/Class
    2-Day (Full Day - Now 9am-4pm) Camps - $100/Member/Class  $105/Non-Member/Class
    Overnight Camps - $50/Member/Class  $55/Non-Member/Class 
    Register (please note registration dates above)

    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 3 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 2018. 
    • For additional information regarding our camps and classes please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

    Important Links

    2018 Class Descriptions and Schedule 
    *Around The World for 3rd-4th graders is missing the description on the above link. Around the World - We're going global! It's non-stop fun as we explore the wilds, animals, and cultures of the world while learning how the zoo reaches out to help wildlife around the world. No passport required!

    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 immediatly - all camp correspondence is done via email!
    4-Day Camp Information Packet
    2-Day Camp Information Packet
    2-Day Camp Lunch Order Form
    Overnight Camp Information Packet