Picture this: You’re visiting Zion Ponderosa on a family vacation, enjoying quality time with the little ones. So far you’ve been swimming, horseback riding, braving the climbing wall and zip line, enjoyed a horse-drawn wagon ride and Dutch oven dinner. You’ve explored Zion National Park’s scenic drive, taken a few short hikes. But…the Narrows look interesting…you’d like to go deeper into the slot canyon than you can with the kiddos. Angel’s Landing looks like a thrilling challenge, too. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try canyoneering, or take an extended hike to Observation Point. Or perhaps you’re picturing yourself relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying a massage at our on-site Juniper Spa. But wait…what about the kids?!
That’s where Zion Ponderosa Kid’s Camp comes in. Sure it’s a family vacation, but that’s exactly why Kid’s Camp was created — so everyone in the family can make the most of their Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort vacation!
Zion Ponderosa Kid’s Camp includes a variety of fun activities designed to teach, challenge and excite kids ages 4-11. While parents go explore, our Kid’s Camp will guide your children through a fun day of themed activities, adventures and crafts. Daily themes include desert animal and plant habitats, local geology and paleontology, Native Americans, Utah pioneers, and space. Themed lessons are designed to help children understand and appreciate southern Utah’s beautiful environment — all while forming new friendships and enjoying exciting adventures throughout the day.
During Kid’s Camp, children participate in a variety of recreational activities such as horseback riding, zip lining, and bungee trampoline. We’ll encourage kiddos to make to the top of the climbing wall if they’re feeling brave. Kid’s camp ends with time swimming in our resort pool!
A typical day at Kid’s Camp might look like this:
9:00 a.m. Check-in at Kid’s Camp Clubhouse
9:15 a.m. Activity or craft
10:00 a.m. Pony ride
11:15 a.m. Bungee trampoline
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Afternoon lesson/activity
2:00 p.m. Rock climbing
2:45 p.m. Zip line
3:30 p.m. Swimming
5:00 p.m. Camper pick-up
Activities and schedule may vary due to weather or other conditions. You can choose to send your children to Kid’s Camp for a full or half day.
Our goal during Kid’s Camp is to teach children about different things, and also have fun doing it. Three full-time camp counselors lead Zion Ponderosa Kid’s Camp, so you can be confident that your children are getting attention and supervision.
Kid’s Camp is available seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., during peak summer season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). Please register your child at the Recreation Barn by 5:45 p.m. the evening prior. Campers MUST be registered in order to participate. We’re happy to make special accommodations when we can, so please inform Zion Ponderosa’s recreation staff upon registration so that we may plan accordingly. Kid’s Camp costs five vouchers for a full day of camp, or three vouchers for a half day.