summer camps

With Pittsburgh's parks as both classroom and campground, campers can participate in age-appropriate summer camps that are fun and educational. See which camp is best for your child by reading about the different programs below.

Read about camp policy and refunds here

Click here for your mail-in registration form

Kinder Nature Camp
A week-long half-day camp for children three years old (at time of camp) through those who have completed kindergarten. The nature activities include songs, games, stories, and walks in the woods. Daily themes include dirt, plants, insects and more -- all the things kids love! We'll dig worms, plant seeds, and buzz like bees. Campers also do a hands-on project to help the park. $75 ($65 Member*)

There are no upcoming Kinder Nature Camp sessions

Kids Nature Camp
A week-long day camp for children who have completed 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade. Each grade level has its own camp program. Children explore all day outdoors through art, cooperative games, restoration projects, and hikes, among other nature exploration activities. The themes of these weeks are: "Have to Have a Habitat" (completed 1st grade), "Stewardship of the Earth" (completed 2nd grade), "Native American Life" (completed 3rd grade). $115 ($100 Member*)

Upcoming Kids Nature Camp session(s)
(Note: All Kids Nature Camp sessions are now FULL):
July 28-August 1 (completed 1st grade)
August 4-8 (completed 2nd grade)
August 11-15 (completed 3rd grade)

Outdoor Expeditions
A week-long camp for children who have completed 4th or 5th grade by time of camp. Campers will explore Pittsburgh's incredible outdoor spaces and take part in hands-on activities, including stream hikes, field trips (may involve van/bus travel), games, night exploration and a campfire. Get outdoors and explore the nature of Pittsburgh! $175 ($165 Member*)

There are no upcoming Outdoor Expeditions sessions

Survival Camp
A week-long camp for children who have completed 6th or 7th grade and are interested in learning basic wilderness survival skills. Campers will learn skills such as shelter and fire building; finding water and food; whittling; first aid; tying knots; and outdoor preparedness. Both levels emphasize teamwork, decision-making, and outdoor familiarity using different age-appropriate strategies. $150 ($135 Member*)

There are no upcoming Survival Camp sessions

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*Member price is for Frick Environmental Center members at the Supporter or higher level. See here for membership form.

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