Summer Camps

With Pittsburgh's parks as both classroom and playground, kids can participate in age-appropriate summer camps that are fun and educational. Read below for camp descriptions.

Early registration for summer camps opens February 2, 2015. Registration opens to the public on February 17, 2015. Donors of $50 or more unlock early Frick Environmental Center summer camp registration and a 10% discount.

Unlock your 2015 Summer Camp Benefits by making your gift here.
Unsure whether you qualify for early registration? Read our Registration Giving FAQ sheet or feel free to contact Kathleen Gaines by emailing or by calling 412-682-7275 x213. 

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.

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 for these weeks are: "Have to Have a Habitat" (completed 1st grade), "Stewardship of the Earth" (completed 2nd grade), "Native American Life" (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!


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.


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