With Pittsburgh's parks as both classroom and playground, kids can participate in age-appropriate summer camps that are fun and educational. Through the Frick Environmental Center, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy offers age-appropriate, unique summer camps in Frick Park for children ages three to youth who have completed 7th grade.
Thank you to all who attended our 2016 summer camps! Stay tuned for 2017 registration.
To better serve all interested campers, there is no early-bird summer camp registration. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy offers camperships for income-eligible families. Please contact Leisa Esposito at 412-586-4576 for information.
Kinder Nature Camp
A week-long half-day camp for children who are three years old at time of camp or 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. Kids Nature Came themes are: "Have to Have a Habitat" (1st grade), "Nature Investigators" (2nd grade), "Kids in the Woods" (3rd grade).
A week-long camp for children who have completed 4th or 5th grade
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!
A week-long camp for children who have completed 6th or 7th grade
Campers will learn skills such as shelter and fire building; finding water and food; whittling; and outdoor preparedness. Both levels emphasize teamwork, decision-making, and outdoor familiarity using different age-appropriate strategies.