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).

Outdoor Expeditions

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!

Survival Camp

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.

For special accommodation needs, please contact Leisa at 412-586-4576 before registering. Please note that we will do our best to provide accommodations providing that it does not change the nature of the event activities; minimum of one week notice needed for special accommodation considerations.

Support the Summer Camp "Campership"

With your donation to the Campership fund, the cost of Frick Environmental Center summer camp is offset for income-eligible families in our region.


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