Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's popular summer camps are unique, age-specific programs held in beautiful Frick Park. Led by Parks Conservancy educators, these five-day camps encourage children to learn, play, and grow in our city's biggest classrooms: parks!
All Parks Conservancy summer camps are based out of the Frick Environmental Center. Click here for directions.
2019 REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!
- Registration is limited to one camp per child; children are not permitted to attend more than one week of camp.
- Camperships are available for income-eligible families. To apply for camperships, please submit this form (haz clic aquí para español). Contact Lan Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-586-4576 for information.
Aftercare is available for children attending Animal Adventures, Have to Have a Habitat, Nature Investigators, Kids in the Woods, Outdoor Expeditions, and Survival Camps. Campers can be enrolled in aftercare at any time before their week of camp for $20/day, or $80/week. Aftercare is held from 3 - 6PM.
KINDER NATURE CAMP (HALF DAY) | $100
For children who are three years old at time of camp through those who will be entering kindergarten in fall 2019. Campers sing songs, dig for worms, play games, plant seeds, tell stories, and take walks in the woods. Campers also do hands-on projects to help the park. Morning Kinder Nature Camp is from 9 - 11:30AM. Afternoon Kinder Nature Camp is from 12:30 - 3PM.
Week 1 Morning: June 10 – 14 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 1 Afternoon: June 10 – 14 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 2 Morning: June 17 – 21 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 2 Afternoon: June 17 – 21 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 3 Morning: June 24 – 28 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 3 Afternoon: June 24 – 28 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 4 Morning: July 8 – 12 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 4 Afternoon: July 8 – 12 | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 5 Morning: July 15 – 19 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 5 Afternoon: July 15 – 19 | REGISTRATION CLOSED
ANIMAL ADVENTURES CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 1st grade in fall 2019. Campers learn about the different animals living in Frick Park. They will look closely at insects under magnifying glasses, go on a spider hunt, make their own binoculars, and more! Each day includes a live animal encounter and park hikes. Animal Adventures Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
HAVE TO HAVE A HABITAT CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 2nd grade in fall 2019. Campers discover Frick Park's different habitats and what plants and animals live there. They will swoop for insects in the meadow, find their own special rock in the soil, search for birds in the woodland, wade through the stream looking for crayfish, and learn to care for the garden. Have to Have a Habitat Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
NATURE INVESTIGATORS CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 3rd grade in fall 2019. How does wind work? What happens to rain after it falls? What makes a community healthy? Campers use their senses to investigate these questions, and more! Immersive exploration, hands-on activities, and investigation journals spark campers’ creativity and critical thinking to come up with answers, and even more questions. Nature Investigators Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
KIDS IN THE WOODS CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 4th grade in fall 2019. In Kids in the Woods Camp, campers get to be just that - Kids in the Woods. This camp is dedicated to the freedom to create and play within the structure of a camp facilitated by counselors trained in outdoor skills, communication, and nature play. The camp is structured around a camp site that surrounds campers with the inspiration to create a whole world. Kids in the Woods Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 5th or 6th grade in fall 2019. Campers 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. Outdoor Expeditions Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
Week 1: July 8 – 12 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 2: July 15 – 19 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
SURVIVAL CAMP | $200
For children who will be entering 7th or 8th grade in fall 2019. Campers learn skills such as shelter and fire building; finding water and food; whittling; and outdoor preparedness. Both grade levels emphasize teamwork, decision-making, and outdoor familiarity. Survival Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.
Week 1 (children entering 7th grade): June 17 – 21 |REGISTRATION CLOSED
Week 2 (children entering 8th or 9th grade): June 24 – 28 |REGISTRATION CLOSED