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!

CAMP AFTERCARE

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AFTERCARE

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 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 1 Afternoon: June 10 – 14 |CLICK FOR REGISTRATION

Week 2 Morning: June 17 – 21 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2 Afternoon: June 17 – 21 |CLICK FOR REGISTRATION

Week 3 Morning: June 24 – 28 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 3 Afternoon: June 24 – 28 |CLICK FOR REGISTRATION

Week 4 Morning: July 8 – 12 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 4 Afternoon: July 8 – 12 | CLICK FOR REGISTRATION

Week 5 Morning: July 15 – 19 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 5 Afternoon: July 15 – 19 | CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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.

Week 1: July 29 – August 2 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2: August 5 – 9 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 3: August 12 - 16 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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.

Week 1: July 29 – August 2 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2: August 5 – 9 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 3: August 12 - 16 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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.

Week 1: July 29 – August 2|CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2: August 5 – 9|CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 3: August 12 - 16|CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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.

Week 1: July 29 – August 2 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2: August 5 – 9 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 3: August 12 - 16 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Week 2: July 15 – 19 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST

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 |CLICK FOR WAITLIST

Week 2 (children entering 8th or 9th grade): June 24 – 28 |CLICK FOR REGISTRATION


For special accommodation needs, please contact Lan Tran at 412-586-4576. 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.

Refund policy

  • full refund of registration fees will be issued if notification is received at least six weeks prior to the first day of camp.
  • If camp is less than six weeks away, refunds will be issued upon the following basis:
    • 50% refund will be issued if notification is received at least one month prior to the first day of camp.
    • NO REFUNDS will be issued within one month of the first day of camp, or after camp session has begun.
    • In case of medical emergency, please contact us for refund options.
  • Refunds may take up to four weeks to process.
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