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. 



Aftercare is available for children attending Kids Nature Camp, Outdoor Expeditions, and Survival Camp. 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.


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: June 10 – 14
Week 2: June 17 – 21
Week 3: June 24 – 28
Week 4: July 8 – 12
Week 5: July 15 – 19


For children who will be entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade in fall 2019. Campers experience different programs based on their grade level. Campers explore nature through art, cooperative games, restoration projects, hikes, and other activities. Kids Nature Camp is from 9AM - 3PM.

Nature Camp themes are: Animal Adventures (1st grade), Have to Have a Habitat (2nd grade), Nature Investigators (3rd grade), Kids in the Woods (4th grade).

Week 1: July 29 – August 2
Week 2: August 5 – 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16


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
Week 2: July 15 – 19


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
Week 2 (children entering 8th grade): June 24 – 28

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.

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