Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's popular summer camps are unique, age-specific programs held in beautiful Frick Park. Summer camps will be making an exciting return to the Frick Environmental Center in 2017!

Led by Parks Conservancy educators, these five-day camps encourage children to learn, play, and grow in our city's biggest classrooms: parks! Camps are for children three years old through youth who have completed 7th grade.  Register for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy summer camps through the links below.  

Camperships are available for income-eligible families! Contact Mike Cornell at mcornell@pittsburghparks.org or 412-586-4576 for information.

Kinder Nature Camp

For kids who have completed kindergarten or who are three years old at time of camp | $80 | Half-day camp - choose ONE session in the morning (9 - 11:30AM) or afternoon (12:30 - 3PM)

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.

Week 1: June 12 - 16

Week 2: June 19 - 23

Week 3: June 26 - 30

Week 4: July 10 - 14

Week 5: July 17 - 21

Registration for Kinder Nature Camp morning sessions is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.

Registration for Kinder Nature Camp afternoon sessions is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.


Kids Nature Camp

For children who have completed 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade | $160 | 9AM - 3PM

Campers experience different programs based on their grade level. Campers explore nature through art, cooperative games, restoration projects, hikes, and other activities. Nature Camp themes are: "Have to Have a Habitat" (1st grade), "Nature Investigators" (2nd grade), "Kids in the Woods" (3rd grade).

Registration for Week 1 Kids Nature Camp, July 31 - August 4, is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.

Week 2: August 7 - 11. Register for week 2 Kids Nature Camp here.

Week 3: August 14 - 18. Register for week 3 Kids Nature Camp here.


Outdoor Expeditions

For children who have completed 4th or 5th grade | $160 | 9AM - 3PM, with an additional Friday evening session

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.

Registration for Week 1 (July 10 - 14) Outdoor Expeditions is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.

Registration for Week 2 (July 17 - 21) Outdoor Expeditions is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.



Survival Camp

For children who have completed 6th or 7th grade | $160 | 9AM - 3PM, with an additional Friday evening session

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.

Registration for Week 1 (6th grade) Survival Camp, June 19 - 23, is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.

Registration for Week 2 (7th grade) Survival Camp, June 26 - 30, is now FULL. Click here to join the wait list.


For special accommodation needs, please contact Mike Cornell 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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