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.
- Registration is limited to one camp per child; children are not permitted to attend more than one camp week.
- Early bird registration opens at noon on Tuesday, February 20th. Donors who have given $50 or more as 2018 Supporters will receive access to early registration. Click here to make your $50 donation to unlock early registration. Questions about your gift to the Parks Conservancy? Please contact Harmony Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 412-682-7275 x240.
- Regular registration opens on this page at noon on Thursday, February 22nd.
- Camperships are available for income-eligible families. To apply for camperships, please fill out and submit this form (haz clic aquí para español). Contact Lan Tran at email@example.com or 412-586-4576 for information.
This year, we're excited to offer aftercare 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. Click here for aftercare information.
KINDER NATURE CAMP (HALF DAY) | $90
For children who are three years old at time of camp through those who will be entering kindergarten in fall 2018. 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 11– 15
Week 2: June 18 – 22
Week 3: June 25 – 29
Week 4: July 9 – 13
Week 5: July 16 – 20
KIDS NATURE CAMP | $170
For children who will be entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade in fall 2018. 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 30 – August 3
Week 2: August 6 – 10
Week 3: August 13 - 17
OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS CAMP | $170
For children who will be entering 5th or 6th grade in fall 2018. 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 9 – 13
Week 2: July 16 – 20
SURVIVAL CAMP | $170
For children who will be entering 7th or 8th grade in fall 2018. 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 18 – 22
Week 2 (children entering 8th grade): June 25 – 29