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

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.

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

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
Week 2: August 5 – 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16

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
Week 2: August 5 – 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16

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
Week 2: August 5 – 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16

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
Week 2: August 5 – 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16

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
Week 2: July 15 – 19

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
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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