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Nature Camps

Nature Camps

Due to the COVID-19 public health situation, all programming is currently suspended; however, we are currently accepting Summer Camp applications. A new Summer Camp submission process has been establish. To learn more about this new process, click here.
At this time, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's trails are open; however, the nature center and all programs have been suspended until further notice.
For COVID-19 updates from the City of St. Petersburg, visit stpete.org/emergency.

Nature Camps

The adventure awaits! Campers will discover nature and wildlife, exercise creativity, all while learningg to care for our environment. Camps take place when Pinellas County's schools are on break. See information below for ways to create amazing memories for your child. Fee assistance and discount options may be available. For more information, please contact (727) 893-7326.


Registration is first come, first served.


Summer Camp registration IS NOW OPEN.

Summer Nature Camps 2020


Participants must have an ADVANTAGE Membership.

Nature Programs

Not ready to sign up for a whole camp? Check out some of the other nature related programs we offer.

Herpetology Camp

Summer Camp
July 20 - 24, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids sitting on benches listening to a ranger speak.

Campers explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers learn about ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

  • Ages 7 to 11
  • $160/week
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Magical Beasts

Summer Camp
June 22 - 26 & June 29 - July 3, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


A bird sculpture at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

FIRST TIMIE EVER that a nature camp is offered to ages 13 and up! Enter into the magical world of nature. Campers will explore the lore and history of ecology and botany, and they’ll take home a magical craft each day.

  • Ages 7 - 12 (June 22-26) - CAMP IS FULL
  • Ages 13 - 17 (June 29-July 3)

  • $170/week
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Nature Adventure

Summer Camp
Camp offered weekly
June 1 - August 7, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids trying to build a fire with small sticks

Enter into the magical world of nature. Campers will explore the lore and history of ecology and botany, and they’ll take home a magical craft each day.

  • Ages 7 to 13

  • Summer Camp fees:
  • $140/week nonmembers
  • $120 for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve members

  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Pioneer Camp

Summer Camp - CAMP IS FULL
Camp offered weekly
June 1 - August 7, 2020


Kids in Pioneer Camp

Campers experience a time when family, friendship, and character were as important as food, water, and shelter. Activities are adapted from the Association of Experiential Education to foster team building, leadership, and self-esteem.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Limit of 45 camper spots.

  • Spring Camp fee: $130 nonmembers or $110 for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members

  • Summer Camp fee:
  • $140/week for nonmembers
  • $120/week for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement

  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week.

Raptor Camp

Summer Camp - CAMP IS FULL
Camp offered weekly
June 1 - 5, June 8 - 12 & July 13 - 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kid holding a small owl

Enter the world of raptors! Campers have up-close encounters with live birds of prey including owls, hawks, vultures, and a bald eagle. Learn the important role these apex predators play in the environment as well as how to care for and train them.

Sprouts Camp

Summer Camp:
Camp offered weekly
June 1 - August 7, 2020


Kids in Sprouts Camp

Each day the program includes a combination of nature stories, songs, games, crafts, and hikes to explore the outdoors. The goal is to nurture a child’s curiosity, help them acquire developmentally appropriate skills, and instill appreciation

Wildlife Ecology


Summer Camp:
July 27 - 31, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


A turtle

Campers will explore the ecology and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and wildlands through hands-on activities, guest presentations and exploration of the preserve’s diverse habitats where campers will practice their nature detective skills.

  • Ages 7 to 11
  • Summer Camp fee: $160/week
  • Extended care available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for $25/week

Wild Explorers Camp

Summer Camp
July 6 - 10, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids playing at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Explore the natural wonder of Florida with hands-on exploration, interactive games, field excursions, hikes, crafts and songs designed to nurture the love of the great outdoors. Limit of 30 campers.

  • Ages 5 to 7 (June 6 - 10)
  • Age 7 to 11 (June 15 - 19)

  • Summer Camp fees:
  • $130/week nonmembers

  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week.

Young Naturalist Camp

Summer Camp - CAMP IS FULL
Camp offered weekly
June 1 - August 7, 2020


Kids in Young Naturalist Camp

The camp focuses on nature and science topics. Exciting activities include nature hikes, games, and animal and plant studies. Campers explore the natural world, learn to share discoveries, work together, develop their personal creativity, and have fun.

School Groups

Explore the natural wonder of Florida with hands-on exploration, interactive games, field excursions, hikes, crafts, and songs designed to nuture a love of the great outdoors.

For more information or to schedule a program, call the Nature Center at (727) 893-7326 or email us.