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Nature Camps

Nature Camps

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.


Spring Camp registration is now open!

Spring Nature Camps 2020


Summer Camp registration begins March 3.

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.

Sprouts Camp

Spring Camp:
March 16 - 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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

Young Naturalist Camp

Spring Camp:
March 16 - 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer Camp:
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.

Wild Explorers Camp

Summer Camp June 6 - 10 & June 15 - 19, 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 nonmembers

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

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 July 22 - 26, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


A bird sculpture at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

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
  • $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
July 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

Spring Camp:
March 16 - 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer Camp:
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.

Nature Around the World


Spring Camp:
March 16 - 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kid carrying a large tree bark

International environmental educator Amalia Fernand will take campers on a tour of the world’s natural settings with songs and other activities that create a comprehensive picture of world geography.

  • Ages 4 to 7
  • Limit of 45 camper spots.

  • Camp fee: $160

  • Extended care available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • $20 - extended care

Raptor Camp

Summer Camp Camp offered weekly
June 1 - July 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.

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 4 to 7
  • 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

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.