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Nature Camps

Nature Camps

The adventure awaits! Campers will discover nature and wildlife, exercise creativity, all while learning 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.


Registration Information


Summer Camp Confirmation Letter

Nature Programs

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

Animal Evidence: Bones, Scat and Tracks!

June 27 - July 1 / July 5-8 / July 25-29
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


Campers will learn how to identify bones, tracks, and scat during daily hikes at the preserve. Campers will also do a variety of hands-on activities and play interactive games!

  • Ages 7-12

  • Camp Fee:
  • $160/camper
  • Extended Care fee: $25

REGISTER FOR CAMP

Elemental Seasons

June 6-10 / July 11-15
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


A week of studying seasonal changes and the accompanying traditional celebrations found around the world! Campers will take daily hikes, participate in homemade celebrations of nature, and create crafts to take home.

  • Ages 6-11

  • Camp Fee:
  • $160/camper
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Finding Wonders

May 31 - August 5 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Hammock Hall at the Terry Tomalin Campground


Campers stomp through grasses, walk along winding trails, and look up at the trees and clouds, and explore different wonders of nature! Campers will spend time outdoors observing animals, finding various patterns in nature, and learning plant and wildlife identification skills. Each day, campers will learn about a different topic through lessons, books, crafts, and outdoor explorations.

  • Ages 5-7

  • Camp Fee:
  • $150/nonmembers
  • $140/Friends of Boyd Hill & Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Nature Adventure

May 31 - August 5
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Osprey Roost at the Terry Tomalin Campground


Campers learn about Florida's unique habitats and their inhabitants, get dirty during dip netting, observe wildlife while hiking preserve trails and acquire basic birding skills. Designed with new themes and guest programs throughout the summer, every day includes relevant natural history topics and exciting adventures, crafts, and activities.

  • Ages 7-13

  • Camp Fee:
  • $150/nonmembers
  • $140/Friends of Boyd Hill & Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Nature of Art

June 13-17 / June 21-24
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


Explore and connect with the natural world through daily art projects. Campers will create art during daily outdoor excursions. Campers will be able to take all artwork home at the end of the week! All materials provided.

  • Ages 8-12

  • Camp Fee:
  • $160/camper
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Nature Survival 101

May 31 - June 3
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


Campers will spend the week learning how to identify and collect wild edible plants and how these plants were traditionally used in Florida.

  • Ages 6-11

  • Camp Fee:
  • $160/nonmembers
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Pioneer Camp

May 31 - August 5
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Agricultural Education Building at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement


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 7-13

  • Camp Fee:
  • $150/camper
  • $140/Pinellas Pioneer Settlment members
  • Extended Care fee: $25

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Songs and Sounds

July 18-22 / August 1-5
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


Campers spend the week learning about music and handicrafts in all shapes and sizes. Find art and melodies in the trees, plants, critters, and bumblebees to create and play!

  • Ages 6-9

  • Camp Fee:
  • $160/nonmembers
  • Extended Care fee: $20

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Sprouts Camp

May 31 - August 5
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


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 and respect for the natural world.

  • Ages 3-4

  • Camp Fee:
  • $75/camper
  • $70/Friends of Boyd Hill members

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Young Naturalist Camp

May 31 - August 5
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Hammock Hall at the Terry Tomalin Campground


Young Naturalist 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.

  • Ages 5-6

  • Camp Fee:
  • $150/nonmembers
  • $140/Friends of Boyd Hill members
  • Extended Care fee: $25

REGISTER FOR CAMP

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.