Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Boyd Hill Day Camps & School Programs

Summer camp registration starts March 1, 2019

Register for camp at the Boyd Hill Environmental Education Center.
Our helpful staff is here to serve you, please call (727) 893-7326.

Nature-Based Day Camps

Fun and exciting adventures await your child. Campers will discover nature and wildlife while being educated about caring for our environment. Camps take place when Pinellas County schools are on “holiday” break. See information below for ways to create amazing childhood memories. Discount options may be available, to find out more information please call (727) 893-7326.

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This Month's Classes & Activities

The ADVANTGE Membership & hold harmless forms are required for all camps.

Camp Forms & Info

Your completed camp application must be received five business days prior to the first day of camp in order to complete your registration and guarantee your spot.


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Dates, Prices & Location

Sprouts Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 3 to 4 (Children must be potty trained)
Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, or August 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $75/week

Kids grow better outside! Join us for Sprouts Camp, a week filled with songs, stories, games, and nature walks! Each week is a different theme with habitat investigations and activities that will demonstrate environmental concepts. Children must be potty trained.

Young Naturalist Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Environmental Studies Area - Oak Hall
Ages: 5 to 6
Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, or August 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $140/week • Extended Care $25/week
This camp is filled with a variety of exciting activities including nature hikes, games, animal and plant studies, crafts, and wildlife watching. The goal is for campers to explore and learn about their natural world, encourage personal creativity, and learn to share discoveries by working together and having fun. Themes will change weekly. Different field trip destinations will be offered on Thursday each week throughout the summer.

Wild Explorers Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 5 to 7
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $130/week • Extended Care $25/week
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. Students will learn about our incredible Florida wildlife, the interdependence of all living things, and concepts of conservation crafted especially for the young mind.

Herpetology Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 7 to 11
Dates: July 15-19, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150/week • Extended Care $25/week
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.

Wildlife Ecology

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 7 to 11
Dates: July 22-26, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $150/week • Extended Care $25/week
Campers will explore the ecology and conservation of Florida's wildlife and wild lands. A blend of classroom and field sessions will include hands-on activities, guest presentations, and exploration of the preserve's diverse habitats where campers will practice their nature detective skills.

Nature Adventure Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Environmental Studies Area - Ospreys Roost
Ages: 7 to 13
Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, or August 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $140/week • Extended Care $25/week
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. Different field trip destinations will be offered on Thursdays.

Pioneer Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Environmental Studies Area - Ag Building
Ages: 7 to 13
Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, or August 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $140/week • Extended Care $25/week
Campers experience a time when family, friendship, and character were as important as food, water, and shelter. Young pioneers will learn through activities adapted from the Association for Experiential Education to foster team building, leadership, and self-esteem. They will have hands-on experiences at the blacksmith shop.

Wild Explorers Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 7 to 13
Dates: July 1-5, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $130/week • Extended Care $25/week
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. Students will learn about our incredible Florida wildlife, the interdependence of all living things, and concepts of conservation crafted especially for the young mind.

Raptor Camp

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Ages: 8 to 12
Dates: July 29-August 2, or August 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Extended care 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $140/week • Extended Care $25/week
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.

School Groups

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers you and your students the perfect opportunity to learn more about Florida’s natural environment.

Students are invited to discover more about our natural and cultural heritage through our programs designed to help you achieve your curriculum learning objectives. Our programs connect with many aspects of the Sunshine Standards.

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