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Nature Camps

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

Registration for Summer Camps opens April 15 at 9 a.m.

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.

Bug Camp

Summer Camp:
June 28 - July 2 / July 5 - 9
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Learn about all the amazing bugs that call Boyd Hill Nature Preserve home and how to identify the common bugs of Florida.

  • Ages 7-12

  • $140 for nonmembers
  • $120 for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve meembers

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

Craftman's Camp

Summer Camp:
July 12 - 16
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Explore a variety of useful crafts that can be made using materials found in nature.

  • Ages 7 -12

  • $140 for 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

Nature Adventure

Summer Camp:
June 14 - August 6 (Weekly Camp)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Campers learn about Florida’s habitats and its inhabitants, get dirty during dip-netting, observe wildlife while hiking preserve trails and acquire basic birding skills. Every day includes natural history topics and exciting adventures, crafts and activities.

  • Ages 7-13

  • $140 for 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

Outdoor Skills 101

Summer Camp:
August 2 - 6
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Learn the fundamental outdoor skills through various activities from basic navigation to identifying poisonous plants.

  • Ages 7 -12

  • $140 for 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

Pioneer Camp

Summer Camp:
June 14 - August 6 (Weekly Camp)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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

  • $140 for nonmembers
  • $120 for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members

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

Raptor Camp

Summer Camp:
June 14 - 18 / June 21 - 25 (Weekly Camp)
9 AM - 4 PM


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.

  • Ages 8-12

  • $140 for 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

Snakes of the Sunshine State

Summer Camp:
July 12 - 16 / July 19 - 23
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Campers will interact with and learn the importance of the most misunderstood animals on the planet-- snakes. Campers will gain exposure to these amazing reptiles through crafts and activities.

  • Ages 7 -11

  • $160 per camper

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

Songs and Sounds

Summer Camp:
June 28 - July 2
9 AM - 4 PM


Campers learn music and handcrafts and find art and melodies in the trees, plants and critters to create and play.

  • Ages 6-9

  • $160 per camper

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

Sprouts

Summer Camp:
June 14 - August 6 (Weekly Camp)
9 AM - 12 PM


Campers spend time outdoors and explore nature through outdoor sensory explorations. Some of the activities include making animal tracks, creating snowflake prints, and learning about Florida's black bears and manatees!

  • Ages 3-4

  • Summer Camp Fees:
  • $75 for nonmembers
  • $65 for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve members

Surviving in the Wild

Summer Camp:
July 5 - 9
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Campers will learn how to identify and collect wild, edible plants and learn how these plants were traditionally used in Florida.

  • Ages 6-13

  • $160 per camper

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

Turtles of Tampa Bay

Summer Camp:
June 14 - 18 / June 21 - 25
9 AM - 4 PM


Campers learn about turtles and their importance in a scientific but fun setting, including crafts, activities, interaction with captive animals, and observing wild turtles throughout Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on daily nature hikes.

  • Ages 7-9

  • $160 per camper

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

World of Wildlife

Summer Camp:
July 26 - 30 / August 2 - 6
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Campers learn the important ecological concepts, such as food webs, predators, and prey, and how humans can coexist within nature through daily nature hikes and activities designed to offer a getaway into the world of nature.

  • Ages 7-11

  • $160 per camper

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

Young Naturalist Camp

Summer Camp:
June 14 - August 6 (Weekly Camp)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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

  • $140 for 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

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.