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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.


Registration Information

Winter Camp Application & Info


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.

Exploring Fall in Florida Camp

Fall Camp
November 23-25, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids sitting on benches listening to a ranger speak.

Explore the changes that occur during the fall season in Florida. Campers will investigate a variety of topics, including mushrooms, the changing colors of leaves, Florida's wild turkeys, and much more! Campers will head out on the trails each day and do fun hands-on activities.

  • Ages 6 to 8

  • $90 for nonmembers
  • $75 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 $15

Handmade Holiday Camp

Winter Camp
December-21-24
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids trying to build a fire with small sticks

Children will use natural materials to create original handcrafted gifts to bring home each day. Examples of gifts include beeswax candles, wreaths, and more.

  • Ages 6-13

  • $110 per camper
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $20

Pioneer Camp

Fall Camp: November 23-25
Winter Camp: December 21-24 & December 28-31
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Girl dressed in pioneer clothing swinging from a tree on a tire swing.

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

  • Fall Camp fees:
  • $90 for nonmembers
  • for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $15

  • Winter Camp fees:
  • $100/week for nonmembers
  • $90/week for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members
  • Extended care available for $20.

Sprouts

Winter Camp
Week 1: December 21-24
Week 2: December 28-31 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Young children look through posts on a boardwalk out at the water.

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

  • $50/week for nonmembers
  • $45/week for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve members

Surviving the Wild

Winter Camp
December 28-31
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids trying to build a fire with small sticks

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

  • Ages 6-13

  • $110 per camper
  • Extended care available for $20.

Wild Explorer

Winter Camp
December 28-31
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids trying to build a fire with small sticks

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.

  • Ages 5-7

  • $110 per camper
  • Extended care available for $20.

Young Naturalist Camp

Fall Camp: November 23-25
Winter Camp: December-21-24 & December 28-31
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids trying to build a fire with small sticks

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

  • Fall Camp fees:
  • $90 for nonmembers
  • $75 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 $15

  • Winter Camp fees:
  • $100/week for nonmembers
  • $90/week for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve members
  • Extended care available for $20.

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.