City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Logo

Can't find what you're looking for? Let us help.

Nature Camps

Nature Camps

Nature Camps

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



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

Camp Offered Weekly
June 3 - August 9, 2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Kids in Sprouts Camp

Kids grow better outside! Join us for Sprouts Camp, a week filled with songs, stories, games, and nature walks. Habitat investigations and hands-on activities will demonstrate environmental concepts. Our goal is to nurture a child’s curiosity, help them acquire developmentally appropriate skills and instill appreciation and respect for our natural world. Limit of 15 campers

Young Naturalist Camp

Camp Offered Weekly
June 3 - August 9, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Young Naturalist Camp

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. Limit of 20 campers.

  • Ages 5 to 6
  • $140/week
  • Camp located at Environmental Studies AreaOak Hall
  • Extended Care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Wild Explorers Camp

June 17-21, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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.

Herpetology Camp

June 15-19, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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 Camp


June 22-26, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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

Camp Offered Weekly
June 3 - August 9, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • $140/week
  • At Environmental Studies AreaOsprey's Roost
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Pioneer Camp

Camp Offered Weekly
June 3 - August 9, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • $140/week
  • At Environmental Studies Area Agricultural Building
  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $25/week

Wild Explorers Camp


July 1-5, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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

July 29 - August 2, 2019
August 5-9, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Kids in Pioneer Camp

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.