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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.



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

Winter Camp:
Week 1 - December 23-24 & 26-27, 2019,
Week 2 - December 30-31, 2019 & January 2-3, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


Kids in Sprouts Camp

Campers learn about the natural world through outdoor sensory explorations. Some of the activities include collecting acorns, creating autumn leaf necklaces, and learning about Florida's wild turkeys!

Young Naturalist Camp

Winter Camp:
Week 1 - December 23-24 & 26-27, 2019,
Week 2 - December 30-31, 2019 & January 2-3, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Environmental Studies AreaOak Hall


Kids in Young Naturalist Camp

Campers explore the natural world through nature hikes, games, and animal and plant studies. Through sharing discoveries, campers learn to work together, develop their personal creativity, and have fun.

  • Ages 5 to 6

  • Winter Camp - $100 per week OR $90 per week 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
  • $20 - Winter Camp extended care

Pioneer Camp

Winter Camp:
Week 1 - December 23-24 & 26-27, 2019,
Week 2 - December 30-31, 2019 & January 2-3, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Environmental Studies Area Agricultural Building


Kids in Pioneer Camp

Campers will 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.

  • Ages 7 to 13

  • Winter Camp - $100/week OR $90/week for Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members

  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM
  • $20 - Winter Camp extended care

Wild Explorers Camp


Winter Camp:
Week 1 - December 23-24 & 26-27, 2019,
Week 2 - December 30-31, 2019 & January 2-3, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center


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.

  • Week 1 - Ages 7 to 13
  • Week 2 - Ages 5 to 7

  • Winter Camp - $110/week

  • Extended care available from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 5:00 PM for $20/week

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.