Summer Camp Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's popular summer camps are unique, age-specific programs held in beautiful Frick Park. Led by Parks Conservancy educators, these five-day camps encourage children and teens to learn, play, and grow in our city's biggest classrooms: parks!

All Parks Conservancy summer camps are based out of the Frick Environmental Center.

Each child may be registered for a maximum of one week of this camp each summer.

2021 Summer Camps are Full
Camperships
Camper Expectations

Please know that the following COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be in place for camp. For more details see our policies & procedures document. A link to that document will be here when it is finalized 

 

  • FEC Camps will be conducted entirely outdoors. The only times campers will enter the building are 1) to use restrooms and 2) in case of dangerous weather (lightning/thunder storms, high winds, torrential rains). 
  • Campers and counselors will wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking. 
  • Campers will have their temperatures taken and complete a symptom screen checklist each morning at drop-off. 
  • Campers will conduct all activities in two groups of 8 campers each. These groups will not mix during the camp day. 
  • Camp staff will follow all relevant CDC guidelines with respect to handwashing, disinfecting surfaces, limiting shared materials, etc.  
Camp Aftercare

Aftercare is not available for 2021 

We are sorry that we are not able to offer Aftercare this year due to our limitations as a result of COVID. 

Refund Policy

For special accommodation needs, please contact Lan Tran at 412-586-4576. Please note that we will do our best to provide accommodations providing that it does not change the nature of the event activities; minimum of one week notice needed for special accommodation considerations. 

Refund policy 

  • A full refund of registration fees will be issued if notification is received at least six weeks prior to the first day of camp. 
  • If camp is less than six weeks away, refunds will be issued upon the following basis: 
    • A 50% refund will be issued if notification is received at least four weeks prior to the first day of camp. 
    • NO REFUNDS will be issued within four weeks of the first day of camp, or after camp session has begun. 
    • In the case of medical emergency, please contact us for refund options. 
  • In recognition of the COVID crisis, we will offer full or partial refund for the following cases: 
    • the case of COVID or medical emergency, please contact us for refund options. 
    • In the event that a camper is asked to quarantine because their counselor or a camper in their group has tested positive for COVID, we will issue a refund.  
    • In the event that a camper misses camp due to illness, a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, or answering “yes” to any questions on the health assessment. 
    • If cancellation is due to direct contact at camp resulting in positive covid case. 
    • If public health policy requires us to cancel. 
  • If campers do not follow safety policy and are removed from camp, we will not issue a refund.  
  • Refunds may take up to four weeks to process. 

Our Camps

4 DAY CAMPS | $96

5 DAY CAMPS | $120

For children who are 4 years old at time of camp through those who will be entering kindergarten in fall 2021. Campers sing songs, dig for worms, play games, plant seeds, tell stories, and take walks in the woods. Campers also do hands-on projects to help the park. 

Times:
Kinder Camp is from 9 - 11:30AM.

Dates:
Week 1: June 1 - 4 | This Camp is Full
Week 2: June 7 - 11 | This Camp is Full
Week 3: June 14 - 17 | This Camp is Full
Week 4: June 21 - 25 | This Camp is Full
Week 5: June 28 - July 2 | This Camp is Full

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CAMP FEE | $220

A week-long camp for children who will be entering 1st or 2nd  grade this fall. Nothing gets kids moving and learning outdoors like summer camp. Implemented by a knowledgeable, passionate staff of educators, camp activities build upon the curiosity and joy inherent in all kids as they explore the natural world around them.  

Time: 9AM - 3PM.

Dates:
Week 1: July 26 - 30 | This Camp is Full
Week 2: August 2 - 6 | This Camp is Full

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CAMP FEE | $220

A week-long camp for children who will be entering 3rd or 4th grade this fall. Nothing gets kids moving and learning outdoors like summer camp. Implemented by a knowledgeable, passionate staff of educators, camp activities build upon the curiosity and joy inherent in all kids as they explore the natural world around them.  

Time: 9AM - 3PM.

Dates:
Week 1: August 9 - 13 | This Camp is Full
Week 2: August 16 - 20 | This Camp is Full

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CAMP FEE | $220

A week-long camp for children who will be entering 5th and 6th grade this fall. Campers will explore incredible outdoor spaces and take part in hands-on activities, including stream hikes, outdoor skill building and  games. 

Time: 9AM - 3PM.

Dates:
Week 1: July 12 - 16 | This Camp is Full
Week 2: July 19 - 23 | This Camp is Full

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CAMP FEE | $220

A week-long camp for children who will be entering 7th or 8th grade this fall and are interested in learning basic wilderness survival skills. Campers will learn shelter- and fire-building, how to find water and food, whittling, first aid, knot tying, and outdoor preparedness. 

Time: 9AM - 3PM.

Dates:
Week 1: July 5 - 9 | This Camp is Full

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