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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Summer Camps

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 1101 Country Club Way S Saint Petersburg FL 33705  See map

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers week-long camps for ages 3 to 13 from June 11 through Aug. 17. The “Jungle Boogie” camp for ages 3 and 4 lasts a half-day; the other camps last full days, with extended care available for an additional fee. Some programs are discounted for Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and Pinellas Pioneer Settlement members.

See the attached brochure and application for full details.

Jungle Boogie (ages 3 and 4; must be potty-trained; 9am to 12pm only): Includes nature stories, songs, games, crafts, and hikes to explore the outdoors.

  • June 11 to 15
  • June 18 to 22
  • July 9 to 13
  • July 16 to 20
  • July 23 to 27
  • July 30 to Aug. 3
  • Aug. 6 to 10

Young Naturalist (ages 5 and 6; held at the preserve’s Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S.): Includes nature hikes, games, animal and plant studies, crafts, and wildlife watching.

  • June 11 to 15
  • June 18 to 22
  • June 25 to 29
  • July 9 to 13
  • July 16 to 20
  • July 23 to 27
  • July 30 to Aug. 3
  • Aug. 6 to 10
  • Aug. 13 to 17

Herpetology (ages 7 to 11): Learn about reptiles and amphibians through close encounters with gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes.

  • June 25 to 29 only

Wildlife Ecology (ages 7 to 11): Campers practice “nature detective skills” through a blend of classroom and field sessions with hands-on activities, guest presentations, and exploration of the preserve’s habitats.

  • July 2 to 6 only

Pioneer Camp (ages 7 to 13; held at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 3100 31st St. S.): Learn team-building, leadership and self-esteem through activities and hands-on experiences such as working in the blacksmith shop and the print shop.

  • June 11 to 15
  • June 18 to 22
  • June 25 to 29
  • July 2 to 6
  • July 9 to 13
  • July 16 to 20
  • July 23 to 27
  • July 30 to Aug. 3
  • Aug. 6 to 10
  • Aug. 13 to 17

Nature Adventure Camp (ages 7 to 13; held at the preserve’s Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S.): 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. Includes a field trip.

  • June 11 to 15
  • June 18 to 22
  • June 25 to 29
  • July 9 to 13
  • July 16 to 20
  • July 23 to 27
  • July 30 to Aug. 3
  • Aug. 6 to 10
  • Aug. 13 to 17

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