Join us for summer camps at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve! Friends of Boyd Hill members get discounts on camp! 

Do you know a child who would benefit from spending time discovering nature and wildlife, exercising creativity, and learning to care for our environment? The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve are pleased to offer Summer Camp scholarships for families in need of financial assistance. Any adult (parent, guardian, teacher, pastor, mentor, Big Brother/Big Sister) can nominate a child (age 3-13) for a Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Camp Scholarship. Scholarships cover the full cost of camp. Scholarships are available for the following camp dates and types:

2023 Boyd Hill Summer Camp Dates:

Week 1: May 30 – June 2, 2023 (4-day week)

Week 2: June 5 – 9, 2023

Week 3: June 12 – 16, 2023

Week 4: June 20 – 23, 2023 (4-day week)

Week 5: June 26 – 30, 2023

Week 6: July 3, 5 – 7, 2023 (4-day week)

Week 7: July 10 – 14, 2023

Week 8: July 17 – 21, 2023

Week 9: July 24 – 28, 2023

Week 10: July 31 – August 4, 2023

2023 Boyd Hill Summer Camp Types:

Note: The following camp types are offered for each of the above ten weeks.


Instructors: Ranger staff

Ages: 3 – 4

Cost: $100

FoBHNP Members: $80

Limit of 15 children

Location: Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center, Meeting Room

1101 Country Club Way S.

Kids grow better outside!  Join us for Sprouts Camp, a week filled with songs, stories, games, and nature walks! Each week is a different theme with habitat investigations and activities that will demonstrate environmental concepts. Children must be potty trained.

Young Naturalist 

Instructor: Ranger staff

Ages: 5 – 6

Cost: $180

FoBHNP Members: $160

Limit of 20 children 

Location: Hammock Hall, Classroom

3010 31st Street S. (Gate 2)

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.

Wild Florida for Kids

Instructors: Ranger staff

Ages: 7 – 8

Cost: $180

FoBHNP Member: $160

Limit 45 campers

Location: Hammock Hall, Banquet Room

3010 31st Street S. (Gate 2)

This unique camp is focused on introducing campers to the diverse ecosystems found in state parks found throughout Florida. Each week, campers will take a field trip to local destinations to help reinforce learning and to give campers hands-on experiences in various ecosystems.

Nature Adventure

 Ages: 7 - 13

Instructor: Ranger staff

Cost: $180

FoBHNP Member: $160

 Limit of 30 children 

Location: Osprey’s Roost

2900 31st Street S. (Gate 1)

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.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
  • Ages 3-13
  • Qualify for the free or reduced lunch program                                              

Applying is easy:

Parent/guardian(s) will be notified of selections by April 18, 2023.

These scholarships are made possible by the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. through generous contributions from local businesses, organizations, and private donors. Donations for the camp scholarships are still being accepted and can be made online at Checks should be made payable to Friends of Boyd Hill and can be dropped of at the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center (1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705).

Should you need additional information, feel free to contact email the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve  or call the Education Center at (727) 893-7326.

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