Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp is a unique way for kids, ages 8-13, to get first hand experience of what a week in the shoes of a wildlife biologist is like. At camp, students will learn real life applications of wildlife sciences, meet animal ambassadors, and have a blast working with other students that love the outdoors.

Our team of dedicated scientists at The Rattlesnake Conservancy are committed to giving your child a memorable and safe experience. Our counselors are experienced working with children from all age groups and are thrilled to guide your young scientist on a journey to learn about the ecosystems of Florida, native plants and animals, and how they can be involved in conservation of wildlife and their habitat.


Conservation Camp is hosted by The Rattlesnake Conservancy at Treehill Nature Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Located at 7152 Lonestar Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211.


  • Hands on STEM activities involving botany, wildlife, chemistry, and environmental sciences.

  • Citizen science engagement by collecting real life data for wildlife and plant surveys.

  • Outdoor hiking activities to learn the foundations of Florida ecosystems.

  • Meeting animal ambassadors, including reptiles, amphibians, and mammals!

  • Guided kayaking tours from experienced naturalists.

  • Games, challenges, and other indoor/outdoor activities to keep young minds engaged!

Typical day


Classroom Game & Introduction to Ecological Theme for the Day

Outdoor STEM Activity



Animal Ambassador Visit

Outdoor STEM Activity or Recreation 



Conservation Camp goes from 9am to 3pm each day.

Pickup and Drop off

Drop off is at the main visitor center parking lot at Treehill Nature Center from 8:30am-9:00am. Pickup is from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.


Conservation Camp rates are per week, per child, and are not pro-rated for students unable to attend the entire session. We offer a family discount of 10%, which is automatically applied during registration if both children are registered in the same transaction.

Public Student Rate: $275.00 weekly

TRC or Treehill Member Rate: $250.00 weekly

Active Military Rate: $250.00 weekly


Beginning with a 5:1 student to counselor ratio, our staff and counselors are committed to your child's safety throughout Conservation Camp. Students will be learning first hand from real scientists that are also experienced in wilderness first aid, certified CPR administrators, and we are committed to a safety culture that ensures your piece of mind. Kayaking and water activities are chaperoned by USCG Certified Life Guards.


 All staff and counselors undergo a rigorous background check, interview process, and are happy to answer question you have about Conservation Camp.

Questions? Call 1-800-690-5638 or email

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