Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Programs

Get ready to explore nature, learn new skills, and have a lot of fun in Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Programs. We offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures ranging from summer camps and one day skills clinics in archery, camping, fishing, and paddle sports to wilderness survival training and everything in between.  


Paul Pipes, Outdoor Pursuits & Volunteer Coordinator
O (850) 436-5692
C (850) 516-9382


Location: Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center
Fees: $130 city resident, $140 non residents
March 18-22, 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Thursday. 
Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm with a Family Fish Fry from 12:00-1:00 pm

Register Online

This will be an introductory day camp over spring break where participants learn basic outdoor survival skills. They will travel to various locations, learn water purification, shelter building, fire starting, fishing, orienteering/hiking, plant and animal identification, and Leave No Trace practices.

3/18 Day 1- Class orientation, videos on edible plants, fire starting, shelter building, survival kit demo, and a  visit to shoreline Park for orienteering course and saltwater fishing

3/19 Day 2- Fire building, and Dutch oven recipes at Big Lagoon State Park followed by a hike with plant and animal identification

3/20 Day 3- Orienteering hike on Juniper Creek Trail in Blackwater State Forest with shelter building, navigation, and water purification

3/21 Day 4- Freshwater fishing excursion to Steve’s Fish Farm

3/22 Day 5- Family Fish Fry from 12-1 pm. Kids out at 1 pm

Summer Outdoor Camps

Location: Sanders Beach Corinne Jones Resource Center
Fees: $130 City resident / $140 non resident
Camp hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm with Family Fish Fry 12:00-1:00 pm
Registration will begin April 1, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. and is only available online. Click here to register.

Beginner Fishing Camp- Your child will have fun learning to fish, species identification, ethical angling, and enjoying the outdoors. Each child will receive a tackle box and fishing pole at the end of camp. Ages 7-14

Dates               Activity #                 Notes

May 28-31        404049-64                Registration opens April 1, 2019.

June 17-21        404049-65                Registration opens April 1, 2019.

Advanced Fishing Camp - If your child already knows how to fish and wants to learn places around town to fish, this is the camp for them! Each child will receive a tackle box and fishing pole at the end of camp. Ages 8-15

Dates               Activity #                 Notes

June 3-7           404049-66                 Registration opens April 1, 2019.

June 24-28       404049-67                 Registration opens April 1, 2019.

SUP/Kayak Camp - Your child will learn the fundamentals of stand up paddle board and kayaking, first in a pool then out on the open water. River trip on Thursday. Ages 9-16

Dates               Activity #                 Notes

June 10-14      404049-68                  Registration opens April 1, 2019.

July 8-12          404049-69                  Registration opens April 1, 2019.

Adventure Camp - This is one of those camps your child will talk about for years! They will have fun learning about kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, archery, and environmental stewardship. Ages 8-15. 

Dates               Activity #                 Notes

July 15-19         404049-70                Registration opens April 1, 2019.

July 22-26         404049-71                Registration opens April 1, 2019. 

July 29-Aug 2   404049-72                Registration opens April 1, 2019.