Forest Learning Program

Helping kids find vitality, build character, and discover their gifts.

Forest Learning Program is an educational program for school children ages 5 to 12 years old, inspired by a growing global trend of Forest School programs. Once a week, Forest Learning students spend a full day immersed in nature rather than attending their regular school. The program is designed to complement your child’s classroom experience and runs the duration of the school year from September to June.

Time in nature is an important part of growing strong and healthy brains and bodies. It is also vital for developing confidence, self-esteem, resilience and character. At Forest Learning Program, students explore the natural world with curiosity. They learn how to make fires, build shelters, identify plants and tracks and make tools and baskets with their hands. Through challenges and reflection in nature, they develop a deep understanding of who they are, what they value, and what their gifts are. To know oneself is one of the most powerful tools in navigating life. 

Our programs weave together team-building activities with community celebrations that honor students, and bring parents, elders, and youth together. Core practices like gratitude, song, and storytelling help to remind the students of the important things in life and give perspective while connecting the group. Our programs create a loving environment where your child can fully be who they are. This kind of support and acceptance is vital to healthy development and can be lacking in other settings your child may participate in. 

Forest Learning Program is changing children’s lives through connecting them to nature, community and their self.

Be one of many parents who are choosing this life enriching and empowering program for their child. 

 

Registration is accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.

Name Ages Location Time Date(s) Price
Wednesday Forest Learning Program 5-12 Newtown 9am-3pm September 5th, 2018 - June 5th, 2019 (No class November 21st, December 26th) $2500
Friday Forest Learning Program 5-12 Newtown 9am-3pm September 7th, 2018 - June 7th, 2019 (No class November 23rd, December 21st and 28th) $2500