Forest Preschool

Tree Frogs: Ages 4-6

Year Round. Semester, Monthly and Drop-in Registration available.




Come experience the power of deep nature connection at White Pine!

Through deep nature connection and full sensory immersion into their environment students are mentored to find their strengths and medicine. The Village model allows students to thrive in a 1:5 adult-to-student ratio. Through the arts of questioning and storytelling we meet students where they are, share in their passions and move forward with challenges and inspiration. In our Tree Frogs camps, kids are just beginning to learn about plants, tracks, and awareness with lots of stories, games and free play. This may be a big step for your “Tree Frog” so parents are welcome to join for as long as is needed.

Our Curriculum is The Sacred Order:
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Food
Nature is our classroom:
  • Plants and Foraging
  • Mammals, tracking, and biology
  • Awareness, navigation, and preparedness
Our skillset is Primitive Technology:
  • Bushcraft and ancestral skills
We are professional naturalists, primitive technologists, and educators trained in Coyote mentoring. All of our staff is CPR/first aid certified with updated background checks. The Village Model we embrace allows students to gravitate towards the skills and mentors they choose. While exploring the surrounding habitat our groups always have one lead instructor and one trained assistant per every group of 10 students.
The village of Rocky Ripple is tucked between the White River, the canal towpath, the Riviera Club and Butler University. White Pine campus is a primitive skills playground surrounded by riparian habitat, wildlife corridors, and parkland.
Year-round mentoring relationships between students and their instructors make White Pine Forest School Camps an incredible learning opportunity.
Day Camps are Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 3pm.

We offer semester, monthly, and drop-in registration options. If you choose to commit to a full semester or month, you are able to choose whether you'd like to sign up for just one, two, three, or all four days for each week throughout the month. However, the day you choose must remain the same throughout the whole month/semester.

Please bring a lunch, water bottle, and appropriate gear for the weather (we love Carhartt and Boggs in the winter and strap-on sandals in the summer).
Day Camps are available for drop-in at a cost of $40 per day, with monthly registrations at a 15%-45% discount.
  • Tree Frogs Summer Camps are weeklong day camps
  • Camps meet Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm
  • There are four sessions to choose from: June 11-15, June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30-August 3
  • Cost = $200