Forest Preschool

Tree Frogs: Ages 4-6

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




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.

Tree Frogs Day Camps run from 10am-2pm. 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). Tree Frogs will meet every Friday in 2017 and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for our Spring Semester (Jan-May). Day Camps are available for drop in at a cost of $35 per day, monthly registrations at a 10% discount, and semester registrations at a 20% discount. Long-term multi-year mentoring relationships between students and their teachers make White Pine Forest School Camps an incredible learning opportunity.

  • Tree Frogs Summer Camps are 2 weeklong day camps meeting from 10am-2pm Mon-Fri each week
  • Week on/week off format
  • June session will meet June 11-15 and June 25-29 cost $400
  • July session will meet July 16-20 and July 30- Aug 3rd cost $400
Come experience the power of deep nature connection at White Pine.