Forest School

Flying Squirrels: Ages 6-8

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

Through deep nature connection and full sensory immersion into their environment students are mentored into finding their strengths and 'medicine.'

The Village model allows students to thrive in a 1-to-5 adult to student ratio. Through the arts of questioning and storytelling, we meet students where they are, share their passions, and move forward with challenges and inspiration.

Flying Squirrels are exciting, energetic camps. New skills like carving, fire building, and flint knapping are balanced with lots of time for play and exploration.

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
Primitive Technology is our skillset:
  • Bushcraft and ancestral skills
OUR STAFF
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.

OUR LOCATION
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.

FOREST SCHOOL/SEASONAL BREAK DAY CAMPS
Long term multi-year mentoring relationships between students and their teachers make White Pine Forest School Camps an incredible learning opportunity.
  • December: Every Monday + Wednesday
  • January - May: Every Wednesday + Friday
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • 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, monthly registration at a 10% discount, and semester registration at a 20% discount
AFTERSCHOOL CAMPS
Flying Squirrel After School camps are a great way to let off some steam from the day, move, have fun, and focus.
  • Every Thursday from late August to late May
  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Cost is $20 per drop in with monthly and semester discounts.
SUMMER CAMPS
  • Flying Squirrel Summer Camps are 2-week-long day camps
  • Camps meet from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday - Friday each week
  • Week on - week off format
  • June session will meet June 11-15 and June 25-29 [Cost = $600]
  • July session will meet July 16-20 and July 30- Aug 3rd [Cost = $600]
Come experience the power of deep nature connection at White Pine.