Forest School

Flying Squirrels: Ages 6-8

Year Round. Semester & Unit 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 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
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 for ages 4-8 are Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am - 3pm.

We offer semester & unit registration options. If you choose to commit to a full semester or unit, you are able to choose whether you'd like to sign up for either one or two days for each week throughout the semester or unit. 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).

Summer Camp 2019 registration opens January 1st.