Forest School

Flying Squirrels: Ages 6-8

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 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 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.
Summer camps for 2018 are sold out and the waitlist for 6-8-year-olds has been closed. Summer Camp 2019 registration opens January 1st.