Asheville Summer Camps
And Homeschool Programs

Group of kids on a dock on pond at Asheville nature camp in summer

Upcoming Asheville Camps & Homeschool Programs

Summer Camps

Summer Camp registration will proceed under a limited lottery system thru February 5. On  February 6, open enrollment without limits will commence.

Summer Camps are back for another big season in the field, forest, and smithy. Camps fill quickly and we suggest you pre-register and take part in the lottery system. We have a new shuttle van registration system as well.

Summer campers playing archery games posing with bows on top of big boulder near Asheville

Spring Homeschool Programs

Spring Homeschool programs are now open for registration.

We’re back with a full slate of varied weekday programs for Ages 6-16 running Monday-Friday, beginning February 26.  And we have added a 2nd program location, in the Leicester/Sandy Mush area.

 

Jedi training at forest-based homeschool program children holding poses on rock formations

Spring Blacksmithing Saturdays

Blacksmithing Saturdays Spring sessions are now open for registration, and Parent/Child Blacksmithing is back! The Winter session is now in progress and registration is closed. 

Our Spring 2024 season includes a five week session in March/April for teens, and a Parent & Child session meeting four times in April/May.

Blacksmithing project under way with glowing curled metal on anvil

What is Forest Floor?

Forest Floor is a place where kids:

  • Are free to be kids; to play, laugh,  shout, and run wild the way we did when we were kids.
  • Can find others who love nature as much as they do and find support and friendship in peers.
  • Can spend time with adults who really care about their developmental journey and want to hear their stories.  
  • Can explore who they really are and be celebrated for being themselves.

Forest Floor provides high quality Nature-Connection Mentoring programs with lasting benefits for health, concentration, and emotional well-being.

We  get your kids outdoors to think, connect, learn, make, and move.

And most importantly, to have fun!

We use a proven mentoring system and have small classes with mentor-camper ratios of just 1 to 7. Your kids will get more than just outdoor activity, they will be subtly coached and encouraged to reach their greatest potential.

New to Forest Floor? Check out our must-see videos below to get a sense of what we’re all about: A Day at Forest Floor, and Why Nature Connection? 

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Girl laughing sitting in the woods at Asheville nature camp

The Benefits of Nature-Connection Mentoring

Listen to Clint Corley, Founder & Director of Forest Floor, talk about the beneficial effects he sees in children's long term development when they receive nature-connection mentoring.

Clint has spent thousands of hours connecting kids with nature and developing long lasting relationships, some of which have been growing for almost ten years now.

Our Core Curriculum:

  • Outdoor Safety & Awareness
  • Animal Tracking
  • Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants
  • Bird Language
  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Ancient Crafts
  • Ecology, Community, & Self Discovery
  • Storytelling and Singing
  • Fire, and much more…

Our core curriculum is based on the patterns and cycles of the natural world. The eight-directional model we use accounts for the innate rhythms of individuals and their environment, providing a seemingly effortless but remarkably effective trajectory for learning.

Enjoy this short video of kids in action at Forest Floor.