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 is now in open, and camps are 90%+ full. Grab one of the last spots today!

Summer Camps are back for another big season in the field, forest, and smithy. Camps fill quickly but waitlisting is free. We have a new shuttle van registration system for camps in our forest location.

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

Fall Homeschool Programs

Fall Homeschool programs are now open for registration.

We’ve got a great mix of favorites returning, a new pottery program, and continuing with our new 2024 location in the Leicester/Sandy Mush area. The new shuttle van reservation system now applies to Homeschool programs as well.


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

Spring Blacksmithing Saturdays

Blacksmithing Saturdays Spring sessions are now closed for reservation and either completed or under way.

Parent/Child Blacksmithing is back! This four Saturday class kicks off April 27 and concludes May 18.

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.