Locations

Winston-Salem-area

Our Winston-Salem-area location holds classes at Salem Lake.

We offer scheduled tours on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can schedule a tour via our contact form.

9 months - 2.5 years

Nature Babies / Toddler Playgroup

Bring your child to play in the woods with other babies and meet like-minded parents for some relaxing fun while learning and sharing ways to facilitate social and play skills in nature.

  • Ages
    • 9 months - 2.5 years
  • Days
    • Fridays
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Price
    • Ages 9-18 months $40 per month
    • Ages 18 months-2.5 years $60 per month
  • Notes
    • Parent stays on site
2.5 years - 6 years

Nature Preschool / Forest Kindergarten

Drop off your child for a morning of educational play with friends in the woods, while you get some precious hours to run errands or work. Rest assured that as your child runs, climbs, uses tools, draws, paints, listens to stories, sings, collects and observes creatures and plants, and has conversations with friends and play partners, they will thrive as they learn together while immersed in Nature, increasing their school readiness, and so much more!

  • Ages
    • 2.5 years - 6 years
  • Days
    • Monday - Friday
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Price
    • 5 days a week $540 per month
    • 4 days a week $450 per month
    • 3 days a week $360 per month
    • 2 days a week $240 per month
    • 1 day a week $120 per month
  • Notes
    • Children who are 2 years old can participate in this program, provided they are showing signs of readiness to be more independent and are in the process of toilet training at home
    • Parent does not stay on site (drop off)
5 years - 11 years

Nature Explorers

Drop off your child for some adventure play in the woods where they will make friends as they build wilderness skills, all while applying STEM knowledge, engaging in creative dramatics, drawing, painting, and creating.

  • Ages
    • 5 years - 11 years
  • Days
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Times
    • Morning session 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Afternoon session 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Price
    • Morning session $120 per month
    • Afternoon session $100 per month
  • Notes
    • Parent does not stay on site (drop off)
7 years - 14 years

Bushcraft

So just what is Bushcraft? In a literal sense, it's the skills required to live in the bush. This often involves using things from the wild to live while maintaining a balance with nature. Using dead wood to make a shelter, only picking certain plants so as to not damage the local population should be kept in mind by the wise bushcrafter–a core principle being not to damage the place you're trying to live in.

  • Ages
    • 7 years - 14 years
  • Dates
    • October 6th, 2022 - November 17th, 2022
    • May 25th, 2023 - April 13th, 2023
  • Days
    • Thursdays
  • Time
    • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Price
    • 7 week course $215 per course
  • Notes
    • Parent does not stay on site (drop off)
3 years - 11 years

2022 Summer Camps

Summer can be a time for magic, rebirth, and hope. When you need some activity throughout the long summer months for your loved ones, Piedmont Forest School can be a joyful place for your children to attend. Rest assured, your children will be loved and cared for here at PFS as well as heard and accepted for who they are. Not only does our summer camp offer the exhilaration of unstructured free play, but we also provide our students with the opportunities to make memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Whether it’s making a bow and arrow from loose parts, catching and releasing fish by the creek, or painting rocks to bring home to a loved one, PFS offers these opportunities and so much more. Come join us!

  • Ages
    • 3 years - 11 years
  • Dates
    • July 11th, 2022 - July 15th, 2022
    • July 18th, 2022 - July 22nd, 2022
    • July 25th, 2022 - July 29th, 2022
    • August 1st, 2022 - August 5th, 2022
  • Days
    • Monday - Friday
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Price
    • $200 per week
  • Notes
    • Parent does not stay on site (drop off)