Locations

Winston-Salem-area

Our Winston-Salem-area location holds classes at Little Creek Park.

Please note that early care drop-off (8:30 am - 9:30 am) for 3 to 11 year-olds is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for an additional $5 per day.

9 months - 18 months

Nature Babies

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 - 18 months
  • Days
    • Fridays
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Price
    • $40 per month
  • Notes
    • Parent stays on site
15 months - 3.5 years

Nature Toddler Playgroup

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

  • Ages
    • 15 months - 3.5 years
  • Days
    • Fridays
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Price
    • $60 per month
  • Notes
    • Drop off is possible for children 2 years and up
3 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
    • 3 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
    • 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.

After school Nature Tutoring is available upon request for an extra fee.

  • Ages
    • 5 years - 11 years
  • Days
    • Wednesday
  • Times
    • Morning session (Homeschool) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • After school session (Homeschool) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • After school session 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Price
    • Morning session $120 per month
    • Afternoon session $100 per month
  • Notes
    • Drop off
5 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.

Course List (subject to change based on supplies and season):

  1. Shelter
  2. Fire
  3. Early spring foraging
  4. Spring protein
  5. Choosing a good and safe campsite
  6. Orienteering and navigation
  7. Trapping, fishing, hunting
  8. Cooking (putting it all together)
  • Ages
    • 5 years - 14 years
  • Dates
    • April 7th, 2022 - June 2nd, 2022
  • Days
    • Thursdays
  • Time
    • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Price
    • 8 week course $240 per course
  • Notes
    • No class April 14
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
    • August 15th, 2022 - August 19th, 2022
    • August 22nd, 2022 - August 26th, 2022
  • Days
    • Monday - Friday
  • Time
    • 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Price
    • $200 per week
All ages

Family Fun Days

Here at PFS, we not only provide our enrolled families with an authentic forest school but we also strive to give this experience to those in our community!

Come join us in the woods for a day to have a magical forest school experience. We will provide a light snack and campfire tea, a craft, and a fun activity the whole family will enjoy!

  • Ages
    • All ages
  • Days
    • One Saturday, every season
  • Time
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Price
    • $10 per family