A Childhood in Nature

explore our unique, outdoor family programs

A Childhood in Nature

explore our unique, outdoor family programs

Forest Explorers

Outdoor Free Play Groups

Let's explore the outdoors together. Watch the beauty unfold as your child leads their own sensory and developmental experience in nature with our child-led exploration groups.

Forest Creators

Outdoor Makerspace Groups

Let's create in the outdoors together. Watch the creativity (and mess!) explode as your child uses natural materials and seasonal prompts to explore the woods as their studio.

Forest Discoverers

Outdoor Classroom Groups

Let's dive deep into nature together. We partnered with an outdoor educator to bring you this in-depth programming. Perfect for discovering the seasons in fun, creative and adventurous ways.

Forest Curriculums

Downloadable Nature Programs

Want to access the activities behind our Forest Creators and Discoverers Groups? Now you can! Download our seasonal, child-led nature curriculums, to bring our programming wherever you go.

Our Community

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Our Community

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Become a Forest Group Leader

All groups are guided by parent leaders. Want to start a group near you? We'll help you get started. We'll work with you one-on-one to start building your own outdoor community with a Forest Explorer or Forest Creator Group. Click the link below to learn more.

Become a Forest Group Leader

All groups are guided by parent leaders. Want to start a group near you? We'll help you get started. We'll work with you one-on-one to start building your own outdoor community with a Forest Explorer or Forest Creator Group. Click the link below to learn more.

Become a FSFA Member

  • Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear
  • Biweekly Family-Friendly Nature Activities, Crafts + Prompts
  • Discounts on Forest Creator Groups
  • Discounts on Forest School For All Events

Become a FSFA Member

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- Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear

- Biweekly Family-Friendly Nature Activities, Crafts + Prompts

- Discounts on Forest Creator Groups + Forest School For All Events

Latest Adventures

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Latest Adventures

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The Simple Joy of Nature Play

The Simple Joy of Nature Play

I recently came across this video, all about the power of a stick in nature play. To most of us, a stick is just a stick. It goes by unnoticed; it gets moved out of the way; it just … Read more

10 Outdoor Summer Adventures for Kids

10 Outdoor Summer Adventures for Kids

When we rave about nature for families, we're mostly making the case for how beneficial the experience can be on its own. No great excursions needed. How just stepping out into the woods seems to bring you to a different … Read more

Testimonials

what parents are saying

Testimonials

what parents are saying

It is so refreshing to be around like-minded moms who encourage the children to explore, sense the woods, really experience it and nature, for all the wonderful secrets it has to offer.

- Hannah