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Spring Forest School - Ages 5 & up

Mondays, March 11 - May 27

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

12 weeks - $425


To register, send in your payment via Paypal to Please add your name, email address, cell phone number, and program date in the notes section. We will email your confirmation within 48 hours with an information packet to follow.


Kateras Forest School is designed to help your child feel comfortable in the natural world and increase their confidence when collaborating with others. Activities will vary from week to week and will include gardening, plant identification, nature arts and crafts. We will learn to work together to build natural shelters and campfires, play nature games and explore the fields, forests and creeks of Kateras. 

This program will help your child develop enduring friendships with other children who share a love of being outside. Free time for playing and exploring will be mixed with structured activities that teach solid outdoor skills that your child can draw upon for years of future adventures.

Group size will be limited so that a cohesive team can form. Opening circles each session will empower the group to set goals and take ownership over their day. Closing circles will help the team reflect on their learnings from the day and build team cohesion. As the program progresses, the group will form it's own identity, learn to share leadership and really get to know the individuals that make up the team. 


  1. What will my child learn at Forest School? Your child will learn native plants and animals. They will learn to navigate using a map and compass, as well as, how to stay found without a map or compass. They will learn how to build and maintain a fire safely. They will learn to identify natural shelters and to build their own shelters. Your child will learn to collaborate and work with a team to accomplish complex tasks.

  2. What should my child bring to Forest School? Please send your child with a backpack containing lunch, snacks and water. Also a change of clothes and extra shoes. Insect repellent is recommended.

  3. What should my child not bring to Forest School? Please do not send your child with electronics or cell phones. Things get wet and dirty so do not send them wearing anything that cannot get stained.

  4. What type of clothing do you recommend? Have your child dress in layers so that they can adjust to changes in weather and activity level. Make sure their shoes will stay on in the mud, old sneakers are best.

  5. Can parents stay? Yes! Parents are welcome to join us!

  6. What if I am late dropping off or picking up my child? Please call us at 919-749-0782 and let us know if you will be running late dropping off or picking up your child.

Earlier Event: December 3
Winter Forest School - Ages 5 & up
Later Event: June 10
Kateras Summer Camp - Ages 5 & up