"...we feel like she learned so much. She was challenged to work past her inhibitions and it seems to have made a lasting impact. More importantly, she realized how much fun it is to play outside and spend time with peers who won't always do what she wants them to do." 

Spring '18 Forest School Parent

"Thank you Dave and Melinda for providing this opportunity to grow with nature! Your whole family has been so warm and welcoming since the day we met. We feel completely confident in your ability to teach and care for our kids when they are with you."

Spring '18 Forest School Parent

"He definitely learned how to more effectively communicate, particularly during trying situations or disagreements. (He) also appears more confident in expressing his perceptions and grievances, more adept at helping others in conflict find solutions, and better able to articulate his feelings and ideas."

Spring '18 Forest School Parent

"Our family is incredibly thankful for this experience. The communication skills and conflict resolution skills are invaluable as are the lessons on finding a "win-win". Beginning to comprehend that being "right", or the best, or the fastest - that winning- isn't always desirable. Understanding what success really looks like from a team perspective - these skills and concepts are priceless. Teaching children this way, in a respectful and supportive atmosphere, empowers them and truly paves the way to a better word for everyone. All of these things will better serve our children throughout their entire lives than virtually any academic skill. Even better - Forest School offers students opportunities to learn and grow in these ways while also learning to appreciate, respect, and care for the natural world."

Spring '18 Forest School Parent

"The Forest School has gone above and beyond our expectations. Mr. Dave is such a great guide and our son has learned so much including how to work as part of a team, an appreciation for nature, outdoor skills that he loves to share with us at home, and we've even noticed a positive difference in how he interacts with his sister. He always has fun and comes home tired from a ful-filling day."

Spring '18 Forest School Parent