EDUCATION. DISCOVERY. CONNECTION.
Growing Wild Forest School is a nature-immersion preschool and summer camp located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Founded in 2016, the school serves as the region's first and only not-for-profit early childhood education program that nurtures child-led nature connection and whole-child development across the changing seasons.‚Äč Operating year-round, GWFS offers four-hour school days for ages 3-6, and one-of-a-kind camp programming for five hours a day in the summer months for ages 3-8.

Each summer we offer day camp sessions for ages 3-8 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at our campus in West Asheville. Attendance per week costs $200 (previously $250), including a deposit. In the case that programming is delayed due to COVID-19, deposits will be fully refunded. Choose which week(s) to attend based on your child's individual interests and your family's summer schedule! Each session will have a unique nature theme to inspire a sense of wonder, adventure and imagination.

2020 Summer Camp Themes
July 6 - 10: Excellent Elements
July 13 - 17: Plants & Herbs
July 20 - 24: Bugs & Spiders
July 27 - 31: Brilliant Birds
August 3 - 7: Furry Friends
August 10 - 14: Reptiles & Amphibians
August 17 - 21: Starry Space
August 24 - 28: Wizards & Faeries

Students can expect a day that is similar to our school-year programming- full of free play, games and songs balanced with crafts, stories, and snack with the added bonus of water splashing and creek-time!