Forest Caterpillar Forest School

Program Information

Forest Caterpillars Forest School is a one, two, or THREE days a week program for children ages 4 to 6 years old! Parents choose the number of days that they want to have their children in our program.

  • Ages: 4 to 6
  • September 2018 through early April 2019
    • Monday: 9am - 2pm
    • Tuesday: 9am - 2pm
    • Thursday: 9am - 2pm
  • Location: Earthsong in Bogart, GA
  • Tuition: $1,350 for 1 day option, $2,500 for the 2 day option, or $3,550 for the 3 day option
    • Early bird pricing: 5% discount until September 15th
    • Payment plans are available if you need to spread your payment out over 6 months
    • See our payment policy online here
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Forest Caterpillars will be held at Earthsong in Bogart, GA, a fifteen minute drive from downtown Athens, GA. Earthsong stays true to its name, once you step foot on the land you can tune into your senses to hear the hum of the Middle Oconee River flowing, the ever active bird chorus, and the boundless amount of life crawling in the trees and along the forest floor. With three whole days of program we will have triple the chance to play games that heighten our awareness in the forest, craft with natural materials, and practice ancestral skills such as fire building, storytelling, and expanding our knowledge of the plants and animals that live around us.

Just as a small silk caterpillar transforms into the great imperial moth, the Forest Caterpillars engage our curiosity, reminding us that something incredible is always on the horizon. For this age group, every moment is precious and full of wonder. Their focus is clear. Their determination can not be rivaled. As mentors, we look forward to guiding Forest Caterpillars on the most important mission for the day – PLAY.

In Forest Caterpillars stories are often the best teachers. Imagination is everything, and creativity pours out of our hands– there is a whole world out there to discover. We share tools and tricks with the Forest Caterpillars to help them relate to nature and live in it fully. Logs are a world of wonder in the eyes of a Forest Caterpillar – there could be anything under it, growing on it or in it. Each rock in the creek tells the story of the sun in the way it catches the light. Every stick in the forest can be perfect for a fairy house. Muscadine vines are hanging down to be swung from and mud is not only for building moats around castles; it is also intended to be worn. This is the way we approach the Forest Caterpillars Forest School Program. Never only observing nature, but interacting with and experiencing it directly! We know that play is imperative to development both as an adult and as a child. This is why you can expect the mentors in the Forest Caterpillars program to meet the children right where they are with the same wide open heart. We marvel at the wonders of nature. We feel just as giddy when we hear a unique noise from behind a beech tree, or when a beetle crawls up our arm. We have endless questions to ask! We want to know, understand, explore, and still be curious enough to find out more! At Wild Intelligence we strive to learn from each other on our journeys each week in the woods.

For more information please contact Soleil Ouimet at soleil@wildintelligence.org


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