Where Kids can be Kids, Have Fun, and Learn—OUTSIDE!

Farm and Forest School welcomes youths of all backgrounds into immersive learning experience anchored in hands-on farm and forest skills, joyful nature connection, spiritual wisdom, and loving community.

Our passionate, fun-loving, experienced outdoor educators guide students through hands-on activities oriented towards personal and collective growth, self-awareness and self-confidence, interconnectedness and responsibility. 

“Both of my kids have spent five years with Joe in Forest School. Through all weather, all seasons, they are more excited to attend every year. The content is wonderful, but what we have gained the most is a sense of their own ability to be in the world. They have real, tangible challenges and group interactions that are structured and at the same time very organic. They are solving their own problems and building their confidence. Forest School has been priceless!”  ~Martha

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,  Expanding into other days as necessary.  Sundays will have emphasis on Jewish holidays and values and be staffed in part by our Israeli Shaliach.

Session 1: 9 weeks – September-October

Session 2: 3 weeks – starting the week of November 2nd

Session 3: 7 weeks – starting the week of January 18th

Session 4: 6 weeks – starting the week of April 5th

Pods* for Ages 7-14**Expanding into other age groups based on demand

*We will add additional days according to demand and staff capacity. If you want to form your own pod, please be in touch with Ann before you register

**We are accepting registrations for younger children (5-6 yrs) and will be exploring ways to create a program specifically geared towards them. Apply HERE Now! We will be contacting those interested in our Sunday program to determine the best timing for the Sunday program.

This year our 100% outdoor, COVID-adapted program, will follow guidelines from the local health
department, CDC and the Maryland Dept of Health; as always, the health and safety of our participants and families remains our top priority! Pre-screening and temperature checks of all staff and participant upon arrival will be included this year. We recommend that parents and legal guardians of high-risk students consult with their child’s medical provider to assess their risk and determine if attendance is acceptable. We have invested in additional hand washing stations at each location and have hand-sanitizing products readily available and easily accessible for all participants and staff. All staff have completed comprehensive training and are prepared with the new CDC protocols and safety procedures. For in-depth information on our safety protocols, please click on the Health and Safety page.

Please note that NO sick participant or staff member may attend our programs.

Questions? Contact the Program Department at programs@pearlstonecenter.org

Forest School Testimonials