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

Winter 2022 Applications Now Open!

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!”  ~M., mother of two

Our 100% outdoor, COVID-safe 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! There is a Pre-screening of all staff and participants upon arrival. 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 hand washing stations at central locations and have hand-sanitizing products readily available and easily accessible for all participants and staff. All staff have completed comprehensive training and are Knowledgeable of CDC protocols and safety procedures. For in-depth information on our safety protocols, please click on the Health and Safety page. Masks will be worn by all participants and staff when proper social distancing is not possible regardless of vaccination status. 

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