Our Programs

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -John Muir

You can participate at Camp Roots Forest School in a variety of ways. Our offerings include a Little Roots program for ages 0-through Age 3,  Sprouting Roots- Forest Preschool for ages 3.5-4, Kinder Roots- Forest Kindergarten for age 5, Forest Roots for ages 6-12, Wild Roots For ages 11-15, Youth Roots For Ages 5-12, Family Roots for All ages, and Summer Camp for ages 6-11. Our Forest school is offered from September to June. Camp Roots offers a seasonal holistic curriculum that is rooted in providing a meaningful hands-on experience with nature. Our curriculum nurtures a sense of stewardship, community and belonging among the children and families in our program. Our small class size, high adult/child ratios, and our seasonal holistic based curriculum provide an abundance of meaningful learning experiences for those that are in our programs. 

 

Camp Roots is located at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. We have a 316 acre 100% outdoor classroom in which to cultivate a deep love and understanding of the natural world and of ourselves.  Our programs are set up to provide time to slow down, play, connect, learn and embrace the beauty and wonder of nature and friendships. Our student-led and inquiry-based approach allows for deep connections between what we are learning and what we are experiencing. The connections we form with nature and other humans are lifelong.  At Camp Roots we are passionate about creating lifelong stewards of nature and mindful humans, so that we may all be contributing to the greater good of our planet and of ourselves.

 

Forest School Learning Opportunities Include:
  • Playing

  • Outdooring

  • Collaborating

  • Stewardship

  • Friendship building

  • Grit

  • Appreciation for rain

  • Critical thinking

  • Perseverance

  • Growth Mindset

  • Mindfulness

  • Creativity

  • Yoga

  • Hiking

  • Sustainability

  • Knowledge of Local Trees, Fauna and Flora

  • Outdoor Survival Skills

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