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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.​


Operating year-round, GWFS offers half-day programming for ages 3-6, and a memorable forest camp experience in the summer months for ages 3-6. Review our FAQs page for more information on our talented team of educators, our instructional philosophy and the one-of-a-kind enrichment experiences we can offer your child, inside and out.

(My child's) independence, confidence and emotional resilience have noticeably increased in a short time, and I can tell from the observations her teachers have shared that they are able to give her the individual support and attention she needs.

                                                                                                                   - Ellie J., Asheville, NC

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