EDUCATION. DISCOVERY. CONNECTION.
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 four-hour school days for ages 3-6, and one-of-a-kind camp programming in the summer months for ages 3-8. We also offer FREE monthly nature play sessions, open to all in the community! Check out our FAQs page for more information on our phenomenal team of educators, our instructional philosophies 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