Forest School at Holliday Park (4-6)

A unique opportunity in Indianapolis for 4 to 6-year-olds to immerse themselves into the natural environment.

Forest School at Holliday Park is White Pine Wilderness Academy’s expansion of Forest School for 4-6-year-old Tree Frogs. Our amazing curriculum will be implemented in the beautiful woods, hills, creeks, and ravines along the shoreline at one of Indianapolis’ oldest and best city parks. And we are so excited to offer four days a week Tree Frogs this year!

We are partnering with the amazing park management team at Holliday Park. We have the safety of a fenced-in space that will be White Pine’s special area to use as a basecamp for utilizing the whole 94 acres of beautiful green space at the park. A trail from this space goes directly into the established trail system of the park. This is an incredible opportunity to connect your little ones to Mother Nature on amazingly cared-for public lands.

Pawpaw trees, nettle, crawdads, sunfish, turtles, red-tailed hawks, burdock, skunk cabbage, dogwood trees, and so much more to discover there!!

Forest school is outside 99% of the time, with students only going inside in the case of restroom breaks, extreme heat or cold, or severe weather threats. Our partnership with Holliday Park means that the tuition for the program goes towards White Pine’s special access to our exclusive basecamp, emergency storm shelters, as well as potable water, and year-round restrooms within the CCC buildings at Holliday Park. 

Students are required to provide their own sack lunches, with no refrigeration, no reheating, and no boiling water requirements. 

White Pine students will spend their days on explorations throughout Holliday Park as we exercise key components of our curriculum–nature connection, free play, social/emotional learning, resilience, self-empowerment, and more! Practiced core routines are crafting, sit spot, scouting, free play, tracking, foraging, plant identification, storytelling, fire-starting, and so much more. 

We can’t wait for your family to join us on this wonderful next step on White Pine’s journey to heal the earth and its creatures through the fundamental human right of nature connection.

Holliday Park location:
6363 Spring Mill Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

  • Tuesday + Thursday
    • Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Cost:  $4,320
    • Payment Plan: Six payments of $720
      • *Payment plans are based on our six-week units
  • Wednesday + Friday
    • Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Cost:  $4,320
    • Payment Plan: Six payments of $720
      • *Payment plans are based on our six-week units
  • Tuesday – Friday
    • Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Cost:  $8,640

Thanks to our donors, we are now operating under a new financial aid, flexible pricing model. Please contact community@whitepinewilderness.org to inquire for your family.

2022-23 YEARLY SCHEDULE

  • August 15, 2022 – May 12, 2022
  • We rarely close the camp to weather
  • No refunds for absences or sick days

2022-23 Forest School Breaks:

  • Fall Break: October 10-14, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25, 2022
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2022-January 1, 2023
  • Spring Break: March 27 – March 31, 2023

Check out the full Calendar Page here.