The California Association of Forest Schools supports and furthers high quality forest schools devoted to deep nature connection for young children and their families. The Association is committed to building healthy bridges between the forest school movement and the larger community.


“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things”

— Plato



The purpose of the organization is to promote the common business interests and improve the business conditions and quality of forest schools by promoting the public’s understanding of forest schools, and by promoting communication, cooperation, and best practices among forest schools and the communities they serve.