Find a Free Forest School Group
Find existing Free Forest School groups near you

To find a Free Forest School group in your area, use the map below. If there is a group nearby, scroll down to the list below the map to join your local group. If there is not a local group, learn more about starting a Free Forest School group

Free Forest School groups are free groups for young children and their parents and caregivers. We meet on public land to play and explore. Adults get a chance to step back and observe…Kids and their imaginations take their lead!

Free Forest School groups are run by volunteer leaders, with support from the central organization. Free Forest School groups welcome all children birth to age 6 and their families. When you join a group, you’ll find a diverse, supportive community of parents and caregivers learning and parenting together.

Free Forest School is FREE!

You just need to sign the waiver to participate.

No group in your area?

Learn more about starting a new Free Forest School group.

United States Free Forest School Groups
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All event scheduling is currently* conducted through local Facebook groups. At this time, you must have a Facebook account to learn about events and RSVP. See the list below for links to join local Free Forest School groups on Facebook.

*Free Forest School is in the process of building a Members Area on this website to accommodate event scheduling and RSVPs. When this is live, participants will no longer need a Facebook account to participate. We are accepting donations to help support this transition.

ALABAMA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Alabama yet.
Learn more about starting a group.

ALASKA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Alaska yet. Learn more about starting a group.

ARIZONA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Arizona state yet. Learn more about starting a group.

ARKANSAS FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Fayetteville, AR – Learn more

CALIFORNIA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Conejo Valley, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of El Dorado County, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Inland Empire, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Lake Arrowhead-Crestline Mountain Region, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Los Angeles, CA –  Learn more

Free Forest School of Morgan Hill, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Morongo Basin, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Orange County, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Placer Foothills, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Sacramento, CA –  Learn more

Free Forest School of San Diego, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of San Francisco South Bay, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Santa Monica, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of South Bay near Los Angeles, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of South Placer, CA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Ventura County, CA – Learn more

COLORADO FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Boulder County, CO – Learn more

Free Forest School of Durango, CO – Learn more

CONNECTICUT FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Quiet Corner / Putnam, CT – Learn more

DELAWARE FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Delaware yet. Learn more about starting a group.

FLORIDA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Ocala Forest, FL- Learn more

Free Forest School of Treasure Coast, FL – Learn more

Free Forest School of Volusia County, FL – Learn more

GEORGIA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Atlanta Metro Area, GA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Blue Ridge, GA, NC & SC – Learn more

HAWAII FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Hawaii yet. Learn more about starting a group.

IDAHO FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Idaho yet. Learn more about starting a group.

ILLINOIS FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Bloomington-Normal, IL – Learn more

Free Forest School of Chicagoland North, IL – Learn more

INDIANA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Indiana yet. Learn more about starting a group.

IOWA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Iowa yet. Learn more about starting a group.

KANSAS FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Kansas City Metro Area – Learn more

KENTUCKY FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Kentucky yet. Learn more about starting a group.

LOUISIANA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Louisiana yet. Learn more about starting a group.

MAINE FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Maine yet. Learn more about starting a group.

MARYLAND FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, MD – Learn more

Free Forest School of Baltimore, MD – Learn more

Free Forest School of Charles County, MD – Learn more

MASSACHUSETTS FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Massachusetts yet. Learn more about starting a group.

MICHIGAN FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Ann Arbor, MI – Learn more

Free Forest School of Battle Creek, MI – Learn more

Free Forest School of Detroit, MI – Learn more

MINNESOTA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN –  Learn more

Free Forest School of Grand Rapids, MN – Learn more

MISSISSIPPI FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Mississippi yet. Learn more about starting a group.

MISSOURI FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Kansas City Metro Area – Learn more

Free Forest School of St. Louis – Learn more

MONTANA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Montana yet. Learn more about starting a group.

NEBRASKA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Nebraska yet. Learn more about starting a group.

NEVADA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Nevada yet. Learn more about starting a group.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Madison, NH – Learn more

NEW JERSEY FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Princeton, NJ – Learn more

NEW MEXICO FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in New Mexico yet. Learn more about starting a group.

NEW YORK FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Albany & Capitol Region  – Learn more

Free Forest School of New York City, NY – Learn more

Free Forest School of Watertown, NY – Learn more

NORTH CAROLINA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Blue Ridge, GA, NC & SC – Learn more

Free Forest School of Raleigh-Durham, NC – Learn more

NORTH DAKOTA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in North Dakota yet. Learn more about starting a group.

OHIO FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Cincinnati, OH – Learn more

Free Forest School of Huron / Sandusky, OH – Learn more

OKLAHOMA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Oklahoma yet. Learn more about starting a group.

OREGON FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Eugene, OR – Learn more

Free Forest School of Portland, OR – Learn more

Free Forest School of St. Helens, OR – Learn more

PENNSYLVANIA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Cumberland County, PA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Philadelphia, PA – Learn more

Free Forest School of Pittsburgh Metro, PA – Learn more

RHODE ISLAND FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Rhode Island yet. Learn more about starting a group.

SOUTH CAROLINA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Blue Ridge, GA, NC & SC – Learn more

Free Forest School of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC – Learn more

Free Forest School of Oconee County, SC – Learn more

SOUTH DAKOTA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in South Dakota yet. Learn more about starting a group.

TENNESSEE FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Chattanooga, TN – Learn more

TEXAS FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Austin, TX – Learn more

Free Forest School of Houston, TX – Learn more

Free Forest School of Dallas, TX- Learn more

Free Forest School of Denton County, TX – Learn more

Free Forest School of San Antonio, TX – Learn more

UTAH FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Utah yet. Learn more about starting a group.

VERMONT FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Burlington, VT – Learn more

Free Forest School of Franklin County, VT – Learn more

VIRGINIA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Richmond, VA – Learn more

WASHINGTON FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Seattle, WA – Learn more

WASHINGTON DC FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Washington, DC Region – Learn more

WEST VIRGINIA FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of North Central WV – Learn more

WISCONSIN FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

Free Forest School of Madison, WI – Learn more

WYOMING FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

There are no Free Forest School groups in Wyoming yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Canada Free Forest School Groups
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INTERNATIONAL FREE FOREST SCHOOL GROUPS

British Columbia – Free Forest School of McBride, BC – Learn more

Nova Scotia – Free Forest School of Halifax, NS – Learn more

Alberta – There are no Free Forest School groups in Alberta yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Manitoba – There are no Free Forest School groups in Manitoba yet. Learn more about starting a group.

New Brunswick – There are no Free Forest School groups in New Brunswick yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Newfoundland & Labrador – There are no Free Forest School groups in Newfoundland & Labrador yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Ontario – Free Forest School of Clarington, ON – Learn more

Prince Edward Island – There are no Free Forest School groups in PEI yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Quebec –There are no Free Forest School groups in Quebec yet. Learn more about starting a group.

Saskatchewan – There are no Free Forest School groups in Saskatchewan yet. Learn more about starting a group.