Free Forest School Leadership

United in our love for nature and play.


Free Forest School was started — and is still run by — parent volunteers. We joined the community looking for opportunities for our own children, then became inspired to work to provide emergent learning and nature play opportunities to kids in other communities. Comprised of diverse professionals, Free Forest School leaders are¬†united by a common belief that all young children deserve access to unstructured play in nature.


Local Leaders

Each local Free Forest School group is run by a team of volunteer leaders. These volunteers facilitate regular Free Forest School group meetings, fulfill administration duties, and provide leadership to the group.

Startup Council

The Startup Council consists of a diverse group of professionals hailing from around the United States. The Startup Council serves in an advisory and support role to the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a national team working to create a sustainable model for the continued growth of Free Forest School groups and initiatives everywhere.