forest playgroup

Forest Playgroup is an all-outdoor playgroup to promote unstructured, nature-immersion as a regular practice for young children. Each session we strive towards cultivating a safe, nurturing, and natural flow in which each participant can deepen their understanding of self, community, and nature. Children are empowered to pursue their individual interests through play, with the guidance of nature, peers, and an adult companion.

Each playgroup is composed of a group of four to six children and one adult mentor. We meet for four hours a session and spend the duration of that time outdoors.Children must be 3.5-6yrs, potty trained, and have an excitement towards playing outdoors in all weather

This is a great option for families and children who are looking for a one - two days/week commitment to nature play. Forest Playgroup pairs well with children enrolled part-time in another school or are home-schooled during their early childhood years.

Enrollment for the Winter Session will open in December 2019. Please stay in touch for updates and announcements!

Enrollment Options:

Forest Playgroup is offered Monday & Tuesday 9am-1pm, in three seasonal sessions. Families have the option to enroll for one or two days/week.

Dates and Costs:

Winter Session: (10 weeks) January 6th - March 10th, 2020

One day/week = $400 Two days/week = $800

Spring Session: (11 weeks) March 30th - June 9th, 2020

One day/week = $400 Two days/week = $800

*Payment for each session may be paid in full or split up into two equal payments.


We will meet at a central location on Orcas Island. The address will be provided upon enrollment.


If your family seeks financial assistance to participate in Forest Playgroup, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!



“From the first time I met Kimberly, I knew that she would always hold a special place in my kid's heart. I am continuously impressed with her curiosity, loving acceptance, and wise guidance.  She is able to skillfully meet the kids where they are while helping them to explore, not only the natural world, but also their inner worlds of imagination and meaning. Our family is so grateful for her contribution to our lives.” Lily, parent