This summer version of Forest Kindergarten will have the same components of our regular Forest Kindergarten program.

We invite children ages 3-6 to play and explore in the unspoiled beauty of Big Oak Canyon, Earthroots 39-acre property located on ancestral Acjachemen and Tongva territory in Silverado Canyon, California. This land includes 200+ year old oak trees, diverse native flora, flowing creeks and ample intact ecosystems for children to explore. 

Children will expand their senses as they listen to bird calls, compare plant features, squish in mud, or splash in the creek. Songs, stories, games, and activities will connect to seasonal observations and nature themes. 

In Forest Kindergarten, nature is the teacher. Earthroots instructors are skilled mentors who guide children into deep, meaningful, outdoor play, while providing hands-on, inquiry based explorations outdoors.

Our hope is that participation in this program will foster a life-long love of the natural world!

For more information about our Forest Kindergarten program, click here.

Class Details

Who: Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

Earthroots requires parents to attend Forest Kindergarten with their child.


Session 1 : June 6 & 8

Session 2: June 13 & 15


9 am – 1pm

Where: Big Oak Canyon (Silverado Canyon)


Session 1 ONLY: June 6 & 8 | Price: $120

Session 2 ONLY: June 13 & 15 | Price: $120

BOTH Sessions: June 6, 8, 13, and 15 | Price: $230


Parents may drop off independent older children (older than 4 years 9 months) pending instructor approval. 

Siblings who are within the age range of class (3-6 years old) must be registered as a regular participant. Siblings outside the age range of class (age 2 or older than 6) are welcome to attend with their parents. There is a $20 fee per day for siblings age 2 or older than 6. There is no additional charge for children younger than 2. Payment for siblings outside the age range of class must be received at least one week prior to the date of class.

Registration deadline: One week prior to class date
All workshops require minimum participant enrollment to run. Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled.

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants and families in need.