2020 Kid's Program

2020 Spring Conference Kid’s Program

in Partnership with Growing Wild Forest School

Growing Wild Forest School is excited to provide a dynamic, nature-based Kids Program at this year’s OGS Spring Conference. Our talented staff educators believe in nurturing kids outdoors to help them grow and reach their full potential.  We believe in supporting and engaging the whole child, inside and out. We will offer crafts, science experiments, outdoor activities, and indoor and outdoor play opportunities on the Mars Hill University campus during the conference hours. Children should be dressed to go outside and be comfortable for outdoor play activities. Snacks and water bottles should be brought each day. We will break for lunch from 12:45-1:45 for children to eat with their parents or caregivers.


About Growing Wild Forest School:

At Growing Wild Forest School, we support “free-range childhood.” We help to meet kids’ hardwired biological expectation to exist as tiny explorers, scientists, humanitarians and artists. By experiencing all seasons and weather, experimenting with creativity, mingling with local plants and animals, learning through mixed-age socialization, guided by their own pace of learning and supported by strong and loving boundaries, we ensure that each child will truly make the world a better place for themselves, and generations to come.


Program Details:

  • March 7th and 8th, 2020, 8:30-5:45 (lunch break, children eat with parents 12:45-1:45)
  • Location: Check in and headquarters will be in Spilman Parlor at Mars Hill University, though kids will be out and about exploring the campus throughout the day!
  • Cost: $40/day for single day registration, $60 for two day registration
  • Ages: potty-trained to 12 years old

Parents, please provide daily snacks and water bottles, along with a change of clothes for younger aged children. Please have children dressed for outdoor play, as we do plan to go outside.

You can register your children for this program through the regular registration form, linked below. If you have already registered and would like to add the children’s program to your already purchased weekend or day pass, please select “I have already registered and would like to add something” as the answer to the first question on the registration form.