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Clothing and Gear

Our programs are all-outdoors, with rain shelters available as needed.  Children must arrive each morning fully prepared with a backpack, packed lunch, and clothes appropriate for being out in the weather.  Families new to Forest Floor may need to purchase additional gear to ensure their children will be fully equipped for wet and colder weather as the season progresses.  For a full packing and clothing list see our FAQ.

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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

A family is eligible for either: (1) a full refund if the cancellation occurs before the start of the program; or (2) a pro-rated refund for any unattended program days; under the following conditions:

  • Forest Floor cancels any programs due to COVID-19 or the Sars-Cov-2(novel coronavirus) pandemic.
  • A family needs to cancel because they are directly adversely impacted by COVID-19 (job loss, illness, or caring for sick family members).

AND in the event of cancellation (either on our part or yours)if you are in a position to donate your registration as a scholarship it would be a huge help to both Forest Floor and families in need.

Please note:  Refunds will not be given solely due to cancellations related to concerns about the potential of infection.  Our standard cancellation & refund policy will apply for all cancellations other than the two conditions listed above.  See our FAQ for details on our standard refund policy.

For individual program descriptions and details click here

COVID-19 Safety Policies

​Our COVID-19 safety policy is based primarily on pre-screening and monitoring.  It is our current position that the single largest preventative factor at our programs is the fact that we are open-air and outdoors(with the exception of van travel).

Pre-Screening and Monitoring

  • We will take every child’s temperature each morning upon arrival. If any child registers a fever (thermometer reading of 100.4˚F or higher) or are showing any signs of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) we will not allow them to attend. If during the program day a child displays signs or symptoms of illness they will be separated from other students and parents contacted to pick them up.
  • All staff will be self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.  If they develop symptoms, they will notify their supervisor and stay home.  Any staff person who develops symptoms of illness during the work day will be separated from students and other staff and sent home ASAP.  


  • While on Haw Creek Commons property(NOT our forested Shope Creek program location), everyone ages 3 and up are required to wear a mask anytime they are less than 6 feet from another person.
  • While in vans all students and staff are required to wear masks for the duration of the trip.
  • Children will not be required to wear masks, but will be fully supported if they choose to do so.
  • Staff will wear a mask anytime they are less than 2 feet from another person.


  • Children will wash or sanitize hands each day immediately upon arrival and throughout the day.
  • Children are asked to carry a personal supply of hand sanitizer and will be asked to use it before and after activities that could result in cross-contamination.

We will do our best to fully support any child who self-selects for more restrictive social distancing than the policies outlined above.

After Care

We are currently exploring a number of potential After Care possibilities.  If you are in need of After Care to make this program work for your family, or if you would simply be strongly interested, please send us a quick email at forestfloorwp@gmail.com letting us know and we will keep you posted on our progress.

Drop-off/Pick-up Locations

All programs take place at Shope Creek Wilderness, with the exception of Blacksmithing(Haw Creek Commons) and Teen Adventures(various locations w/van transport).

For all programs occurring at Shope Creek Wilderness we offer two drop-off/pick-up options:

  • Shope Creek:  drop-off & pick-up directly at the program location
    • ​Drop-off between 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
    • Pick-up between 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Address:  472 Shope Creek Rd. (map)
  • Haw Creek Commons:  Convenient In-town location, w/ transport to and from Shope Creek
    • Drop-off between 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    • Pick-up between 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    • Address:  315 Old Haw Creek Rd. (map)