Journey of the Green Man

Group of kids walking into the woods at the start of a day of camp

Journey of the Green Man

Join us on a fantastic adventure as we discover the magical world of the Green Man. Campers will be regaled with the ancient tale of The Green Man, and then join along in the adventure by learning and practicing many of the same wilderness skills heard about in the story. Skills such as how to make a fire and build a shelter using only material found in the natural world. How to identify and prepare wild edible and medicinal plants. How to sit so still and quiet in the forest that a deer might walk right by unalarmed…

As the week progresses the story comes to life as the characters begin appearing in the forest. The camp culminates in one final challenge, in which the campers must use all they’ve learned to help save the Green Man and restore balance to the realm.

Grades: 3-5

Sessions:
2021 Summer dates TBD 

Registration

Registration is not yet open. You may create your account in advance.

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

For Drop-off & Pick-up and other logistics info, see below.

Price: $295

  • Available discounts are listed on the Summer Camps page
  • $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration
  • Limited Partial Scholarships available (see below)

Why Choose Forest Floor?

We help children have fun, be healthy, and achieve their fullest potential with nature connection mentoring.

 

  • Health benefits of nature connection
  • Learn wilderness skills & traditional crafts
  • Meet new friends and reunite with old ones
  • Unforgettable adventures every day
  • Skilled and caring mentors
  • Exciting wilderness experiences
  • Convenient in-town drop-off & pickup
  • Boost long term cognitive & social development
Green man nature art at Asheville nature camp

Logistics 

Drop-off/Pick-up Locations

All programs take place at Shope Creek Wilderness, with the exception of Blacksmithing and Knife-making which are based at Haw Creek Commons.

Haw Creek Commons, next to Haw Creek Elementary, is the drop-off and pick-up location for all programs. Campers will be shuttled via passenger van to our forested location at Shope Creek Wilderness.

Haw Creek Commons
315 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville NC

Times

Flexible drop-off:  8:30 am - 9:00 am
Camp hours:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Flexible pick-up:  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

After Camp:  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-registration required for best rates, purchase during checkout. Learn more here.

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, snack, full water bottle, and clothes appropriate for being out in the weather.

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: 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.

Scholarship Information

Overview

We offer limited partial scholarships to individuals who otherwise could not afford our programs. We prioritize scholarships for people of color and single parents with financial needs. We understand that people of color experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and wish to help counteract that by offering scholarships.

Donate

If you are a family with means, please consider donating to our scholarship fund. Donations of a 1/4, 1/2, or FULL scholarship can be made during the standard registration process. For more substantial donations please contact us to discuss details.

Apply

Limited partial scholarships are available. Scholarship funds are generated exclusively from generosity of donations toward the scholarship fund. Scholarships are limited to the sum of these funds and are awarded based on equitable distribution. Full scholarships will be considered for families in great need, but most scholarship applicants should expect to pay at least half of tuition.

To apply for a scholarship please follow the link below to fill out the application.