building community through land-based programming

Little Coyotes Forest Kinder

Introducing our new, land-based, all-outdoor Forest Kinder program, now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year.

Enroll soon to save with early registration prices!

Ready for summer camp?

This summer we're running week-long day camps, in both our Davis and Sacramento locations.

Donate to our equity fund!

Your generous support feeds our tuition assistance & reparations fund, so that we can continue to provide accessible programming to all our local families while also paying our amazing employees a living wage.

Davis Forest School is a non-profit outdoor education and nature play organization in Northern California. We value building community through land-based programming, and creating and maintaining a supportive space that allows others to explore and grow.

We hold our programs on the ancestral lands of the Patwin Wintun/Yocha DeHe Wintun Nation (Davis & Woodland area), and the Nisenan people (Sacramento area). These people have always been deeply connected to the land, and have stewarded it over countless generations. We are committed to acknowledging and respecting their history, culture, and ongoing presence as we engage with and learn from the natural world around us.

“As parents, we seek every opportunity to help our daughter find joy and possibility in the natural world. We’re privileged to have Davis Forest School as a partner and guide on this journey. To see your child embrace the outdoors with an unfettered spirit of discovery and play renews your soul and reminds you just how pure happiness can be.” – Mark