Ashdown Forest School

Ashdown Forest School offers a Nature Preschool program and Summer Camp sessions on nearly 6 acres of field and forest land in Breezy Point, Minnesota. We are dedicated to nature immersion, flow learning, interest-led curriculum, inquiry-based teaching, and authentic play. Among the extensive benefits of outdoor play, our main goal is to guide children towards becoming aware of and empathetic towards all of nature's living beings.

We are a licensed Class C2 Group Family Child Care and we operate our programs in compliance with the State of Minnesota Rules 9502.0315 – 9502.0445.


We will begin accepting applications, scheduling parent and child visits, and enrolling students in May of 2019. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and visit our contact page if you would like to reach out with any questions.

We are taking donations! We strive to use recycled and second-hand materials when possible to lessen our environmental impact. We continuously accept donations of second-hand clothing and outdoor gear, art supplies, books, nature-based learning materials, and monetary donations. Please visit our contact page if you would like to contribute.