At the Forest School, we are an intergenerational community of all ages, where we found all we do on hospitality, on the principle that all life is one, on the belief that we all come from, depend upon, and belong on the Earth. This is our home. Here, we are a community of families working in concert to live in peace upon this Earth, enjoy its resources, and replenish its health. At the Forest School, this question of healthy living is primary, and, in consequence, we are guided by an ethic of stewardship and conservation of the land that we seek to leave better than we found it.
The Forest School of Lawrence is a diverse and inclusive community that accepts and affirms people from all genders, races, creeds, religions, and sexualities. We believe that we grow and flourish by being welcomed and affirmed, not only for the different groups we come from, but also for how we are unique, irreducible to census categories, and worth fostering and knowing for our rich stories that make up our human community. Our affirmation and support of one another, from young to old, grounds itself in an openness to a world so diverse – from bacteria to blue whales – where the variations among us humans shine as gifts growing amidst Nature’s larger bounty. For this reason, we deliberately build a loving community and a curriculum of open, accepting affirmation of one another and our differences as gifts that bring joy and a greater abundance of life in their sharing.
Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center 12778 189th Street Linwood, Kansas 66052
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The Forest School of Lawrence admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.