Woodsong Forest School nurtures the growth of the whole child through play-based learning in the natural world.


Located at Johnston Woods, a licensed and insured day camp and retreat center on 385 acres of beautiful, wooded property, Woodsong is a nature based school for children ages 3-12.



What if learning and play aren’t two separate things?

“Play is an active form of learning that unites the mind, body, and spirit.”
–National Association for the Education of Young Children

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When children are immersed in the natural world, curiosity and compassion grow within them...

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Meet The Team

Woodsong has a deep appreciation for all living things, and also holds an equal passion for education…

Enjoy our Store

Woodsong is proud to partner with Brooks Screen Printing to create custom apparel for our students and their families.


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, located at Johnston Woods in Cleveland, Tennessee