Where do you meet? Our program operates out of Elysian Park during the Fall and Winter, and Griffith Park during the spring and summer.

What do you do when it rains? What about when it’s really hot? We believe that there is no “bad weather” - only bad clothes!

When it rains we set up a tent for children’s backpacks, our teaching supplies, and extra clothing. We put up a large tarp to shelter our library and a small one to shelter our camping toilet. Children come outfitted in warm clothing and rain gear. And then… we play in the rain!

In the summer heat, we get wet in the Mud Kitchen, we play with icy water and spray bottles, engage in water games, and rest in the shade.

We cancel school only for lightning or for an AQI warning. When there is advance notice of an AQI warning, we move school to our indoor back up location in Glendale.

What are the ages of the children who attend NELA Forest School?