About Freeland Nature Camps

Surviving Together – Freeland’s Wildlife Protection and Community Development Program


Freeland Nature Camps provide real life learning experiences that explore how man can live in harmony with nature. Participants learn hands-on field ecology, large mammal protection, forest preservation, outdoor adventure, and living interactions with local cultures.  With current camp programs in Zhonglu, China and Khao Yai National Park in Thailand, and camps in development at Ranthambhore and Corbett National Parks in India, at Masai Mara National Park in Kenya; Kruger National Park in South Africa, and the Pantanal in Brazil, the Freeland Nature Camp program provides a global platform for youth conservation education.

The Zhonglu Forest School is a laboratory for exploring sustainable living in the Tibetan conservation area of Zhonglu, China.  Founded in 2015, The youth Forest School is a multi-purpose platform for rural revitalization.  Based upon four community pillars: Local Wisdom – farming and architecture; Local Art – crafts, painting and play; Outdoor Education – environmental education, survival learning and nature appreciation; and Community Construction – village infrastructure; along with training programs presented for sustainable community development.  To date groups from 20 countries have participated in the Zhonglu Forest School programs.