“Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”

Family Programs at CFAIA Locations:

Are you looking for a way to spend some quality time with your family while learning something new? The CFAIA is committed to providing visitors with environmental education and recreational opportunities for children, adults and everyone in between. Programs take place within the CFAIA campgrounds and visitor centers in NC, GA, and IN from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hikes, crafts, wildlife ID, local history and much more are all subjects and programs that our Education Specialists are trained to teach our visitors each summer at these areas:

  • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area
  • Carolina Hemlocks & Black Mountain Campgrounds
  • Morganton Point & Lake Winfield Scott Campgrounds – Georgia  
  • Brasstown Bald Recreation Area & Visitor Center – Georgia
  • Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area & Visitor Center – Georgia

Fees may be associated with these programs (campground registration or day use fees).  Programs within campgrounds may require that you are a registered camper.

The Pisgah Field School can introduce you to the unique natural and cultural wonders of Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway through tours, hikes and nature-based programming and workshops.


Reaching underrepresented populations in WNC, the Pisgah Explorers Club offers a free, hands-on approach to environmental studies and focuses on the ecology of southern Appalachia.  Activities are designed to inspire strategies for protecting our natural world and generate positive attitudes toward the outdoors.  The Pisgah Explorers Club is a subset of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association and The Pisgah Field School.