the healing forest institute, inc

           "turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones...
                                         learning along the way!"

The Healing Forest Institute, Inc

The Healing Forest Institute, Inc (The Institute) was founded in 1998, and incorporated in 2014 by its Founder and President, Dr. G. Hope Asterilla, a native Washingtonian, college professor, and former high school teacher and administrator, with over 20 years of management experience with local, regional, and national non-profit organizations.  As the consulting director of a year round residential camp for children, and holding various leadership roles. locally and nationally, in the American Camp Association, she understands the business of camping, and the principles of planning for youth development programs.


The Institute‚Äôs Board of Directors is composed of professionals representing various industries--social services, communications, technology, education, recreation, and business. Each board member has experience with an aspect of youth development and work together to develop quality programming that will encourage children in their efforts to reach their dreams.


The Institute is focused on providing quality services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction in our program, and partners with local and national youth serving organizations and schools in support of children.  The organization is a member of the American Camp Association, and is a fully accredited ACA camp.