Tony and Molly Deis founded Trackers Earth in 2004. Tony based Trackers on his personal work in outdoor education since 1992. Since then, both parent and student referral has grown Trackers into a national leader for outdoor camps and programs.
Tony often says that Trackers has more in common with his big Italian family than conventional outdoor education. We are made up of compassionate individuals who focus on caring for their family and yours, competence and eloquence in all that they do and of course, gathering together for great food.
What is Trackers Earth?
Trackers Earth exists to re-create a village of people connected through family and the land. We lead the way in education and collaborative organization. Our method is to revive outdoor lore and traditional skills, working to restore the common sense that is no longer common. Our vision is to help foster a deep appreciation for the natural world and community.
A Family Organization
Trackers is a family organization. We are not simply limited to one family. Like a true village, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, aunties and uncles, grandmas and grandpas from many different kinds of families work side-by-side for the greater good. We value instilling care and respect for the natural world and the community we serve. With Trackers you often get the feeling of "old friends that just met".
Trackers leads the way in standards of safety for outdoor camps and programs. We cultivate experienced and mature staff that allow us to teach real skills. We seek to bring environmental education back to true adventure in the out of doors. Trackers is at the forefront of blending "old school" outdoor education with new and leading standards of safety, responsibility and personalized learning. Learn more about our safety policies, programs and philosophies from our blog.
The Way of the Guilds
Story is at the heart of all great education and adventure. We believe our lives on this Earth can be epic. All of Trackers camps, classes and productions can also be seen as great theater. Joining Trackers for a day, a week or longer can feel like joining the circus or taking parting in a forgotten yet familiar myth.
We offer prestidigitation, epic quests, ancients arts and remarkable fellowship. Throughout all these adventures you get to take part in one or more of our guilds: the Rangers, the Wilders, the Mariners and the Artisans. Learn more about the Guilds
Remembering Who We Are
It seems that today people have forgotten what it means to be connected to land and community. Trackers exists to help you remember your story. To remind all of us of our connections to land, family and village. If you are ready, if both old and new ways call to you, than join our village and help us remember the Wild.