Many Trackers workshops fill quickly. Please enroll early. Online registration and payment is available for most classes.
Be certain to read all the information below. Including, "Are we a good fit for you?"
Reserve a place
To register by mail Download and submit registration form with full payment. Call us at 510-575-9444 to reserve your place for mail in registration. We will hold a phone reservation for up to 5 business days.
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Wait for confirmation
All applicants will receive a confirmation email within two weeks of TrackersNW receipt of your completed registration form. If your workshop contains an overnight component a packing list will be sent with confirmation. Important: Please do not consider enrollment in a workshop official until you have received confirmation from TrackersNW. Just in case, check your bulk mail folder, just in case it has been redirected to there. Trackers is not responsible for missed confirmations due to bulk mail issues.
- Local workshop registration is held to a 25% cancellation fee.
- If you cancel 30 days prior to program start, the total fee is refundable (minus 25% cancellation fee)
- If you cancel 14-30 days prior to program start, 50% of the program fee will be refunded.
- Cancellations made less than 14 days from program start date cannot be refunded.
- Registrations and fees are non-transferable
- If you need to change your camps after registering, a $25 fee (for full-week camps) or a $10 fee (for single day camps) will apply. Any changes are subject to availability.
Are we a good fit for you?
We keep it real with kids: We help children to feel like that group of kids wandering country backyards 50 years ago: ecstatic, autonomous, tired, muddy, wet and happy from the woods and wild. We are acutely aware of full and real hazards of the out of doors after years of working in environmental education. We try to move away from the highly structured and limiting tolerances of conventional environmental education while keeping kids truly safe but not encapsulated from, or phobic of nature. We are deep patriots to the value of offering guided yet very free and transparent experiences for kids. We believe it is okay to be thirsty at times, cold at times, and wet at times. It builds empathy and care for the gifts of life. It fosters adventure and sincere accomplishment. We also believe it is critical to feel supported and cared for as they truly explore their passion and responsibility. And through a healthy life immersed in nature, they test the limits and great potential of the often untapped physical and emotional resiliency they possess.
Keeping everyone healthy
TrackersNW reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. We strive to meet the needs of all participants, building a healthy working, learning and creative environment for all involved, both staff and client. Very rarely, and almost never, this requires the dismissal of a youth or adult participant. If this occurs prior to the program we evaluate the circumstance. There will be no refunds if dismissal occurs during the program. We take the responsibility for the health of every team member seriously and set our standards high, addressing challanges as it affects the emotional and physical well being of the group and program team, other paying clients continuing to derive value from the program and the emotional well being of our staff. Grounds for evaluation and possibly dissmissal includes but is not limited to: dangerous activities, emotional distress beyond the scope of our instructors, racist, sexist and otherwise bigoted behavior, accusatory and aggressive unsolicited advise, expectations that participants or staff conform to another person's aggressively specific moral values and overwhelming, unspoken or indirect verbal, written or physically aggressive behavior. This is at the discretion of the instructor staff. We definitely appreciate well thought out and well versed feedback, both positive and negative, about how we can better meet each others needs in a functional way. We do not support censorship by any means.
Program benchmarks are set as goals only. These are subject to change based on our team collaboration with participants, including youth. They are also subject to change for other circumstantial issues, including but not limited to weather, cancellation of contractors and other options arise that instructors believe are more thematically appropriate.