Join our Leader in Training (LIT) program! Apprentice in outdoor leadership skills with Trackers Earth. Begin with a week or more of leadership experience at our overnight camp. Work with expert outdoor educators to develop your own connection to nature and community through wilderness skills.
Your registration fee is all-inclusive, covering both the Training Week and Field Weeks.
Incredible SkillsYour training immerses you in the outdoor and leadership skills of Trackers Earth. The Leader in Training program gives you opportunity to explore one or more of our Four Guilds:
Wilders Guild Wild plants, farm craft and restoration gardening
Mariners Guild Fishing, water and mariners skills
Artisans Guild Storytelling and leadership
Personal & Professional Development
We explore how a focus on a sustainable and healthy livelihood benefits from a connection to nature. At the end of the week, your instructor provides you with a written evaluation of your time, honoring your experience and helping you find places to grow.
Our Leader in Training program mentors students through personal and professional development. This practical aspect of the program addresses what potential schools and employers seek out while cultivating communication and interview skills for LITs.
Summer Camps 2017 Bay Area
Grade 9-12 Leaders in Training (LIT) You begin with one week of overnight leadership training. During this week you meet new friends, learn outdoor skills and explore a leadership role within Trackers Earth and your community. You finish the program with two Field Weeks guiding younger campers in our day camp programs. These day camp field weeks may be completed in our Berkeley or Walnut Creek camps.
Optional Field Training
After the Leader in Training program of your choice, you can join us for optional weeks of Field Training in our day camps. During this time you put your leadership skills into practice. Top educators mentor you in guiding younger campers in the outdoors. Important points:
- Multiple Weeks You can spread the optional Field Training throughout the summer. We recommend 1 - 3 weeks, though more is possible after a conversation with us.
- Schedule Soon Field training is on a first come, first serve basis. We schedule your potential weeks after you register depending on room and availability.
- Field Evaluations Like the Leader in Training camp, every week of field training includes an evaluation written and delivered by the Lead Educator mentoring you.
- Please Note Field Training commitments are optional and not required, nor essential, to join a Leader in Training overnight week.
Training Weeks: We leave on our Trackers buses at 7:30 AM from our Berkeley location on Monday morning and return the following Friday by 3 PM.
Orientation Week Locations Our LIT training week locations are TBD, location coming soon.
Day Camp Field Week Locations
Berkeley 3049 Adeline St. The Guild Hall is conveniently located across the street from the Ashby BART station.
Walnut Creek Location TBD for 2017, coming soon.