Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Program (HOAP) Bay Area, CA
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The Trackers Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Program (HOAP) program is 1-2 days a week of unforgettable outdoor skills and artisan crafts. You drop-off your child at our convenient Oakland location and we take them into a fantastic world of adventure and ancient skills.
An Home School Outdoors Program
The day begins as the Trackers Bus transports your child to local parks and greenspaces. Activities include...
Rangers Guild Outdoor Survival, Animal Tracking and The Curriculum of Shadows
Wilders Guild Wild Plants, Homesteading and The Way of the Wilder: Regenerative Ecological Relationships
Mariners Guild Fishing and Water Ecology
Artisans Guild Theater & Storytelling, Fine Craft Work and Leadership
Whether they are a Ranger, Wilder, Artisan or Mariner, our curriculum of outdoor and traditional skills provide the most well rounded experience of any home school program. See below for examples of Guild Activities
Ages 6-18 We offer day sessions that go from 9am-3:30 PM
Day camp groups...
Ages 6 Mobile activities that teach the beginnings of new and fun skills
Ages 7-8 Mobile activities that truly immerse campers into the story of the camp
Ages 9-10 Mobile activities that develop team skills and rich learning environments
Ages 11-13 Mobile activities that teach complex craft work and outdoor skills
Ages 14-18 Intensive learning and training in outdoor lore and skills
Trackers wants your child to experience our program so your family can decide if it is the best fit for them. Begin with a 1-day trial for only $55.
Discounts & Mid-Session Enrollment
We offer Early Bird Discounts for Homeschool.
10% discount for registering for Fall Session by August 20, 2012
15% discount for registering for our full year program by September 1, 2012
Charter school member? Trackers is a registered vendor with Hickman and FAME Charter schools. We are also registered with Connecting Waters Charter SChool with limitations set on program types students can attend. Please Contact Us with more information.
We offer rolling mid-session enrollment. Contact Us for more information.
We currently offer drop-off at the Berkeley Aquatic Park.
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We have scholarship awards available of up to 10%-25% of tuition for families in need. Submit a scholarship application
Rangers Guild The Rangers Guild are scouts of the forest. Campers train stealth, tracking and wilderness survival skills. If you ever loved the books My Side of the Mountain or Lord of the Rings the Rangers Guild is where you want to be.
Rangers may build a shelter, learn to carve wood, safely make fire with no matches, craft simple bows or train outdoor fitness arts through fun stealth games. Rangers are also master naturalists, they know the language and sign of all birds, beasts and plants that live in wild.
Wilders Guild Named in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Wilders Guild offers homesteading activities. Campers could make cheese from farm fresh goats milk to bring home or press apples in the cider press while dancing to fine fiddle music.
You may find a Wilder starting seedlings for planting in family gardens or even working on fiber arts projects. They make pickles and preserves, help cook nourishing meals, weave baskets, spin, knit, use plant dyes and other natural materials for coloring fabric and sew their own clothing.
Mariners Guild The Mariners Guild trains the skills of the water and sea. Mariners may research ocean life and create aquariums and terrariums to learn about aquatic creatures. They could tie knots and even partake in artistic knot work.
Kids may even get an opportunity to help out building a canoe or other traditional skin on frame boat in the wood shop. Most importantly, the Mariners Guild goes fishing and kayaking! While they may not guarantee a catch, campers always have a good time sitting by the shore and casting. With the Mariners Guild you can always count on them to come home with a safe adventure on the water and a tall tale about the "big one that got away."
Artisans Guild The Artisans Guild encompasses a diverse range of craft and skills. They are storytellers and crafts people. Instructors trained in the dramatic arts teach theater improv games that build confidence, creativity and teamwork.
Artisans also offer incredible craft activities: from safe and successful metal working projects for younger kids to more challenging blacksmithing techniques for older students. Every week we offer free choice woodworking projects, plus campers have the opportunity to express their own story through painting and other art media.