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Artisans Apprenticeship

There was once a Great Forgetting. We need a Great Remembering. Join our Artisans Guild to save the world through story!

Save the world through story! Quest for ancient knowledge and seek the mysteries of the wilderness. Follow the tracks of animals and read the secrets of nature. Weave those trails into epics that inspire and teach our village.

Through hands-on skills, train in natural woodworking, leather craft, fiber arts and blacksmithing. Make new friends and learn with experienced mentors. Develop confidence through outdoor leadership.

The Apprenticeship

The Artisans Apprenticeship goes beyond just a club. It immerses you in the ancient art of tracking and the power of myth. Through dedication your training can grow into a life-long study in a deep set of ancient arts:

Fine Craft Apprentices learn green woodworking skills with basic hand tools. They also craft by the forge, weave baskets and work leather to create functional craft and art for the village.

Tracking Apprentices quest for the secrets of wildlife as they train to become master trackers. These “animal stories” and "forest memories" shape and reshape the art of storytelling at its most primal level.

The Remembering This is the study of leadership and ecology. Apprentices walk the "barefoot way" through all the elements, questing for the wild heart of the village. They journey through epic rites of passage. By long wilderness sits and mental and physical conditioning, they draw from an timeless well of experience. Artisans help the village Remember what it means to be human; living connected to the land and each other.

How it Works

One weekend a month, apprentices train in the field at our epic outdoor locations. Four of those weekends are Friday - Sunday overnight expeditions.

Overnight Weekends:
Check-in between 4:30 and 5 PM on Friday and check-out at 3:00 PM on Sunday.
Single Field Days:
Check-in between 8:45 and 9 AM on Saturday, and check-out at 4:30 PM that same day.

Tuition

Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.  

Grade 5 - 8 (Includes 4 Weekend Overnight Trips): Full program tuition is $1,950. Includes: 4 Friday - Sunday overnight weekends, 4 field day Saturdays, Graduation family field day, optional family holiday party, Trackers hoodie, access to our weekly family Skills Night, and Mora knife. 

This program comes with...

  • Mentoring and guidance to accomplish the learning levels of an Artisan
  • Skill building weekends once a month - monthly weekend overnights or single training days
  • Embroidered Artisans Guild patch
  • Class Schedule

    Class is one weekend a month from September to May. Please check these dates carefully, as we are unable to provide credit for missed days.

    Grade 5-8: Schedule A

    • September 15-17, 2017 Weekend Overnight
    • October 6-8, 2017 Weekend Overnight
    • November 4, 2017 Field Day
    • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
    • January 13, 2018 Field Day
    • February 3, 2018 Field Day
    • March 3, 2018 Field Day
    • March 23-25, 2018 Weekend Overnight
    • May 4-6, 2018 Weekend Overnight
    • June 2, 2018 Graduation

    *Schedules B and C not available for this program.  For more details, see our Info Packet.

Registration Policy Information

Download our 2017-2018 Information and Pricing Sheet


Tuition

Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.

Grade 5 - 8 (Includes 4 Weekend Overnight Trips): 2017-18 program tuition is $1,950. Includes: 4 Friday - Sunday overnight weekends, 4 field day Saturdays, Graduation family field day, optional family holiday party, Trackers hoodie, and Mora knife. 

Registration

To secure your space for Fall 2017 we require a non-refundable $75 deposit per child. Tuition is divided into nine equal payments which will be charged on the first of the month from September through May. A 5% discount will be applied for tuition paid in full by August 15, 2017.  

Please note that registrations are for the entirety of the program; however, we do allow for mid-season withdrawals per our cancellation policy (see below). If you are unable to provide your deposit now due to financial hardship, please contact us directly so we may make alternate arrangements. Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need; please see our scholarship page for deadlines and application information.

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Because of our small group sizes, we are greatly impacted by mid-session cancellations and withdrawals. Please carefully look at the calendar dates above and weigh well if this is a commitment that fits with your family's schedule and needs. Nevertheless, we understand that the needs of families may change during the year. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • We request a two-week courtesy notice prior to withdrawals.
  • For all withdrawals from apprenticeship programs, a withdrawal fee equal to one monthly payment will apply.
  • After the withdrawal fee has been subtracted, we will refund any pre-paid tuition prorated for time not attended.
  • We cannot offer credit for program days due to illness, family vacations, etc.