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Rovers Forest Apprenticeship (Ages 4-Grade K)

Outdoor Skills, Folk Craft & Nature Immersion

More Youth Apprenticeships

Trackers Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for youth to work with highly experienced mentors throughout the year to develop self-reliance, confidence, and character. In this program students study incredible outdoor skills including wilderness survival, animal tracking, intensive awareness, wild plants, and archery. In our apprenticeship program, every family member benefits from a rich village of learning.

We believe children are far more capable than our modern world allows them to be. Our nature immersion program for Ages 4 - Grade K offers real outdoor skills, accomplishments & connection.

The Rovers of Trackers are the most wise in the ways of the forest. They know the signs of the animals, voices of the birds, tales of the trees, and stories of the stars.

Outdoor Skills & Nature Immersion

The Rovers Forest Apprenticeship goes beyond just a program: It immerses youth in the skills of Trackers Craft and starts them on a path of lifelong learning. Our instructors are experts in nature education and in teaching young children. We are ready and inspired to help our youngest students develop confidence in the outdoors. We call them Rovers because they engage with skills from all of our Four Guilds:

Rangers Guild
Stealth, archery, and wilderness survival.
Wilders Guild
Wild plants, folk craft, and restoration gardening.
Mariners Guild
Fishing, foraging, and water ecology.
Artisans Guild
Fine crafts, storytelling, and leadership.

How it works

Mentoring Weekends One weekend a month, apprentices train in the field at our epic outdoor locations with expert mentors.

8 Field Days + Community Events One Saturday a month. See below for class schedule.

Tuition

Tuition is divided into nine monthly payments after a $75 deposit.

September Start: $75 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $153 (total $1,377, your deposit is subtracted from your first payment)

This program comes with...

  • Mentoring and guidance to accomplish the learning levels of a Rover
  • Working with our top Trackers Instructors as mentors
  • Trackers Guild hoodie

2017-18 Class Schedule

Class is one weekend a month from September to May. When signing up for Apprenticeships, be sure to check these dates carefully and be sure your child can make most of the weekends. We are unable to provide credit for missed days or switch between schedules after program start. 

Choose the weekends (A, B, or C) that best fits your schedule*:

*Do to group size limits we do not allow switching between schedules.

Schedule A: Saturdays

  • September 16, 2017 Field Day
  • October 7, 2017 Field Day
  • 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 24, 2018 Field Day
  • May 5, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation

Schedule A: Sundays

  • September 17, 2017 Field Day
  • October 8, 2017 Field Day
  • November 5, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 14, 2018 Field Day
  • February 4, 2018 Field Day
  • March 4, 2018 Field Day
  • March 25, 2018 Field Day
  • May 5, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation

Schedule B: Saturdays

  • September 23, 2017 Field Day
  • October 14, 2017 Field Day
  • November 11, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 20, 2018 Field Day
  • February 10, 2018 Field Day
  • March 10, 2018 Field Day
  • April 14, 2018 Field Day
  • May 19, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation

Schedule B: Sundays

  • September 24, 2017 Field Day
  • October 15, 2017 Field Day
  • November 12, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 21, 2018 Field Day
  • February 11, 2018 Field Day
  • March 11, 2018 Field Day
  • April 15, 2018 Field Day
  • May 20, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation

Schedule C: Saturdays

  • September 30, 2017 Field Day
  • October 21, 2017 Field Day
  • November 18, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 27, 2018 Field Day
  • February 24, 2018 Field Day
  • March 17, 2018 Field Day
  • April 21, 2018 Field Day
  • May 12, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Graduation