Our Forest School
We recognize that the youngest members of our community crave the adventures and challenges only Trackers can offer. The Rovers of Trackers are known in legend to be 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. We carefully balance open-ended nature exploration with developmentally appropriate skills that guide young children into competent, comfortable outdoor adventurers.
The Four Guilds
In our Rovers Forest School for 4 and 5 year old children, we combine all of the Trackers Four Guilds into our weekly adventures.
- Rangers Guild
- Wilderness survival skills and tracking
- Wilders Guild
- Homesteading and plants
- Mariners Guild
- Water wisdom and ecology
- Artisans Guild
- Storytelling and craft
Woven through traditional kindergarten and preschool skills, our Rovers Forest School also includes age appropriate introductions to archery, tracking, wool craft, plant identification, exploring the waterways of the Bay, critter catching, and developing storylines and characters.
Please note that to provide the most developmentally appropriate atmosphere, this program requires students to be 4 or 5 years old on September 1, 2019. Students who turn 6 during the school year may also participate. Please note that this age cut-off will apply for the entirety of the 2019-2020 school year.
Locations and Times for 2019-2020 School Year
Berkeley Forest Kindergarten & Preschool Tuesdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Ages 4-5
Fall Registration Open Soon! Want to try a trial day in Spring 2019 before registering for Fall? Please contact us at 510-575-9444.