Register for this Apprenticeship by June 18 and save $100!
Make new friends and share adventures while learning outdoor leadership skills. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Mariners Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:
Fishing & Foraging Learn to fish using different styles and techniques. Forage for other tasty aquatic foods such as crayfish, mussels, and bullfrogs. Learn to identify and safely harvest wild edible plants. Train in outdoor cooking to prepare your Mariners feast!
Boating & Water Safety Get experience paddling and playing on the water. Practice essential water safety and rescue skills. Learn how to purify water in different survival scenarios.
Wayfinding & Navigation Hone skills of navigation to find your way across both water and land. Learn to chart any course in your local backcountry or around the world! Develop core expeditionary skills as a wayfinder.
Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to community, nature, and outdoor lore.
How It Works
Apprentice Training Weekends Typically 1 weekend a month, Fall - Spring
During these monthly trainings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning with expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer different schedule options. See below for a full class schedule.
9 field days Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
See below for a full class schedule.
The Trackers Thing (Þing) Early May
The Þing (Thing), from an ancient word for “assembly,” is the final field weekend of the program. Apprentices come together from across the region for an epic Trackers gathering!
+ Graduation Day May, Single Saturday
Parents, Guardians, and the entire family join Apprentices and Mentors for a community celebration of what we learned in our year.
+ Optional Community Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and their immediate family get free admission to Trackers Campfire, Family Archery Range, and other Community Events.
Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is monthly payments. Your first payment is due August 31.
Grade 2-5 9 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $122 (total $1195)
Sibling Apprenticeship Discount 5% off with sibling registration of any other Apprenticeship. Contact Us
Scholarships & discounts cannot be combined.