Outdoor Adventure Apprenticeship
Hike, Paddle, Climb

1 weekend a month school year outdoor program teaching wilderness survival, boating & climbing skills!

Join Trackers for epic outdoor adventure! Explore local nature areas as we climb, paddle, and hike. Apprentices learn the fundamentals and hone their skills of land navigation, rock climbing, and paddling on the water.

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Register for this Apprenticeship by June 18 and save $100!

Apprenticeship

Make new friends and share adventures while learning outdoor leadership skills. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Outdoor Adventure Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:

Boating & Water Safety Navigate local rivers and lakes traveling by canoe or kayak. Learn to read the currents and get experience paddling and playing on the water. Practice essential water safety and rescue skills.

Climbing & Rescue Skills Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing technique and safety. Train in ropework and traversing over steep terrain. Practice Search and Rescue techniques for different conditions and scenarios.

Expeditionary & Backcountry Skills Journey to epic outdoor locations, exploring our local greenspaces. Learn the fundamentals of outdoor safety, awareness, and first aid. Pack and care for essential gear and supplies for your backcountry travels.

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.

Grades 2-5

9 field days Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
See below for a full class schedule.

Grades 6-12

5 weekend overnights Friday (5:30 PM) to Sunday (3:30 PM). Two in fall, three in spring.
+ 4 field days Typically 1 Saturday a month (late fall to early spring), 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!

Family Opportunity

+ 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.


Tuition

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 $95 (total $950)

Grades 6-12 5 overnights + 4 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $160 (total $1,535). Tuition includes all overnights.

Sibling Apprenticeship Discount 5% off with sibling registration of any other Apprenticeship. Contact Us
Scholarships & discounts cannot be combined.

Choose Your Schedule

Grades 2-3 9 field days + graduation day
Grades 4-5 9 field days + graduation day
Grades 6-12 5 overnights + 4 field days

Choose your Weekend (Green, Brown, Blue) and choose your day (Sunday or Saturday). Grade 6-12 overnights span Friday to Sunday with their single field days always on Saturday. When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

GREEN Weekend

Grade 6-12 Friday to Sunday (Overnights) & Saturday (Field Days)

  • September 16-18, 2022 Weekend Overnight
  • October 7-9, 2022 Weekend Overnight
  • October 29, 2022 Field Day
  • January 7, 2023 Field Day
  • January 28, 2023 Field Day
  • February 18, 2023 Field Day
  • March 10-12, 2023 Weekend Overnight
  • April 14-16, 2023 Weekend Overnight
  • May 5-7, 2023 Weekend Overnight (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
  • Grade 2-3 Sunday Schedule

BROWN Weekend

Grade 2-5 Sunday Schedule

  • September 25, 2022 Field Day
  • October 16, 2022 Field Day
  • November 6, 2022 Field Day
  • January 15, 2023 Field Day
  • February 5, 2023 Field Day
  • February 26, 2023 Field Day
  • March 19, 2023 Field Day
  • April 23, 2023 Field Day
  • May 7, 2023 Field Day (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
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