Trackers Apprenticeship
Rangers, Wilders, Mariners & Artisans

1 weekend a month school year outdoor program teaching wilderness survival, farm craft, fishing & tracking!

Become a Tracker! Learn and practice skills from each of our four Trackers Guilds: Rangers, Wilders, Mariners and Artisans. Every day is a new adventure! With Rangers, train in stealth, archery, and wilderness survival. With Wilders, connect with animals, farm crafts, and wild plants. With Mariners, go fishing, boating, and wayfinding. With Artisans, embark on an epic stealth quest and make artisans crafts. Finally, delve into the Core Elements of Tracking, honing your awareness skills so you can track anything through the forest and wilderness.

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 Trackers Skills Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:

Rangers Learn outdoor skills of stealth, archery, and wilderness survival. Learn to build shelters, light fire with no matches, and forage for wild plants, all while immersed in the arts of wilderness survival.

Wilders Head to the farm to care for our animal friends. Learn essential farm skills while tending to the land and homestead. Dig in the garden, forage for wild plants, and cook fantastic meals and feasts over an outdoor campfire.

Mariners Explore the rivers, lakes, and streams of our local waterways. Go fishing, catch frogs and crawdads, and then cook up a Mariners feast. Get experience in boating, essential water safety, and rescue skills.

Artisans Craft from clay, leather, wood and more. Embark on epic stealth adventures, acting out immersive tales that teach about the natural world. Play the Game of Tracking by honing your awareness, mindfulness, and connection to the natural world.

Tracking Journey into the amazing world of wildlife while training to become a master tracker. Hone your wayfinding skills, as you follow the trails of deer, elk, fox, and more. Decode bird language, using their calls to help you spot other wildlife and humans.

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

Late Enrollments You can still sign up after this program begins with a prorated payment plan. Pay the deposit for your preferred schedule and Family Success will set up your payment plan!

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)

Grades 6-12 5 overnights + 4 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $222 (total $1,995). 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.

BROWN Weekend

Grade 2-5 Saturday Schedule

  • September 24, 2022 Field Day
  • October 15, 2022 Field Day
  • November 5, 2022 Field Day
  • January 14, 2023 Field Day
  • February 4, 2023 Field Day
  • February 25, 2023 Field Day
  • March 18, 2023 Field Day
  • April 22, 2023 Field Day
  • May 6, 2023 Field Day (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)

BLUE Weekend

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

  • October 1, 2022 Field Day
  • October 21-23, 2022 Weekend Overnight
  • November 11-13, 2022 Weekend Overnight
  • January 21, 2023 Field Day
  • February 11, 2023 Field Day
  • March 4, 2023 Field Day
  • April 7-9, 2023 Weekend Overnight
  • April 28-30, 2023 Weekend Overnight
  • May 5-7, 2023 Weekend Overnight (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
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