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Wilders Apprenticeship
Animals, Farms & Wild Crafts

1 weekend a month school year outdoor program teaching about animals, farms & wild crafts!

Join the Wilders Guild! Get your hands dirty on the farm while caring for plants and animal friends. Create folk art and hands-on crafts. Forage for wild plants and other foods in the forest. Master outdoor cooking over the campfire to create fantastic Wilders feasts.

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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 Wilders Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:

Animals & Farm Craft Help care for animals of the ranch and farm. Dig into gardens, planting food and tending to the earth. Learn essential farm skills to care for the land and homestead.

Wild Foraging & Outdoor Cooking Delve into the incredible world of wild plants. Learn how to identify and safely harvest wild foods. Master outdoor campfire cooking using dutch ovens, local and foraged foods, plus your own creativity.

Wild & Folk Craft Get hands-on experience in crafts like woodworking, basket weaving, and even cheese making. Learn to grow a Wilders Garden, where the garden grows into the forest and the forest grows into the garden.

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 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.

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 $122 (total $1195)

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

Choose your Weekend (Green, Brown) and choose your day. 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 4-5 Sunday Schedule

  • September 18, 2022 Field Day
  • October 9, 2022 Field Day
  • October 30, 2022 Field Day
  • January 8, 2023 Field Day
  • January 29, 2023 Field Day
  • February 19, 2023 Field Day
  • March 12, 2023 Field Day
  • April 16, 2023 Field Day
  • May 7, 2023 Field Day (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)

BROWN Weekend

Grade 2-3 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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