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Apprenticeship: Outdoor Leadership Skills

Long-term Programs

Trackers Earth's long-term mentoring programs develop skills of outdoor leadership. Youth and teens discover their own connection to friends, nature, and community. Through year-long mentoring programs, they find...

Friends & Social Connection Guided by Trackers Educators, kids and teens discover lasting friendships and share outdoor adventures. Apprentices return year after year to study with friends and mentors.

Skills & Nature Connection Students explore the outdoors and traditional crafts. Through hands-on discovery, they learn life lessons of resilience, thoughtfulness, and meaningful connections to the natural world.

Mentoring & Leadership Apprenticeships cultivate leadership skills rooted in community and stewardship. Our Mentors are experienced educators, guiding students to take ownership of their own learning.

Monthly Weekend Programs

Apprenticeships usually occur one weekend a month from Fall to Spring. Programs can include overnight camp outs or field days for skill building and team development. For more information contact us.

Choose your APPRENTICESHIP 

Rovers Apprenticeship

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month

Ages 4-Grade K A nature immersion program with real outdoor skills & connection for our youngest students.

Rangers Apprenticeship

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month or one weekend overnight a month

Grade 1-12 Train with expert mentors in Forest Craft: stealth, archery, wilderness survival & tracking

Mariners Apprenticeship

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month or one weekend overnight a month

Grade 1-12 Chart a course with our Mariners: Fish, forage, kayak, practice shore survival & cook outside.

Realms Apprenticeship

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month

Grade 3-8 Quest with the power of story and myth. Learn animal tracking, natural woodworking and folk craft.

Archery Apprenticeship

Sept. - May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 2-8 Train at local ranges with expert mentors in archery. Or, build your own bows & your own arrows!

Outdoor Leadership

Sept. - May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 8-12 Learn key outdoor leadership skills. Risk management, navigation, trip planning, and more.

Blacksmiths Apprentice

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month

Grade 5-10 Apprentice with our expert blacksmith. By the fire of the Trackers forge make tools, blades & other crafts.

Bladesmiths Apprentice

Sept. - May, 1 weekend day a month

Grade 7-10 Learn the craft of bladesmithing and craft your own edged tools.


School Day Courses

Our school day courses offer after school, preschool age, and homeschool program options. For more information contact us.

Preschool Age

September - May, Tuesdays

Programs for our youngest campers learning independence and skills in nature.

Micro School

September - May, 3 days a week

Grade K - 8 Take academics into nature to learn outside in our part-time, outdoor school.

Homeschool Outdoors

September - May, 1-3 days a week

Age 6 - 16 Outdoor adventure with in-depth mentoring for an open structure of student-directed learning.