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Artisans Apprenticeship

There was once a Great Forgetting. We need a Great Remembering.

Join our Artisans Guild.
Save the world through storytelling!

Quest for ancient knowledge and seek the mysteries of the wilderness. Follow the tracks of animals and read the secrets of nature. Weave those trails into epics that inspire and teach our village.

Through hands-on skills, train in natural woodcarving, forest craft, and more. Play immersive role-playing games, and learn to craft your own tales. Make new friends and learn with experienced mentors. Develop confidence through outdoor leadership.

The Apprenticeship

The Artisans Apprenticeship goes beyond just a club. It immerses you in the ancient art of tracking and the power of myth. Through dedication your training can grow into a life-long study in a deep set of ancient arts:

Fine Craft Apprentices learn green woodworking skills with basic hand tools. They also forage for edible plants and learn the names of the forest creatures around them. As create functional and beautiful objects, they also learn to craft story and myth.

Tracking Apprentices quest for the secrets of wildlife as they train to become master trackers. These “animal stories” and "forest memories" shape and reshape the art of storytelling at its most primal level.

The Remembering This is the study of story, leadership, and ecology. Apprentices walk the "barefoot way" through all the elements, questing for the wild heart of the village. By long wilderness sits and mental and physical conditioning, they draw from a timeless well of experience. Artisans help the village Remember what it means to be human; living connected to the land and each other.

How it Works

Apprentice Field Days - 9 program meetings: 1 Saturday a month, Fall - Spring. At our monthly meetings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning in nature with our teachers. Check in is at 8:45 AM and check out is at 4:30 PM. See below for scheduled dates.

Community Celebration Day - Saturday June 1.
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.

Optional Community & Family Programs - Dates Vary
Mariners Apprentices and immediate family can join us for fun Community Events and our Skills Nights.

Tuition

Full program tuition is $1,495. Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.  Includes: 9 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and access to our family Skills Night.  

This program comes with...

  • Mentoring and guidance to accomplish the learning levels of an Artisan
  • Nine field Saturdays, plus two family community events
  • Access to our Skills Nights
  • Embroidered Artisans Guild patch
  • Class Schedule

    Class is one weekend a month from September to May. Please check these dates carefully, as we are unable to provide credit for missed days.

    Grade 5-12: Schedule C: Saturday

    • September 22, 2018 Field Day
    • October 13, 2018 Field Day
    • November 3, 2018 Field Day
    • December 1, 2018 Field Day
    • December 8, 2018 Optional Holiday Party
    • February 2, 2019 Field Day
    • March 2, 2019 Field Day
    • March 23, 2019 Field Day
    • April 27, 2019 Field Day
    • May 18, 2019 Field Day
    • June 1, 2019 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

    *Schedules B and A not available for this program. 


Registration Policy Information

Tuition

Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.

Grade 5-12: 2018-19 program tuition is $1,495. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck optional family holiday party, and Mora knife. 

Registration

To secure your space for Fall 2018 we require a non-refundable $75 deposit per child. Tuition is divided into nine equal payments which will be charged on the first of the month from September through May. A 5% discount will be applied for tuition paid in full by August 15, 2018.  

Please note that registrations are for the entirety of the program; however, we do allow for mid-season withdrawals per our cancellation policy (see below). If you are unable to provide your deposit now due to financial hardship, please contact us directly so we may make alternate arrangements. Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need; please see our scholarship page for deadlines and application information.

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Because of our small group sizes, we are greatly impacted by mid-session cancellations and withdrawals. Please carefully look at the calendar dates above and weigh well if this is a commitment that fits with your family's schedule and needs. Nevertheless, we understand that the needs of families may change during the year. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • We request a two-week courtesy notice prior to withdrawals.
  • For all withdrawals from apprenticeship programs, a withdrawal fee equal to one monthly payment will apply.
  • After the withdrawal fee has been subtracted, we will refund any pre-paid tuition prorated for time not attended.
  • We cannot offer credit for program days due to illness, family vacations, etc.