The Mariners Guild is a community of anglers, kayakers, foragers, and survival experts. They are wise in the ways of the water, studying the fish, plants, and currents. Join them and begin your study of the ways of the Mariner.
A Mariners Apprenticeship
Through a combination of fishing our local waters, learning about the tides and weather patterns, and kayaking, apprentices will become one with the water. The values and respect for our oceans and rivers that apprentices learn will stay with them for their entire lives.
Activities may include but are not limited to:
- Students learn how to fish using several different styles and techniques including fly fishing and conventional rod-and-reel.
- Finding our own foods and vegetables to eat is very rewarding! We will teach sustainable harvesting techniques. The freshest mussels, clams, limpets, crabs, kelp and several varieties of wild greens and berries make for memorable feasts.
- Learn basic techniques for launching, maneuvering and landing your craft. Advanced kayakers will also be able to fish and crab from their kayaks.
- Shoreside Survival
- Learn the basics of shelter, fire and water. Fire making will be a staple skill taught and practiced every weekend as we will need fire to cook, purify water, and stay warm. Potable water will always be available, however; we teach several methods to collect, filter, and purify water for drinking.
How it Works
OPTION 1 Single Days - Training Weekends Available for Grades 1-6. Choose Single Day weekends, either on a Saturday or Sunday schedule. This option offers the most flexibility for families. Check in is at 8:45 AM and check out is at 4:30 PM.
OPTION 2 Overnights - Training Weekends Available for Grades 6-8 and 9-12. Choose all Overnight weekends: Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (Please note the first meeting is a single day Saturday program for orientation). Our most immersive experience. For overnight weekends, check in is at 4:30 PM on Friday and check out is at 3:30 PM on Sunday.
TuitionTuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.
Grade 1 - 12 (Single Day Option): Full program tuition is $1,495. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, access to our weekly family Skills Night, and Mora knife.