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Rangers Apprenticeship

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Join our Rangers Guild! Train in the arts of stealth, archery, and wilderness survival.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend a month.

Rangers Apprenticeship

Make new friends while learning skills of outdoor leadership. Share in adventures with a team of like-minded peers. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship can grow into a lifelong study of ancient skills:

Wilderness Survival Learn skills of shelter, fire with no matches, and wild plants while immersed in the arts of wilderness survival. Train archery and woodworking for forest craft.

Tracking & Navigation Delve into the amazing world of wildlife by practicing to become a master tracker. Hone the craft of outdoor navigation. Follow the trails of deer, elk, fox, and more.

Stealth & Invisibility Study our special Rangers stealth practice, the Curriculum of Shadows. Follow an ancient path that teaches lessons of awareness and resiliency through ecology, empathy, and leadership.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They are facilitators of growth through the power of nature and community.


How it Works

One weekend a month, apprentices train in the field at our epic outdoor locations.

OPTION 1 Single Days - Training Weekends Available for Grades 1-12. 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. Check in is at 4:30 PM on Friday and check out is at 3:30 PM on Sundays.

Tuition

Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full on request.  

Grade 1 - 12 (Single Day Option): Full program tuition is $1,495. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays OR Sundays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and access to our weekly family Skills Night, and Mora knife. 

Grade 6 - 12 (Includes 1 Saturday and 8 Weekend Overnight Trips): Full program tuition is $2,375. Includes: 1 single Saturday, followed by 8 Friday - Sunday monthly overnight weekends, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and access to our weekly family Skills Night, and Mora knife. 

This program comes with...

  • Mentoring and guidance to accomplish the learning levels of a Ranger
  • Access to our free weekly family Skills Night gathering
  • Working with our top Trackers Instructors as mentors
  • Nine skills weekends and two community gatherings
  • A frost Mora wood carving knife

2018-19 Class Schedule

Class happens on one weekend a month, beginning in September and running through June. After you submit your deposit you will choose your schedule from the below options. Please check your availability on these dates carefully, as we are unable to switch days between schedules or provide credit for missed program days after enrollment.  Please let us know your preference as soon as possible so you can get your first choice schedule.

Grade 1-12 Options (Single Days Only)

Grade 1-12: Schedule A: Saturdays

  • September 8, 2018 Field Day
  • September 29, 2018 Field Day
  • October 20, 2018 Field Day
  • November 10, 2018 Field Day
  • December 8, 2018 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 19, 2019 Field Day
  • February 9, 2019 Field Day
  • March 9, 2019 Field Day
  • April 13, 2019 Field Day
  • May 4, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Grade 1-12: Schedule B: Saturdays

  • September 15, 2018 Field Day
  • October 6, 2018 Field Day
  • October 27, 2018 Field Day
  • November 17, 2018 Field Day
  • December 8, 2018 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 26, 2019 Field Day
  • February 16, 2019 Field Day
  • March 16, 2019 Field Day
  • April 20, 2019 Field Day
  • May 11, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Grade 1-12: Schedule C: Saturdays                           

  • 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

Grade 1-12: Schedule D: Sundays              

  • September 23, 2018 Field Day
  • October 14, 2018 Field Day
  • November 4, 2018 Field Day
  • December 2, 2018 Field Day
  • December 8, 2018 Optional Holiday Party
  • February 2, 2019 Field Day
  • March 3, 2019 Field Day
  • March 24, 2019 Field Day
  • April 28, 2019 Field Day
  • May 19, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Grade 6-12 Options (Overnights)

Grade 6-12: Schedule A

  • September 9, 2018 Field Day
  • September 28-30, 2018 Overnight 
  • October 19-21, 2018 Overnight
  • November 9-11, 2018 Overnight
  • December 8, 2018 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 18-20, 2019 Overnight
  • February 8-10, 2019 Overnight
  • March 8-10, 2019 Overnight
  • April 12-14, 2019 Overnight
  • May 3-5, 2019 Overnight
  • June 1, 2019 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

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 1 - 12 (Single Days Only): 2018-19 program tuition is $1,495. Includes: 9 field day Saturdays OR Sundays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and Mora knife. 

Grade 6 - 12 (Includes Weekend Overnight Trips): 2018-19 program tuition is $2,375. Includes: 1 field day Saturday, 8 Friday - Sunday overnight weekends, 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.