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Rovers Forest Apprenticeship (Ages 4-Grade K)

Outdoor Skills, Folk Craft & Nature Immersion

More Youth Apprenticeships

Trackers Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for youth to work with highly experienced mentors throughout the year to develop self-reliance, confidence, and character. In this program students study incredible outdoor skills including wilderness survival, animal tracking, intensive awareness, wild plants, and archery. In our apprenticeship program, every family member benefits from a rich village of learning.

We believe children are far more capable than our modern world allows them to be. Our nature immersion program for Ages 4 - Grade K offers real outdoor skills, accomplishments & connection.

The Rovers of Trackers are the most wise in the ways of the forest. They know the signs of the animals, voices of the birds, tales of the trees, and stories of the stars.

Outdoor Skills & Nature Immersion

The Rovers Forest Apprenticeship goes beyond just a program: It immerses youth in the skills of Trackers Craft and starts them on a path of lifelong learning. Our instructors are experts in nature education and in teaching young children. We are ready and inspired to help our youngest students develop confidence in the outdoors. We call them Rovers because they engage with skills from all of our Four Guilds:

Rangers Guild
Stealth, archery, and wilderness survival.
Wilders Guild
Wild plants, folk craft, and restoration gardening.
Mariners Guild
Fishing, foraging, and water ecology.
Artisans Guild
Fine crafts, storytelling, and leadership.

How it works

Mentoring Weekends One weekend a month, apprentices train in the field at our epic outdoor locations with expert mentors.

8 Field Days + Community Events One Saturday a month. See below for class schedule.

Tuition

Full program tuition is $1,400. Tuition is divided into monthly payments after a $75 deposit, or may be paid in full by August 15 for a 5% discount.   Includes: 8 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, Trackers hoodie, and access to our weekly family Skills Night. 

This program comes with...

  • Mentoring and guidance to accomplish the learning levels of a Rover
  • Working with our top Trackers Instructors as mentors
  • Trackers Guild hoodie

2017-18 Rovers Apprenticeship Class Schedule

Class is one weekend a month from September to May. When signing up for Apprenticeships, be sure to check these dates carefully and be sure your child can make most of the weekends. We are unable to provide credit for missed days or switch between schedules after program start. 

Choose the weekend (A, B, or C) that best fits your schedule*. After we receive your deposit, we email you to choose your schedule.

*Do to group size limits we do not allow switching between schedules.

Schedule A: Saturdays

  • September 16, 2017 Field Day
  • October 7, 2017 Field Day
  • November 4, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 13, 2018 Field Day
  • February 3, 2018 Field Day
  • March 3, 2018 Field Day
  • March 24, 2018 Field Day
  • May 5, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Schedule B: Saturdays

September 23, 2017 Field Day
October 14, 2017 Field Day
November 11, 2017 Field Day
December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
January 20, 2018 Field Day
February 10, 2018 Field Day
March 10, 2018 Field Day
April 14, 2018 Field Day
May 19, 2018 Field Day
June 2, 2018 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Schedule C: Saturdays

  • September 30, 2017 Field Day
  • October 21, 2017 Field Day
  • November 18, 2017 Field Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Holiday Party
  • January 27, 2018 Field Day
  • February 24, 2018 Field Day
  • March 17, 2018 Field Day
  • April 21, 2018 Field Day
  • May 12, 2018 Field Day
  • June 2, 2018 Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck

Registration Policy Information

Download our 2017-2018 Information and Pricing Sheet


Tuition

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

Rovers Program: 2017-18 program tuition is $1,400. Includes: 8 field day Saturdays, Community Celebration: Picnic Potluck, optional family holiday party, and Trackers hoodie.