Trackers Earth: Camps and Outdoor Programs Portland, Oregon

Trackers Earth offers camps and outdoor programs for all ages. We provide innovative education in the skills of Folk and Forest Craft. Camps and classes include wilderness survival, wild plants, archery, restoration and much more. Our purpose is to inspire a can-do spirit as we build village of real adventure, accountability and common sense, and limitless enthusiasm.

Upcoming Youth Camps

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Summer Camps

Our award-winning summer camps. Your child makes new friends and learns new skills.
SE PDX | NE PDX | W PDX | Overnight
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Spring Break Camps

Explore nature. Learn new skills. A great way to start with Trackers camps.
SE PDX | Vancouver
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Portland Camp Fair

March 8 Have fun and learn more about camps in Portland. Parents and kids meet program coordinators and directors.
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Kids Night Out (Parents Night Out)

Next Night - Valentines Day! Celebrate an easy, worry-free night out - bring your kids to the Trackers Earth for fun and crafts!
Spring Break Camps

No School Camps Feb 16 or April 10

Next days Feb 16 or April 10 While Portland Public Schools close for the day Trackers takes your kids outside for adventure and skill building. 
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After School Programs

Our transported program picks-up from school while our specialty programs offer hands-on skills.
Transported | Blacksmith | Archery | Woodworking
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Weekend Adventures

Weekend programs for kids in blacksmtihing, woodworking, archery, wilderness survival, and more. Blacksmithing Basics May 17
Spring Break Camps

Age 5-Grade K Rovers Forest School

Ages 4-Grade K Outdoor exploration and nature adventures with hands-on learning for our youngest campers.
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Homeschool Programs

Homeschool adventure days and specialty afternoon programs for skills such as blacksmithing and archery.
Portland Days | Hillsboro Days | Afternoon Skills
Winter Break Camps

Winter Break Camps

Nature skills and holiday themed camps where we adventure outdoors. Fun during the most wonderful time of the year!
Year Round Programs

Mentoring Programs

Monthly weekends Fall to Spring: Rangers Survival, Wilders Homesteading and more.
Rangers | Wilders | Archery | Blacksmith | Grade K
Year Round Programs

Birthday Parties

Hold a birthday or special event with Trackers. Themes include archery (starting at $149), blacksmithing, paintball and more.
Teen Outdoor Education Internship

Teen Internship (paid)

For Ages 16-17 at time of employment. Get a paid outdoor edcuation intership for age 16-17. Required Experience in Trackers LIT, Appretinceship, or an equivelant program with another outdoor education organization.

Upcoming Outdoor Adventure Programs

Spring Break Camps

Wilderness Survival

$49 Wilderness Survival Basics Feb 22 or April 26
$49 Stealth Basics Mar 7
$125 Shoemaking Basics April 6, 7, 13, 14 - Evenings
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Nature Programs

$49 Wild Edible Plant Basics Mar 14 or April 25
$49 Animal Tracking Basics May 2
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Bow Making

$167 Make a Longbow April 20, 21, 27 & 28 / 4-eves
$74 Bow Making Basics Feb 28 - Mar 1
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$49 Archery 4-Evening Basics Mar 3, 10, 17 & 31
$5 Open Archery Range Thurs, Fri & Sat
$15 Archery Family Class First Saturday of month
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$74 Blacksmithing Day Basics Feb 22, Mar 15, May 2 or 3
$95 Knife Making April 19-19
$15 Open Forge Every Thursday
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$5 Wilderness Skills Club

A family-friendly program with consistent practice and support while learning the skills of Trackers Earth. Includes the Open Archery Range.

Upcoming Outdoor Immersion Programs

Spring Break Camps

Village Immersion Program

1-weekend a month, Fall to Spring Find community, create a village - Learn through hands-on study in wilderness skills & folk craft.
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Environmental Educator Internship

1-year, June 2015 - June 2016 Learn as an intern instructor with our youth camps and train skills intensively in our Village program.
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Archery Immersion

1-weekend a month, Fall to Spring Intensively train archery with expert instructors. Work with different bows and styles at our private ranges.

Upcoming Employment Opportunities

Do you want be part of an organization that connects kids and adults to their community and their land? Are you a huge Joss Whedon fan? We're looking for great folks to teach with 2015 Youth Camps. Our application process is adventurous and unique. Check out our general employment page.

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Voted the Coolest & Best Camp!

Trackers camps and outdoor programs have been recognized by several awards including best camp voted by parent’s with Red Tricycle and NW Kids magazines and an industry specific award for creative programming by the American Camp Association.

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Year Round Mentoring

Our outdoor leadership and long-term mentoring programs offer an ongoing opportunity for youth to develop skills of nature connection with Trackers. Learn more

Our Motto

At Trackers we are champions of land and village. We are navigators of an epic world that needs to exist. We are a community where we remember the celebration of hearth, family, respect for the land and a timeless human story.

Our Mission

Our labor, profits, joys and hopes are directed to generating resources that help create a village of epically happy people connected to nature.