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Year-long Wilderness Programs

Our immersion programs offer long-term study in outdoor skills and traditional crafts. Under the guidance of expert instructors, you join a team of highly focused individuals learning about wilderness survival, homesteading, blacksmithing, or archery.

Free August 9 - Wilderness Year Info Night

Where Trackers Earth Portland
When August 9, 2017  6 PM - 7:30 PM


Immersion programs occur weekly for 9-months, 3-days a week with longer field trips and expeditions.

Hunter Gatherer Year

Sept - May 3-days a week

The Hunter Gatherer Immersion combines wilderness skills and innovative education to re-engage with traditional ways of living. Spend 9-months with expert instructors and a community of students as you forage, hunt, gather, and fish.

Year Programs

Year programs are 9-months to 1-year long and occurt 1-weekend a month. They generally focus on one topic.

Woodworking Year

Sept - May 1-weekend a month

Learn the craft of woodworking from expert instructors through hands-on projects. Understand types of wood and delve into both rough and fine carving.

Wilderness Survival Year

Oct - Sept 1-weekend a month

Gain vital skills of awareness and survival. Craft essential gear for your primitive survival kit. Test yourself in a one-week survival trek.

Homesteading Year

Oct - Sept 1-weekend a month

Learn about wild foraging, gardening, animal husbandry, and folk craft. Join a collective, sharing a plot of farm land to raise healthy food for your pantry.

Ceramics Year

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Learn the ancient art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Craft earth into useful bowls, plates, pots, cups and art. Fire your works in our kiln.

Archery Year

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Expert coaching in the foundations of archery while bridging into more advanced skills. At our private indoor and outdoor archery ranges.

Bow Making Year

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Study with expert bow makers. Hand build four different bows, including a flat bow, survival bow, self-bow and laminate longbow.

Blacksmithing Year

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Learn the craft of blacksmithing with expert educators. Forge, split, twist and punch hot metal to make art and tools. Make pieces to take home.

Bladesmith Year

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Knives, Axes and more! Forge all them all by fire & hammer. Move & fold metal on the anvil to make your own bladed tools and weapons.

Watch our introductory video.

Contact Us to Learn More.

Give us a call (503) 345-3312