Trackers Club Portland, Oregon
Update, Please Note We have changed the name of the club to Trackers Club. It still follows the same format, Nature Skills Evenings & Tracking Saturdays. Nature Skills Evenings have also shifted to the Third Thursday of the month.
Trackers Club is an opportunity for consistent practice and support while learning the skills of Trackers Earth. It offers Nature Skills Evening at the Scout Pit with expert instructors in our Four Guilds and monthly Tracking Saturdays.
How it works
Sign up for a single day or a 4-Session Punchcard (more cost-effective) and attend any Trackers Club event you want. During Nature Skills Evenings instructors are present to help you work on projects that you bring. At Tracking Saturdays we take you through a "tracking range" out in Sandy, OR where we develop your animal tracking and naturalist skills. Register below
Nature Skills Evenings Third Thursday of the Month
Located in Southeast Portland, the Trackers Scout Pit has four Guild Rooms and an Archery Range. One room for Wilders and their homesteading crafts, basket making and medicinal plants. Another is for Artisans, blacksmithing or maybe working wood. Then there are the Mariners, brewing mead or building a kayak. Finally you have the Rangers, bow making, fire by friction, flintknapping and more. All this, plus an indoor archery range to regularly shoot in. You bring a personal project to work on or join our instructors as they facilitate a group skill.
Tracking Saturdays Last Saturday of the Month
Please Note By May 2013 Tracking Saturdays will shift to the second Saturday of the month
This event focuses on field time identifying and interpreting wildlife sign and practicing awareness techniques for trailing animals. Unique among tracking club programs, it is a friendly and focused environment where you learn as a team. It takes place in a private forest campground 45-minutes from Portland.
All ages are welcome. Club events have an informal learning focus most useful for independent learners and adults. Parents are fully responsible for their children during events.
Nature Skills Evenings Third Thursday of the month, 6:30pm-8:30pm (with holiday breaks)
Tracking Saturdays Last Saturday of the month, 9:30am-12:30pm (with holiday and inclement weather breaks)
Children 5 and under are free. Ages 6-9 are $5. Parents are fully responsible for supervision of their children during events.
Ages 10 and up are...
Preregistered $10 per session plus materials fee averaging $2 to $5 on-site
4-Session Punchcard $29 for four total sessions, Skills Evenings or Trackers Club*
Drop-in $15 per session plus materials fee averaging $2 to $5 on-site
*Punchcard is valid for any days currently posted. So long as we continue Trackers Club for any season, the punchcard can be used. We may take a holiday break or summer break (to be decided). Since this program is already so cost-effective and ample classes are already provided to fufill a punchcard, no refunds will be given for unused or neglected cards. Punchcards are only valid for 6-months from the first class after date of purchase.
Materials Fee Some activities like spinning wool or blacksmithing requires a small materials fee of $2-$5. You can assuage this by bringing your own. We suggest coming the first time using the materials fee system and then checking in with instructors and other students about what to procure for next week. Please note In addition to metal materials, the blacksmith forge always has a propane till of $5.
Evening Labs 5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR Map It
Trackers Club Sandy, OR. Location varies to explore different terrain and wildlife. Designated with confirmation for each day. Contact Us for location with punchcard registration.
Ages 6-9 Child: General registration Any day Tuition $5
Ages Adult 4-session Punchcard 4 total evenings or Saturdays Tuition $29
Ages Adult Skills Evenings April 18, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm Tuition $10
Ages Adult Tracking Saturdays April 27, 2013 9:30am-12:30pm Tuition $10
Ages Adult Skills Evenings May 16, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm Tuition $10
Ages Adult Tracking Saturdays May 11, 2013 Tuition $10
Ages Adult More days to follow Tuition Always $10