Get your kids outside! Our Transported After School Outdoors Program (TAO) offers the perfect, necessary balance to a long day of classroom instruction. Creative, active lessons wake-up children to the world around them and to their own competence. Students practice working together, tending to the land and to one another. Trackers kids do more than learn, they engage.
The afternoon begins when a Trackers instructor meets your child at school and transports to a local park for outdoor adventure and activities. In fall and spring we are mostly outdoors, during the winter we utilize the Trackers Scout Pit in SE Portland where kids will find artisans studios for blacksmithing and woodworking, along with an expanded archery range.
Students train in archery, wilderness survival skills, homesteading and storytelling. We may learn to carve wood, safely make fire with no matches, go fishing, make pickles or dye a scarf with wildflowers. At the end of the day, you pick your child up at our SE Portland Flagship at 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue (Portland, Oregon).
Transported After School Outdoors Program
- Program Dates
- Trackers After School meets most days school is in session but does have occasional breaks when our Winter/Spring Break camp programs run. Please see our Pricing and Info Sheet for details.
- Program Hours
- We pick up at school release time and you pick up your child at our SE Portland HQ between 5:15 and 6:00 PM.
- Eligible Grades
- Students in Grade 1-6 may participate. Contact Us to inquire. Grades may be mixed, though children are mostly separated into groups based on upper and lower grades for age appropriate activities.
Please see below for additional important registration information.