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Homeschool Outdoor Adventure & Crafts Classes Portland, Oregon

If your kid is imaginative, adventurous and loves the outdoors, there simply isn't a better camp experience. -Parent

Trackers is Portland's leader for education and adventure in wilderness lore and skills. Our instructors are the best in the field, teaching curriculum developed and designed by top outdoor educators. Our homeschool programs provide in-depth mentoring for an open and collaborative structure of student directed learning.

Open House Fall & Year-Round Programs

August 27, 2014, 6pm-9pm Bring the family, have fun and learn more about our homeschool courses. Parents and kids get to meet Trackers instructors and coordinators while our community outreach staff answers any questions about payment plans, financial aid and enrollment. Learn more

Top 5 reasons to choose Homeschool Programs...

1) Real and compelling adventures At Trackers we mentor your child while they learn real and authentic skills. From bow making to blacksmithing, from wilderness survival to wild edible plants, our hands-on programs have no equal.

2) The best experience Trackers Earth is the original outdoor skills school of Portland. Our years of experience provides the highest caliber instruction and mentorship.

3) Strong team and social skills Our staff to student ratio allows for personal instruction. Counselor and kids become a strong learning team.

4) Respect We respect the competency of our students, believing children and teens are capable of so much more than our modern world asks of them. We raise the bar of personal accomplishment while gently guiding them to connect to the natural world and through our unique perspective on community building. We do more than simply teach about natural sciences and traditional life skills, we create a culture of learning and immersion in the out of doors.

5) Confidently the Best Staff. We enlist only the best for our camp team. Our instructors set a new standard for professional and personal experience. All Trackers camp staff go through a thorough background check and a lengthy interview process. They are expert instructors teaching authentic skills.

Bonus Voted the "Coolest Camp for Kids" by parents with Red Tricycle parents magazine and website.

Awesome Options

Ages 6-14 Homeschool Outdoors Adventure Program (HOAP)
Every Monday (Hillsboro), Wednesday (SE Portland) or Thursday (SE Portland) - This program immerses your child or teen in the wilderness. Our Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Program features wilderness survival, homesteading, wild plants, animal tracking, outdoor adventure, artisan crafts, and more! Every week we visit a local wild-land. Join us for an outdoor immersion program that truly serves as a rite of passage for your child.

Ages 4-5 Rovers Forest Preschool
Every Wednesday - We take nature preschool up a notch! Outdoor Adventure Kids offers real outdoor skills training and outdoor connection for young children. We may have our campers craft fish spears to hunt bullfrogs with, get their hands dirty planting a garden, and even learn to safely start campfires to stay warm by.

Ages 5-17 Specialty Afternoon Programs
3-hours, 1-day a week - Focus your skills in 3-hour sessions once or more a week. Blacksmith by the forge, craft your own traditional wood bow, train archery and hone other skills of wilderness and artisan crafts.

Ages 6-17 Archery Apprenticeship
9-months, 1-weekend a month - During the Archery Apprenticeship, Trackers instructors teach the art and craft of archery. Students learn diverse methods by training with both traditional and modern bows. They receive their Trackers Archery Certification applicable to skills on the range and in the field.

Ages 6-17 Rangers Apprenticeship
9-months, 1-weekend a month - Experienced mentors guide Rangers Apprentices through outdoor lore. Studies include wilderness survival, archery, stealth, wild plants, woodworking and animal tracking. Apprentices develop Rangers Certification for wilderness craft and leadership.

Ages 13-17 Scholarship Rangers Apprenticeship Service Program
Our Apprenticeship Service Program offers membership-based scholarships to our Rangers Apprenticeship. This scholarship requires far more commitment than the basic program and acceptance is based on an intensive application process.

Calendar for Homeschool Outdoor Adventure & Crafts Classes

Sept 15 - Dec 11

Ages 6-14 Hillsboro Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Mondays
Ages 4-5 SE Portland Rovers Forest School Wednesdays
Ages 6-17 SE Portland Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Wednesdays or Thursdays
Ages 7-15 SE Portland Archery Club: Afternoons Tuesdays or Thursdays
Ages 9-15 SE Portland Blacksmithing Shop: Afternoons Tuesdays or Thursdays

Jan 12 - Feb 26

Ages 6-14 Hillsboro Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Mondays
Ages 4-5 SE Portland Rovers Forest School Wednesdays
Ages 6-14 SE Portland Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Wednesdays or Thursdays

Mar 2 - May 31

Ages 6-14 Hillsboro Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Mondays
Ages 4-5 SE Portland Rovers Forest School Wednesdays
Ages 6-14 SE Portland Homeschool Outdoor Adventure Wednesdays or Thursdays

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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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Rave Reviews

"This has been the best camp! And, we've gone to a few! I have been telling everyone about it. I don't think you could have developed a more perfect camp experience for my son. Seriously… Honestly, I cannot think of enough words to describe how great this week was for Ethan. He was engaged, enthusiastic and exhausted at the end of the day. The storyline that his group developed was amazing and kept him thinking and connecting every night. I love the enthusiasm of Stewart. The patience and guidance he has with kids is inspiring. He has the ability to command a group of excitable kids safely and in a way that gets them thinking, creating and using their imaginations-- which is an under utilized skill (in my opinion). I loved how he made the whole camp adaptable to what the kids were interested in, and had the flexibility to flow with it. Fantastic job you guys!!!" -Forest Ninja Parent, Age 6

"As a city dweller, I take pride that my son still has an opportunity to catch frogs, go fishing & be outdoors. By far one of the best camps he's attended." -Forest, Fishing, Fly and Reel Parent, Age 7

"They are the best I have seen! Smart, passionate, energetic, funky and caring." -Little House: Wilders Homestead Parent, Age 6

"A totally new experience. Like Junior Outward Bound." -Welcome to Middle Earth Parent, Age 5

"He's been proud to share new things he's learned with whole family. He specified, however, that he's not learning like school, he's "discovering." Thank you!" -Welcome to Middle Earth Parent, Age 8

"Surpasses any experiences with camps so far; this is our first Trackers Camp." -Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival™ Parent, Age 9

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