We believe children are far more capable than our modern world allows them to be. Our nature immersion program for Ages 4 - Grade K offers real outdoor skills, accomplishments & connection.
The Rovers of Trackers are the most wise in the ways of the forest. They know the signs of the animals, voices of the birds, tales of the trees, and stories of the stars.
Outdoor Skills & Nature Immersion
The Rovers Forest Apprenticeship goes beyond just a program: It immerses youth in the skills of Trackers Craft and starts them on a path of lifelong learning. Our instructors are experts in nature education and in teaching young children. We are ready and inspired to help our youngest students develop confidence in the outdoors. We call them Rovers because they engage with skills from all of our Four Guilds:
Wilderness survival, animal tracking, and other skills of the forest.
Homesteading, animals on the ranch, and restoration gardens.
Fishing, navigation, and all the arts of the sea.
Woodworking, handwork skills, and storytelling.
How it works
Mentoring Weekends One weekend a month for nine months apprentices learn and explore at our epic outdoor locations. We provide bus transportation. See below for our class schedule.
TimeSeptember - June This program runs September to June. Field days are usually from 9am-4:30pm.
Field Days + Community Events One Saturday a month. See below for class schedule.