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Community Events

Community events are for families and friends of Trackers. Everyone is welcome. Also, check out our Free Evening Skills Club.

Free - April 4

Trackers Forest School Open House

Where: Trackers Earth Portland
When: April 4, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7 PM

Join us for our Forest School Open House. Fall 2018 offers Grades K, 1, 2 and 6, 7, 8 & 9 to our full-time outdoor school. Meet our teachers and directors. Learn how Trackers Earth's nature-first approach to education cultivates life-long learning, resiliency, and in-depth academic study. Connect with current Forest School parents. Kids activities available.

Free - April 14

Trackers Camp Fair

Where: Trackers Earth Portland
When: April 14, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Come visit the “Best Camps in the Known Universe” at the Portland Camp Fair

This FREE event lets you experience the adventure and fun of Trackers Earth's award-winning camps. Meet program directors and educators. Explore interactive areas highlighting over 40 different day and overnight camps. Both kids and parents can learn a bit about everything from wilderness survival to archery.

Free May 2

Wilderness Year Info Night

Where: Trackers Earth Portland
When: May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come explore our year-round adult courses. Learn about our 3-day a week Wilderness Skills Instructor and Forest School Teacher and our monthly study programs in wilderness survival, homesteading, blacksmithing or archery. Meet our instructors and current students. Discover how long-term immersion in traditional skills strengthens your connection to nature and community.

*Events with potlucks are free community events and not Trackers Earth programs. Trackers Earth is not responsible for potluck items (read all the Event Guidelines below).

Social Event Guidelines

By attending specific SOCIAL Community Events at Trackers you recognize all realities below...

For Parents Always family friendly, these community events often include Trackers instructors on their own personal time. As many of them consider teaching their life, a conversation about programs is appropriate, but we also request certain events be considered primarily social. Our staff is not necessarily there to work. They are a place where adult beverages (beer among others *gasp*) may be responsibly consumed. We assume parents will understand this in order to take the opportunity to engage the great community Trackers provides.

For All Many of these events are open to everyone but are NOT OFFICIAL Trackers programs. They are opportunities for people and families to come to together to share similar interests and potluck food. Space and website outreach is donated by the organization of Trackers Earth as a community service.


Trackers requires an environment that keeps the community and every individual safe. If you can agree to and follow the terms below, then please come. If you cannot, then choose to go elsewhere.

  1. Absolutely NO DRUGS allowed No compromises. Not on your person, in your pack, your car or anywhere. Not abiding this will get you banned from every Trackers location for life.
  2. Respect beginning and ending times. We have volunteers overseeing most events so we need to value their time.
  3. We don't throw wild parties. This means respecting that we live in a neighborhood. We will shut the party down or ask specific instigators to leave at the first sign of things growing beyond the original scope.

Know what you bring to potlucks Never risk people's safety with improperly prepared or poorly identified food. A couple of banned food items...

  • Wild carrots are NOT allowed (misidentified to easily)
  • Wild mushrooms that are NOT clearly and easily identified are NOT allowed
  • Any plant, animal or mushroom with a poisonous look alike are NOT allowed
  • We get to ask anyone to leave if they are mean to us or anyone else. Nuff' said