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Year-long Wilderness Programs

Our immersion programs offer long-term study in outdoor skills and traditional crafts. Under the guidance of expert instructors, you join a team of highly focused individuals learning about wilderness survival, homesteading, blacksmithing, or archery.

Free December 13 - Wilderness Year Info Night

Where Trackers Earth Portland
When 6 PM - 7:30 PM


Immersion programs occur weekly for either 9-months or 12 months, 3-days a week with longer field trips and expeditions.

Wilderness Skills Instructor Training

Sept - May 3 days-of-week

Spend 9-months with expert instructors and a community of students as you forage, hunt, gather, and fish. Learning to live with nature and the wilderness.

Forest School Teacher Training

Sept - May 3 days-of-week

Spend 9-months gaining the core skills and essential principles for Forest School education and operations.

Wilderness Survival

Oct - Sept 1 weekend-a-month

Gain vital skills of awareness and survival. Craft essential gear for your primitive survival kit. Test yourself in a one-week survival trek.

Homesteading Immersion

Oct - Sept 1 weekend-a-month

Learn about wild foraging, gardening, animal husbandry, and folk craft. Join a collective, sharing a plot of farm land to raise healthy food for your pantry.

Archery Immersion

Sept - April 1 weekend-a-month

Expert coaching in the foundations of archery while bridging into more advanced skills. At our private indoor and outdoor archery ranges.

Bow Making Immersion

Sept - April 1 weekend-a-month

Study with expert bow makers. Hand build four different bows, including a flat bow, survival bow, self-bow and laminate longbow.

Blacksmithing Immersion

Sept - April 1 weekend-a-month

Learn the craft of blacksmithing with expert educators. Forge, split, twist and punch hot metal to make art and tools. Make pieces to take home.

Bladesmith Immersion

Sept - April 1 weekend- a-month

Knives, Axes and more! Forge all them all by fire & hammer. Move & fold metal on the anvil to make your own bladed tools and weapons.

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