Get your kids outside! Our Transported After School Outdoors Program (TAO) offers the perfect balance to a long day in the classroom. Each day offers creative and active lessons. While adventuring outdoors, kids wake up to the world around them. They discover confidence and competence. Students work together in a team lead by experienced outdoor educators.
The afternoon begins when a Trackers Educator meets your child and their friends at school. They journey to a local park for outdoor adventure and activities. In fall and spring we are mostly outdoors. During the winter we sometimes utilize the Trackers Scout Pit in SE Portland, where kids find artisans studios for blacksmithing and woodworking, along with our 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 Headquarters at 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue (Portland, Oregon).
Transported After School Outdoors Program
- Program Dates
- Trackers After School meets most days school is in session. See below for a complete list of exclusions.
- Program Hours
- School release time (varies with each school) through Pick-up at our SE Portland Headquarters (Pick up is between 5:15-6:00 PM)
- Eligible Grades
- Grade 1-6. Grades may be mixed for activities.
Please see below for additional important registration information.