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Archery Apprenticeship

9-Month Archery Training Program

Join our Archery Rangers! Train with the bow and arrow in forest and field.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.


Make new friends while learning the art, craft, and sport of archery. Share in archery adventures with a team of like-minded peers. With dedication and hard-work, an Apprenticeship can grow into a life-long study of ancient skills:

Authentic Archery Begin with and then go beyond target shooting on a line. With our bows, travel the forests and fields. Learn practical archery to loose arrows with accuracy from any stance and position. Hone your focus and aim in all situations for accuracy with the bow are arrow.

The Bow, The Arrow Learn to care for your bow so it lasts a lifetime. Train with the traditional wood bow of our Rangers Guild and also use modern laminate, recurve, compound, longbow, and more. Handcraft your own arrows.

Stealth Archery As an Archery Ranger, develop flow with the forest. Train stealth and silence, camouflage, and invisibility. Learn outdoor and forest craft skills specific to Archery and our Rangers Guild.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They are facilitators of thoughtful growth through the power of nature and community.

Our Ranges We visit private sites unique to Trackers Earth, along with locally famous archery ranges. These diverse options, exclusive to our students, bring the craft of archery closer to nature and offer the best training around.

How It Works

Apprentice Training Weekends 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer many schedule options–see below for dates.

Graduation Day June, 1 day
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.

Optional Community & Family Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Skills Evenings, Archery Range, and select Community Events.

Different Apprenticeship age groups have customized curriculum.
Grade 2-3 ∙ Grade 4-5 ∙ Grade 6-8


Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 10 monthly payments of $94.50 (total $995). First payment is due September 10. We will contact you after you register to set up your Payment Plan.

Family Discount 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice Discount based on consecutive years attended.
Scholarships Limited scholarship awards are available for families in need. Contact Us.

Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.


Drop-off SE Portland Headquarters - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon
We provide transportation to fun wilderness sites where we explore nature and learn awesome outdoor skills.

Choose Your Schedule

Single Day - Training Weekends 8 field days + Graduation Field Day

When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends; Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules. Please Note Many schedules fill quickly, so choose soon after registration. 

Schedule Options

Single Day Grade 2-5: Schedule C

  • September 15, 2018 Field Day
  • October 20, 2018 Field Day
  • November 10, 2018 Field Day
  • January 19, 2019 Field Day
  • February 9, 2019 Field Day
  • March 9, 2019 Field Day
  • April 13, 2019 Field Day
  • May 18, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • *Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party

Single Day Grade 2-5 & 6-8: Schedule D

  • September 16, 2018 Field Day
  • October 21, 2018 Field Day
  • November 11, 2018 Field Day
  • January 20, 2019 Field Day
  • February 10, 2019 Field Day
  • March 10, 2019 Field Day
  • April 14, 2019 Field Day
  • May 19, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party

Single Day Grade 2-5: Schedule E

  • September 22, 2018 Field Day
  • October 27, 2018 Field Day
  • November 17, 2018 Field Day
  • December 1 20, 2019 Field Day
  • January 26, 2019 Field Day
  • February 16, 2019 Field Day
  • March 16, 2019 Field Day
  • April 27, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December- Optional Holiday Party

Single Day Grade 2-3: Schedule F

  • September 23, 2018 Field Day
  • October 28, 2018 Field Day
  • November 18, 2018 Field Day
  • December 2, 2018 Field Day
  • January 27, 2019 Field Day
  • February 17, 2019 Field Day
  • March 17, 2019 Field Day
  • April 28, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party