School Year Programs
Weekend Apprenticeships & More!

Options include Monthly Weekend Apprenticeships, After School, Weekday Homeschool or Full-Time Forest School.

Trackers Earth's long-term mentoring programs develop skills of outdoor leadership. Youth and teens discover their own connection to friends, nature, and community.


In our School Year programs, youth and teens find...

Friends & Social Connection

Guided by Trackers Educators, kids and teens discover lasting friendships and share outdoor adventures. Apprentices return year after year to study with friends and mentors.

Skills & Nature Connection

Students explore the outdoors and traditional crafts. Through hands-on discovery, they learn life lessons of resilience, thoughtfulness, and meaningful connections to the natural world.

Mentoring & Leadership

Apprenticeships cultivate leadership skills rooted in community and stewardship. Our Mentors are experienced educators, guiding students to take ownership of their own learning.

Weekend Apprenticeships

Monthly Weekend Programs for Youth

Apprenticeships occur one weekend a month from Fall to Spring.
Many subjects and schedule options are available. Choose your Apprenticeship...

Art Apprenticeship (Grade K-1)
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Crafts, Creativity & Fun!
Grade K-1 Young kids find creativity with hands-on arts and crafts. Ceramics, woodworking, drawing, sewing & more!
Outdoor Apprenticeship (Grade K-1)
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Forest Craft, Farming & Fishing
Grade K-1 Young kids get nature connection and learn real outdoor skills. Forest Craft, Farming, Fishing & more!
Trackers Apprenticeship
Rangers, Wilders, Mariners, Artisans
Grade 2-5 or 6-12 Train in all the Trackers Skills: Wilderness Survival, Archery, Farming, Boating, Fishing & more!
Rangers Apprenticeship
Stealth, Archery, Survival Skills
Grade 2-5 & 6-12 Train in stealth, archery & wilderness survival with a small team of students and expert educators.
Wilders Apprenticeship
Animals, Farms & Wild Crafts
Grades 2-5 Hands-on learning in Folk & Farm Craft: animals, gardens, wild plants & homesteading.
Mariners Apprenticeship
Fishing, Boats & Foraging
Grade 2-5 Chart a course with our Mariners: fishing, foraging, boating, survival & outdoor cooking.
Realms Apprenticeship
Elves, Wizards & Dragons
Grades 2-5 & 6-12 Quest for the power of myth. Create your character while learning outdoor skills and leadership.
Outdoor Adventure
Rock Climbing 1
Hike, Paddle & Climb
Grades 2-5 & 6-12 Develop leadership and outdoor skills while kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and more.
Woodworking Apprenticeship
Tools, Carving & Craft
Grades 2-5 Join our Woodworking Shop! Get hands-on woodworking experience while apprenticing with expert educators.
Ceramics Apprenticeship
Pottery Camp
Earth, Wheel & Fire
Grades 2-5 & 6-12 Learn the ancient art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Fire your works in our kiln.
Photography Apprenticeship
Nature, Landscapes & People
Grades 2-5 & 6-12 Join our Photography Studio! Tell stories with your camera and explore urban and natural environments.
Blacksmith Apprenticeship
Blacksmith Camp
Anvil, Forge & Fire
Grades 5-12 Apprentice with our expert blacksmith. Make tools, art & other crafts. Blacksmithing or Knifemaking options.

School Day Classes

Our school day courses offer after school, full-time forest school, and homeschool program options.

After School
After School
1 afternoon a week, 7 week sessions
Grades K-12 Award-winning after school activities.
2022-2023 After School Available Soon!
Weekday Adventure
1 day a week, 7 week terms
Ages 7-11 Outdoor programs for Portland homeschool, independent study, and online school families.
2022-2023 Homeschool is Available Now!
**Flexible Payment Plans Available**
Trackers Forest School
Grades K - 8  Trackers Earth's full-time school. 
Now enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year!