Trackers Apprenticeship - Day Program
Wilderness Survival, Wildcraft & Foraging

Join your Trackers Team! 1 weekend a month, Fall to Spring

Become a Tracker as an apprentice in our premiere school-year mentoring program. In the forest, train in stealth, archery, and wilderness survival. On the farm, learn about animals, folk crafts, and wild plants. Along the waterways, embark on fishing, boating, and orienteering adventures. Around the campfire, create hand crafts and delve into Trackers Legend and Lore.

Join Your Trackers Team!

You join a Trackers Team of fellow apprentices sharing in epic adventures while learning skills. Together your Team…

  • Works with a Trackers Guide mentoring you and your team in traditional outdoor skills.
  • Trains to be self-directed, empowered to craft your journey together as Trackers.
  • Contributes to the greater community, helping younger Trackers, your families, and our elders.
  • Forges a cohort of friends who are thoughtful and Truly Helpful to each other.

Learn Trackers Skills

Through monthly outdoor weekends you learn the skills of our four Trackers Guilds:

Rangers Guild - Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival Build shelters, light fires with no matches, and find water. Hone your archery skills at our range. Train in stealth scenarios to develop your awareness and tracking ability.

Wilders Guild - Animals, Folk Crafts & Wild Plants Tend to the animals on our Trackers Farm and Ranch. Make fiber arts and folk crafts. Forage for wild plants and cook fantastic meals and feasts over outdoor campfires.

Mariners Guild - Fishing, Boating & Orienteering Embark on boating and fishing adventures. Learn essential water safety and rescue skills. Practice timeless methods of orienteering and navigation by the sun and stars.

Artisans Guild - Crafts, Movement & Trackers Lore Craft art from clay, leather, and wood. Create epic live-action story adventures. Delve into Trackers Lore and Legend. Play the Game of Tracking by honing your mindfulness and awareness.

As a Tracker you follow the trails of deer, elk, fox, and bobcats to discover their mysteries. You also learn to decode bird language, using forest songs and calls to help find other wildlife.


Explore the Program Schedule

Fall to Spring, 1 weekend a month

This transported program is made up of Weekend Adventure Days where your team explores and trains in the outdoors and Seasonal Gatherings where families can connect with each other. Schedule options below.

Weekend Adventure Days 8 total - Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month (8:15 AM - 3:30 PM)

During Weekend Adventure Days you journey to the wilderness to train in skills with your Trackers Team and Guide. Weekend Adventure Days include:

  • Ranger days include tracking, stealth, archery, and wilderness survival.
  • Wilder days include meeting farm animals, plus harvesting and foraging wild foods.
  • Mariner days include fishing, foraging, boating, rock climbing, and outdoor cooking.
  • Artisan days include making folk arts and crafts and storytelling.

Seasonal Gatherings 6 total - Weekday evenings or Weekends during the day

Trackers families can attend Seasonal Gatherings filled with food, fun, and connection. Organized by Trackers Teams, these events are and optional and include:

  • Family Picnic Welcome the autumnal harvest with festivities, food, and music.
  • Track-or-Treat Trick-or-treat on a fun and mysterious tracking trail through the Trackers Lodge.
  • Holiday Party Herald the arrival of winter with food and friends at our Holiday Party.
  • Garden Party Help plant our gardens for summer and fall in Sandy, Oregon.
  • Family Lodge Celebrate in the Trackers Lodge with all our families in one Grand Evening.
  • Graduation Wrap our year together with a community potluck and BBQ.

Get a Trackers Teams Membership

Register and receive a Trackers Teams Membership for your full year (Sept - August). This includes:

  • 8 Weekend Adventure Days, 6 Seasonal Family Gatherings
  • A Trackers T-Shirt, Trackers Woodcarving Guide & monthly Trackers Journal.
  • 50% off the Trackers Archery Range for immediate family members (free during Seasonal Gatherings).
  • 10% off other Trackers programs for the registered Trackers Apprentice. Includes all programs occurring from program start to the end of following summer. Cannot be combined with other discounts or scholarships.

Tuition

Tuition includes all Weekend Adventure Days and Seasonal Gatherings. Reserve your place with a $195 non-refundable deposit, then pay the remaining tuition in 9 monthly payments of $128 (total $1,347). Your first payment is due August 31.

Returning Student Discount Apprentices returning from a previous program year (within Fall to Spring) receive a 15% discount. Use your discount code (emailed) or Contact Us athello@trackersearth.com to receive one.

Need Financial Help? We offer Opportunity & Merit Scholarships of 5% - 15% off. Up to a $200 discount off the full tuition. It's quick and easy to apply.

Please note, scholarships and multiple discounts cannot be combined.

Choose Your Schedule

When choosing a schedule, be sure your Apprentice can make most of the weekends. Seasonal Gatherings are optional. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

Weekend Cohorts

Choose your Weekend (Cedar or Salmon) and choose your day cohort (Sunday or Saturday). Each Cohort features 8 Weekend Adventure Days (8:15 AM - 3:30 PM).

CEDAR Weekend

SATURDAY

Grade 2-3, 4-5, & 6-9 Trackers Apprenticeship

SUNDAY

Grade 2-3 & 4-5 Trackers Apprenticeship

Adventure Day Adventure Day
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
  • September 23, 2023
  • October 14, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • January 13, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 9, 2024
  • April 13, 2024
  • May 4, 2024
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
  • September 24, 2023
  • October 15, 2023
  • November 5, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • February 11, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
  • April 14, 2024
  • May 5, 2024

Family Gatherings

We offer 6 Seasonal Family Gatherings (optional).

Family Picnic Oct 14, 2023
Track-or-Treat Oct 26, 2023
Holiday Party Dec 9, 2023
Garden Party Apr 6, 2024
Family Lodge May 2, 2024
Graduation May 18, 2024

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