Join our Mariners Guild! Get hands-on experience in fishing, kayaking, and mariner crafts.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.
Make new friends while learning skills of outdoor leadership. Share in adventures with a team of like-minded peers. With dedication and hard-work, an Apprenticeship can grow into a life-long study of mariner crafts:
Fishing Fish the rivers and oceans using several different techniques: bow fishing, rod and reel, cane pole, handline and more. Care for gear and tackle, also make your own!
Foraging Find your our own shellfish and sea vegetables for food! Explore the marine ecology of mussels, clams, crabs, and kelp. Create memorable feasts cooking over the campfire.
Kayaking & Boating Learn basic techniques for launching, maneuvering and landing watercraft. Explore the water in different types of boats from kayaks (for Grades 5-12) to our traditional handcrafted 12 person boat (all Grades).
River-Shore Survival Practice the basics of shelter, fire and water for the shoreline. Make fire, purify water, and learn to stay warm in all weather.
Our Mariners Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic outdoor skills. They are facilitators of thoughtful growth through the power of nature and community.
How It Works
Mariners Apprentice Training Weekends 1 weekend-a-month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Mariners Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer many schedule options – see below for dates.
OPTION 1 Single Days - Training Weekends Available for Grades 1-4 and 5-8. Choose Single Day weekends either on a Saturday or Sunday schedule. The most flexibility for families.
OPTION 2 Overnights - Training Weekends Available for Grades 5-8 and 9-12. Choose all Overnight weekends—Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Our most immersive experience.
Mariners Apprentice Graduation Day June, 1 day
Parents and family join Mariners Apprentices and Mentors, along with our Trackers community, for a celebration of what we learned.
Different Apprenticeship age groups have customized curriculum.
Grade 1 ∙ Grade 2-3 ∙ Grade 4 ∙ Grade 5-8 ∙ Grade 9-12