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Apprenticeship: Outdoor Leadership Skills

Long-term Programs

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

Apprenticeships: Monthly Weekend Programs

Apprenticeships occur one weekend a month from Fall to Spring. Many subjects and schedule options are available (see below).

Choose your APPRENTICESHIP

Rovers Apprenticeship

Sept-June 1 weekend a month

Ages 4-Grade K A nature immersion program with real outdoor skills & connection for our youngest campers.

Rangers Apprenticeship

Sept-June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-4 & 5-12 Learn forest craft and wilderness survival with small a team of students and expert educators.

Wilders Apprenticeship

Sept-June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-4 & 5-12 Hands-on learning in Folk & Farm Craft: animals, gardens, wild plants & homesteading.

Mariners Apprenticeship

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-4 & 5-12 Chart a course with our Mariners: fishing, foraging, kayaking, survival & outdoor cooking.

Realms Apprenticeship

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-4 & 5-12 Quest for the power myth. Create your character while learning outdoor skills and leadership.

Outdoor Leadership

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 9-12 Develop leadership and outdoor skills while kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and more.

Archery Apprenticeship

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 2-8 Join the Trackers Archery Team. Train at our private ranges with expert mentors in archery.

Blacksmith Apprentice

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-12 Apprentice with our expert blacksmith. By the fire of the Trackers forge make tools, art & other crafts.

Bladesmith Apprentice

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-12 Make your own knives, arrowheads & axes! Forge your own by fire & hammer.

Woodworking Apprentice

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 4-8 Learn the craft of woodworking from expert instructors through hands-on projects.

Ceramics Apprenticeship

Sept June, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-12 Learn the ancient art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Fire your works in our kiln.


School Day Courses

Our school day courses offer after school, preschool age, and homeschool program options. For more information contact us.

Choose your SCHOOL DAY COURSE

Kindergarten Age

Sept-June, 1-5 days a week

Programs for our youngest campers.
1-3 days a week Rovers Forest Days
5 days a week Forest Kindergarten

After School

Sept-June, 1-5 days a week

Transported After School Outdoors
Skills Programs, you drop-off
Archery | Blacksmithing

Homeschool Outdoors

Sept-June, 1-4 days a week

Grade 1-12 Outdoor adventure with in-depth mentoring for an open structure of student directed learning.