Make new friends and share adventures while learning outdoor leadership skills. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Wilders Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:
Animals & Farm Craft Help care for animals of the ranch and farm. Dig into gardens, planting food and tending to the earth. Learn essential farm skills to care for the land and homestead.
Wild Foraging & Outdoor Cooking Delve into the incredible world of wild plants. Learn how to identify and safely harvest wild foods. Master outdoor campfire cooking using dutch ovens, local and foraged foods, plus your own creativity.
Wild & Folk Craft Get hands-on experience in crafts like woodworking, basket weaving, and even cheese making. Learn to grow a Wilders Garden, where the garden grows into the forest and the forest grows into the garden.
Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to community, nature, and outdoor lore.
How It Works
Apprentice Training Weekends Typically 1 weekend a month, Fall - Spring
During these monthly trainings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning with expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer different schedule options. See below for full class schedule.
9 field days Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
See below for a full class schedule.
The Trackers Thing (Þing) Early May
The Þing (Thing), from an ancient word for “assembly,” is the final field weekend of the program. Apprentices come together from across the region for an epic Trackers gathering!
+ Graduation Day May, Single Saturday
Parents, Guardians, and the entire family join Apprentices and Mentors for a community celebration of what we learned in our year.
+ Optional Community Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and their immediate family get free admission to Trackers Campfire, Family Archery Range, and other Community Events.
Late Enrollments You can still sign up after this program begins with a prorated payment plan. Pay the deposit for your preferred schedule and our Family Success team will reach out to you to set up your payment plan!
Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is monthly payments. Your first payment is due August 31.
Grade 2-5 9 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $95 (total $950)
Sibling Apprenticeship Discount 5% off with sibling registration of any other Apprenticeship. Contact Us
Scholarships & discounts cannot be combined.