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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

PreK to K Age Program

Sept-May 1 weekend a month

Ages 4-Grade K Nature immersion with real outdoor skills.

Rangers Apprenticeship

Wilderness Survival, Track, Stealth

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-5 & 6-12 Learn forest craft and survival with expert educators.

Wilders Apprenticeship

Farm Craft, Gardens & Wild Plants

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-5 & 6-12 Learn about farm craft: animals, gardens & wild plants.

Mariners Apprenticeship

Fishing & Boating

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-5 & 6-12 Fish, forage & kayak. Cook your catch on the campfire.

Realms Apprenticeship

Elves, Wizards & Dragons

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-5 & 6-12 Create a character. Learn outdoor skills and leadership.

Outdoor Leadership

Hike, Paddle, Climb

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 2-5 & 6-12 Outdoor Leadership skills. Kayak, rock climb, hike & more.

Archery Apprenticeship

Archery & Stealth

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 2-5 & 6-12 Join our Archery Team. Train at our private ranges.

Ninja Apprenticeship

Martial Arts, Parkour, Outdoor Skills

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 1-5 Train martial arts, parkour, stealth & outdoor skills.

Paintball Apprenticeship

Paintball Scenario Games

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-12 Experience the adventure and sport of paintball.

Woodworking Apprentice

Woodshop & Tool Use

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 4-8 Learn woodworking from through hands-on projects.

Ceramics Apprenticeship

Sculpting, Wheel, Kiln Firing

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 4-12 Learn the ancient art of pottery. Fire your works in our kiln.

Photo Apprenticeship

Handheld & Drone Photography

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-11 Tell stories through the lens of a camera. Build your portfolio.

Blacksmith Apprentice

Blacksmith Shop & Tool Use

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Gr 4-5 & 6-12 Learn the basics of blacksmithing.

Knife Making Apprentice

Blacksmith Shop & Tool Use

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Grade 5-8 & 9-12 Make knives and other bladed tools.

Gap Year Programs

Programs for ages 18 & Up

1 weekend a month or 3 days a week

Age 18 & Up Graduating? Discover our intensive courses for young adults.


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

PreK - Kindergarten Age

Sept-May, 1-5 days a week

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

Transported After School

Sept-May, 1-5 days a week

Grade K-12 We pick up from your school for classes in art, outdoor fun, blacksmithing, martial arts & more.

Homeschool Outdoors

Sept-May, 1-5 days a week

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