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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).


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.

Blacksmith Apprentice

Blacksmith Shop & Tool Use

Sept-May, 1 weekend a month

Option 1 Gr 4-5 & 6-12 Blacksmithing
Option 2 Gr 5-8 & 9-12 Knife Making

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 5-12 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.

School Day Courses

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


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.