Go Fish, Get Wet!
Make new friends and share adventures while learning outdoor leadership skills. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Mariners Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:
Fishing & Foraging Learn to fish using different styles and techniques. Forage for other tasty aquatic foods such as crayfish, mussels, and bullfrogs. Learn to identify and safely harvest wild edible plants. Train in outdoor cooking to prepare your Mariners feast!
Boating & Water Safety Get experience paddling and playing on the water. Practice essential water safety and rescue skills. Learn how to purify water in different survival scenarios.
Wayfinding & Navigation Hone skills of navigation to find your way across both water and land. Learn to chart any course in your local backcountry or around the world! Develop core expeditionary skills as a wayfinder.
Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to community, nature, and outdoor lore.
Explore the Program Schedule
Fall to Spring, 1 weekend a month
This transported program is made up of Weekend Adventure Days where your team explores and trains in the outdoors and Seasonal Gatherings where families can connect with each other. Schedule options below.
Weekend Adventure Days 8 total - Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month (8:15 AM - 3:30 PM)
During Weekend Adventure Days you journey to the wilderness to train in skills with your Trackers Team and Guide. Weekend Adventure Days include:
Seasonal Gatherings 6 total - Weekday evenings or Weekends during the day
Graduation Wrap our year together with a community potluck and BBQ.
Get a Trackers Teams Membership
Register and receive a Trackers Teams Membership for your full year (Sept - August). This includes:
- 8 Weekend Adventure Days, Graduation BBQ
- A Trackers T-Shirt, Trackers Woodcarving Guide & monthly Trackers Journal.
- 10% off other Trackers programs for the registered Trackers Apprentice. Includes all programs occurring from program start to the end of following summer. Cannot be combined with other discounts or scholarships.
Tuition includes all Weekend Adventure Days and Seasonal Gatherings. Reserve your place with a $190 non-refundable deposit, then pay the remaining tuition in 9 monthly payments of $140 (total $1,450). Your first payment is due August 31.
Returning Student Discount Apprentices returning from a previous program year (within Fall to Spring) receive a 15% discount. Use your discount code (emailed) or Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org to receive one.
Need Financial Help? We offer Opportunity & Merit Scholarships of 5% - 15% off. Up to a $200 discount off the full tuition. It's quick and easy to apply.
Please note, scholarships and multiple discounts cannot be combined.