Train Wilderness Survival!
Make new friends and share adventures while learning outdoor leadership skills. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Rangers Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:
Wilderness Survival & Forest Craft Learn skills of shelter building, lighting fire with no matches, and foraging for wild plants while immersed in the arts of wilderness survival. Develop focus with archery and practice woodworking for forest craft.
Tracking & Wayfinding Journey into the amazing world of wildlife while training to become a master tracker. Hone your orienteering and navigation skills, as you follow the trails of deer, elk, fox, and more.
Stealth & Invisibility Train in our unique Rangers martial art of stealth and invisibility, the Curriculum of Shadows. Find your grit and resilience. Rise to any challenge, following an ancient path that teaches lessons of awareness, strategy, and leadership.
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.
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.