What in the world is a “Secret Camp,” you ask? It’s a place where your child (or you) can go—any day, every day—to be outside in nature, to explore, and to practice the skills we teach at Trackers. A Secret Camp can be anywhere there are plants, sky and nature. Close to home is convenient, your backyard is ideal, but even a windowsill will do. Creating a Secret Camp is a way for kids to get to know one small place very well, deepening their connection to that place and to all of nature.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my kids went to camp at Trackers for a total of about 10 years. They did everything from archery to supervillain cosplay to paintball, and they loved every minute of it. I now work at Trackers as the Editor-in-Chief, helping create amazing stuff: how-to guidebooks (check out our Knives & Woodcarving book), comics (new edition releasing during summer camp), graphic novels (our first, about Captain Nick, coming summer 2023!), and even Trackers songs (surprise album drop soon!)!
Each Tracker (youth and guide) participating in a week-long program will receive their very own Trackers Journal—the 36-page comic/coloring book each of your kids will get (for free) on their first day of camp. The journal works like a mini graphic novel full of Trackers lore, missions, nature secrets, treasure hunts, and more! It’s also a field guide with illustrations of key plants, birds, and tracks to help youth ID everything they are tracking. Last but not least, it’s an awesome coloring book even adult coloring enthusiasts will envy!
In this week’s Blog, I want to share an eye-opening experience I recently had with our Trackers Journal. Click below to learn how the Trackers Journal is a way to connect and share in the amazing adventures your child will have at Trackers camp.
Here at Trackers we understand the developmental needs of each child in every one of our camp adventures. Our Guides meet kids where they’re at