Monday, June 1, 2020

From Molly, Trackers Founder & Mom

Like most families, at the Trackers Homestead we take it one week at a time. Our team is still hard at work creating online classes (below for cool news) and preparing for summer.

It’s ironic, we’re used to homeschooling, but we’ve taken it easy the past couple weeks. Tony and I even got the kids outside to make ↓ this video

Video Whittle Kids – Woodcarving

Click on thumbnail to watch it! My kids, Robin (9 years) and Maxine (4 years), teach the safety basics for whittling with knives. I highly recommend watching it with your kids. These two are cute and informative, but my opinion may be skewed.

If you liked it, check out our upcoming online classes that teach woodcarving to parents and kids. Let’s get to the big news! Trackers Online is now…

Trackers Spark!

Our online camps and classes have grown. So we’re giving them a new home and a new name. Trackers Spark lights the fire. It has “channels” that feature your favorite Trackers Guides, skills and fun.

Join Captain Nick on his globetrotting adventures. Next week, in Captain Nick: Sky Pirates, Nick and kids take to the air to stop the Captain Zeppelin’s flying bandits. Plus, in Captain Nick: Kingdom of Cats, the Contessa turns our adventurers into feline friends. It’s up to “Catnip” Nick and kids to prevent an aPAWcolypse!

Wilders Home is bringing back Home Ec. Kids join Cowboy Sam to cook Dandelion Donuts. Or take part in a fun food show style cook off with found kitchen ingredients.

Finally, Wizards Academy is taking new students. Practice wand craft, search for mythic beasts, and help the school of magic fight the Realm of the Dark Arts.

Trackers Spark is where you now find our live, small group interactive webinars. Rovers for young kids. Rangers with outdoor skills. Earth Ninjas with martial arts every morning. Scroll below for every Spark channel…

Kids can learn new skills or adventure through a fantastical Realm. With Trackers Spark, Trackers Earth is doing what we do best. We inspire kids everywhere, every week, to find connection and community!

See You On The Spark,

Molly Deis
Trackers Earth
Founder & Mom

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From Molly Deis, Founder

I wanted to say thank you to our families for the overwhelming support for Trackers Online. The number of students doubled in just one week. Our number of classes did the same! It’s been wonderful to hear how kids are having fun connecting with teachers and friends in our online camps. There are a few things that are new for next week.

Full-Time Forest School
(now online)

Along with contributing to our part-time Backyard Classroom, our full-time Forest School is open to new students for the remainder of the term and for Fall 2020. What makes our Forest School work fantastically in the forest is also extremely valuable in our online interactive classroom. We maintain powerfully low ratios for every class (1:12 for our oldest grade, lower for younger). It’s a way for our students learning at home to get personalized instruction in academics and connection to nature (now in their own backyard). If you want to learn more about Forest School’s strength in small class sizes for both online and outdoor learning, respond to this email and I’ll personally get back to you.

Online Camps – Week Pass

For kids who want a consistent adventure every day, we now offer a Week Pass where you can sign up for one channel all week. If you want Captain Nick for five days, you can do that! If your kid needs a movement workout every morning, that’s there as well.

NEW Camps!

We have new online camps for next week. Enroll in the Wizards Academy to study Herbology and Mythic Beasts. Quest the Realms of Elves & Dragons for epic adventures. Learn to Fish in your living room. Cook dandelion donuts with Cowboy Sam. Or get young kids moving in Rovers Recess!

Our new WildLIVE! Rangers Adventures feature a Rangers Guide live and solo adventuring in our private wilderness park. Kids help create the camp as their Guide demonstrates skills such as fire or finds real animal tracks to follow. Finally, young campers (ages 4-6) can join me for FarmLIVE! Meet the Animals to greet donkeys, goats, chickens and more.

I so greatly appreciate our Trackers Community. This is a time where we come together to support one another and find our human and natural connection. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for details and have a sunny weekend.