Trackers Portland Outdoor & Studio Apprenticeship Catalog 2024-25

We’re excited to announce that registration for the upcoming 2024-25 school year is officially open!

Below you will find the full catalog for our Portland Outdoor, Overnight & Studio Apprenticeships. Check-out our new Apprenticeship Schedule Overview to coordinate schedules for multiple children or friends.

Part of our 20 Years of Trackers is our renewed focus to make the long-term mentoring programs more affordable while ever growing in quality. We’ve made Apprenticeship tuition more accessible for families by reducing program deposits to $55 and lowering the total yearly tuition by over $300 for most programs. Families can also benefit from our 5% sibling discount. Additionally, we’ve added an extra mentoring weekend to each program, increasing the total to 9 weekends.

Apprenticeship Catalog

  • IT’S BACK! Grades K-1 / 2-5 / 6-9 Wilders Apprenticeship: Animals, Farms & Wildcraft | Our most Hobbit-like program! Help care for our farm animal friends, including donkeys, ducks, chickens, and goats. Tend to our Wilders garden and create hands-on farm and folk crafts.

  • Grades 5-7 / 8-9 / 10-12 Trackers A-Team (Advanced Team): Outdoor Skills & Leadership | This intensive 9-month program designed for students interested in the advanced skills Trackers has to teach. It is led by our seasoned Trackers Mentors and Founders designed specifically for students interested in leadership roles in the Trackers student community. Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply.

  • Grades 2-4 / 5-12 Pottery Apprenticeship: Ceramics, Wheel & Fire | Apprentice in the ancient art of pottery with our program mentors. Sculpt clay into both beautiful artworks and practical items, painting, glazing, and decorating them.

  • NEW Advanced Option! Grades 5-12 Blacksmith Apprenticeship: Anvil, Forge & Fire | Learn to blacksmith while apprenticing with our expert teachers. Shape and transform hot iron into projects you can bring home. Options for Beginning & Advanced students.