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Rovers Outdoor Apprenticeship
Forest Craft, Farming & Fishing

1 weekend a month, school-year, outdoor skills program for young kids (Grades K-1)!

Join the Rovers, where outdoor adventure begins! Led by early childhood guides, our youngest Trackers build comfort, confidence, and connection in the outdoors. Kids explore together in a group, creating new friendships. They practice outdoor skills that include wilderness survival, farm craft, and fishing. Through hands-on activities they use all five senses to engage their natural curiosity.

Apprenticeship

Kids make new friends and share adventures while learning epic outdoor skills. Rovers explore, adventure, and learn skills in our four Trackers Guilds: Rangers, Wilders, Mariners, and Artisans.

Rangers Rovers learn outdoor skills of stealth, archery, and wilderness survival. They train in animal tracking, following the trails of bobcat, rabbit, red fox, and deer!

Wilders Rovers head to the farm to help care for our animal friends. They dig in the garden, forage wild plants, and cook meals over a campfire.

Mariners Rovers explore the rivers, lakes, and streams of our local waterways. They go fishing, catch frogs and crawdads, and then cook up a Mariners feast.

Artisans Rovers craft from nature: clay, leather, wood and more. They embark on epic stealth adventures, acting out immersive tales that teach about the natural world.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to community, nature, and outdoor lore.


How It Works

Rovers Training Weekends Typically 1 weekend a month, Fall - Spring
During these monthly trainings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning with expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer different schedule options. See below for a full class schedule.

Grades K-1

9 field days Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
See below for a full class schedule.


Tuition

Late Enrollments You can still sign up after this program begins with a prorated payment plan. Pay the deposit for your preferred schedule and our Family Success team will reach out to you to set up your payment plan!

Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is monthly payments. Your first payment is due August 31.

Grades K-1 9 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $95 (total $950)

Sibling Apprenticeship Discount 5% off with sibling registration of any other Apprenticeship. Contact Us
Scholarships & discounts cannot be combined.

Choose Your Schedule

Grades K-1 9 field days + graduation day

Choose your Weekend (Green, Brown, Blue) and choose your day (Sunday or Saturday). When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

GREEN Weekend

Grade K-1 Saturday Schedule

  • September 17, 2022 Field Day
  • October 8, 2022 Field Day
  • October 29, 2022 Field Day
  • January 7, 2023 Field Day
  • January 28, 2023 Field Day
  • February 18, 2023 Field Day
  • March 11, 2023 Field Day
  • April 15, 2023 Field Day
  • May 6, 2023 Field Day
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
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