Homeschool Tracker’s Club

Ages 6 – 12       Fall 2019       Skyliner Lodge

Tracker’s Club is for homeschool families who want their children to understand and feel deeply connected to the
natural world. 

Children Will:

  • Develop a deeper connection with nature
  • Gain knowledge about local plants, animals, and ecosystems in Central Oregon
  • Learn interpersonal skills and make friends
  • Become better at maintaining focus
  • Learn how to thrive in challenging situations
  • Exercise their growing minds so that they can develop in a positive and healthy setting

Your programs have changed my son’s life in very powerful ways. He learned to embrace his uniqueness! I saw him grow into a more confident young man that is more in touch with himself on a spiritual level and with nature. He learned to be quiet within himself and for him that has been profound!

Thank you for all you offer!

Jenny Kettle

Program Description

Our Tracker’s Club homeschool program consists of outings that provide adventure and rich learning opportunities for children ages 6 – 12. The program is open to all families, even if you do not homeschool. Spending time outdoors learning, playing, and exploring has countless benefits for children’s emotions, physical health, social development, and happiness.* In the Tracker’s Club program, we venture to natural areas within and surrounding Bend, Oregon, allowing participants to experience and study the land they call home. Each class has a unique and fun theme such as “Survival Skills” and “Tracking.” Although we follow a curriculum, we also welcome spontaneous exploration, investigation, and intuitive changes of focus. Our learning philosophies and many of our activities are inspired by Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown. We highly encourage you to read this literature to gain a better understanding of our program. Participants document their experiences in a journal that they can reflect upon and cherish for many years to come. We facilitate a variety of activities such as nature arts and crafts, attuning to the wild, tracking, primitive skills, survival skills, nature songs, and much more!

*Health Benefits to Children From Contact with the Outdoors & Nature is an essay that outlines the many reasons why spending time in nature is essential to children’s well being.

Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Tuesdays September 24th – December 3rd 2019
10am – 3pm
Ages 6 – 12

“Edible and Medicinal Plants Level 1″ – September 24th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Edible and Medicinal Plants Level 2” – October 1st, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Shelter Building Level 1” October 8th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Shelter Building Level 2” October 15th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Mapping & Navigation Level 1” October 22nd, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Mapping & Navigation Level 2” October 29th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Local Animals Level 1” November 5th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Local Animals Level 2 November 12th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Cold Weather Survival Level 1” – November 19th, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge
“Cold Weather Survival Level 2” – December 3rd, 2019 – Skyliner Lodge

Notice: No class on November 26th


$444 Early Bird through September 1st/ $467 Regular

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