A unique survival skills program, Trackers (formerly, Running Wild) is designed to teach ancient knowledge and understanding of the natural world combined with unique instruction on the time-honored techniques of wilderness living.
Expect your child to learn about the wonders of their environment and all its natural processes through immersion in a full sensory experience with nature. Earthworks staff encourage kids to explore while working closely with peers to practice wilderness skills such as; shelter building, fire making, wild crafting, identification of flora and fauna, use of plants for food and medicine, purification of water, natural navigation, responsible tool use and more. Our curriculum combines unique outdoor games with challenges that give children the confidence to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Our goal is to activate each child’s curiosity and love for learning while fostering personal growth, social responsibility and bonds that last a lifetime.
This program will take place at on a beautiful six acre private property near Ellison Park.
Fall 2017 Session:
FULLMondays 11:00a – 3:00p Sep 11 – Nov 20 (11 weeks) OPEN Tuesdays 9:00a – 1:00p Sep 11 – Nov 20 (11 weeks) 1st Child : $275 2nd Child: $265
Winter ’17-’18 Session:Mondays 11:00a – 3:00p Dec 4 – Mar 5 (12 weeks) (no class 12/25 & 1/1)
Spring 2018 Session: Mondays 11:00a – 3:00p Mar 12 – Jun 4 (12 weeks) (no class 5/28) 1st Child : $300 2nd Child: $290
Designed especially for young learners, this class brings your child into a world where they are free to discover and feel at home in the woods. Learning without knowing they are even in a class, young children will receive a unique education on the concepts of basic wilderness safety, hiking, ecology, navigation, food and hydration, shelters, and leave-no-trace practices to build their connection to the great outdoors. Kids have a natural curiosity that just can’t be contained! On these hikes, your child can expect hands-on activities, songs, games and stories to create a deep connection to the elements of nature as well as to build skills and memorable experiences to last a lifetime.
This program will take place on Mondaysat Corbett’s Glen located in Rochester.
Fall 2017 Session: FULLMondays 1:00p – 4:00p Sep 11 – Nov 20 (11 weeks)
OPEN Mondays 9:00a – 12:00p Sep 11 – Nov 20 (11 weeks) 1st Child : $220 2nd Child: $210
**TENTATIVE DATES FOR 2018** Early Spring 2018 Session: Mondays 1:00p – 4:00p Mar 5 – May 7 (10 weeks) 1st Child : $200 2nd Child: $190
Late Spring 2018 Session: Mondays 9:00a – 12:00p May 14 – Jun 25 (no class on 5/28) (6 weeks)
1st Child : $120 2nd Child: $110
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 20TH!
NEW! Earthworks Forest PreSchool (3 – 4 yrs)
While Forest Preschool may look and feel like play, our mentors care for and educate our “wee ones” through a subtle weaving of inquiry, community, and a deep respect and love for the nature. Our program now runs for three hours each week and children go home each day filled with memories while also tired, muddy, and full of joy; Learning through spontaneous play, cooperative problem-solving, developing a sense of autonomy in the outdoors, empathy for other living things, and moments of curiosity and delight will be just some of take home treasures after Forest Preschool
This program will take place on Mondays at Corbett’s Glen located in Rochester.
Fall Session: Mondays 1:00p – 4:00p Sep 11 – Nov 20 (11 weeks)
1st Child : $205 2nd Child: $195
Early Spring 2018 Session: Mondays 1:00a – 4:00p Apr 2 – May 7 (6 weeks) Late Spring 2018 Session: Mondays 9:00a – 12:00p May 14 – Jun 25 (no class on 5/28) (6 weeks)