Family, Youth and Teen Tracking and Awareness Adventure

Program Description:

This class dives into Tracking and Nature Awareness. We will be doing wisdom of the marks and learning more of the ancient Lipan Apache “pressure release” studies in a fun and exciting way. Many tracking adventures await young trackers, learning how to read the “oldest” language that is written on the ground. Spending days on lost person scenarios, trailing animals, mapping projects, concentric ring studies, bird language, sign tracking, scat analysis, journaling, and many tracking and awareness games. Join us in preserving and learning these most valuable skills of survival.

Ages and Prerequisites: Families with children age 10-17

This program is designed for families to attend together or for youth and teens age 10-17 to attend alone. Parents must participate in the program with their children. During the program, kids are divided into age appropriate groups and the parents, while participating sometimes with their children, also have their own group to learn the skills. Students must have completed the Family, Youth and Teen Experience course before attending.


July 5-10, 2009
New Jersey- Camp Sheppards Mill


$1315 for first parent/child (fee is for two people)
$600 for each additional family member
$795 single youth

* Please note, fees increase by $30 if registering after the Early Registration Deadline.

Bridge Program:  If you will be staying for more than one week and would like to stay at camp between programs the following fees cover from noon on Friday until the next program begins on Sunday. 
     Youth or Teen:  $70 for Bridge Program (for unaccompanied minors)
     Family:  $35 per person (includes food and camping only, no supervision or programming)

Deposit:            $200 per person attending is due at registration. 
Balance:           The balance for this program is due:      Friday, June 19th
                            If paying by credit card, you may indicate if you’d like us to
                           automatically charge the balance at the due date.

* Financial Assistance is available.  Click here for our Scholarship Application

Registration Deadline and Procedures

Early Registration Deadline:         June 5th
*Registrations are taken past the deadline, but if sufficient registration is not received by the deadline, the program will be cancelled.  This allows time for our staff as well as participants who are flying to make transportation arrangements without fear of program cancellation.  If flying in, please do not book flights until after the deadline.
Registration Procedures:
Print the registration form from the website or contact the office to receive via mail.  Please make sure a separate medical information page is completed for each family member who will be attending.  Submit completed application with the appropriate deposit.  You will receive a confirmation including directions and equipment lists upon receipt.

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