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Do you want to spend more time outside and meet others who do as well? Adventure Apprenticeship provides adolescents with opportunities for social and personal growth and the challenge of developing competency in a diverse spectrum of skills. Cohorts meet with a committed mentor/instructor weekly developing new skills and competencies, new relationships and friendships and heightened levels of confidence, initiative, responsibility and connection. These gatherings occur on a weekday night with their Guide who will lead a hard and/or soft skills practice. This could include anything from fire building, plant ID or spoon carving to a discussion about taking initiative, responsible use of technology is or environmental values. About once a month Cohorts attend a weekend field trip visiting different ecosystems in various seasons and practice wilderness skills in depth. Three of these monthly outings will be 2 day/1 night overnight trips where participants use teamwork, the skills they have been developing and even the tools they have crafted to thrive outside. We will generally try to keep cohorts at or below 8 participants. As enrollment requires cohorts will be assigned according to grade level. Outdoor Apprenticeship provides a safe place for risk taking, for making new and close friendships and for being pushed to grow toward becoming a powerful young man or woman. We practice integrity and respect for and curiosity about the natural world. It is a commitment to take part as a cohort member for 7 months and participants should expect to work through challenges. Over the course of 7 months participants are recognized for their accomplishments and work toward various acknowledgements and certifications as well as earning an Earth Name. We hope you will consider joining a group and taking the challenge to become a bigger version of yourself and a more connected citizen of the natural world.