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All Locations for Parents

By Molly Deis, Founder

We’ve come a long way since our first eclectic location directly across from Oaks Bottom Park. I often have conversations with many parents who don’t realize there’s a Trackers in their neighborhood. They get really excited when I tell them. So I wanted to review all our pick-up and drop-off options for Portland Area and beyond!


SE Portland

4617 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR
This is Trackers Central, where you will find the most camp offerings. It also includes our nearby Annex.

Portland Waldorf School

2300 SE Harrison St Milwaukie, OR
We’re excited to offer camps at PWS to all families of the Milwaukie and beyond. Pro-tip to parents, parking is great here!

NE Portland

2727 NE 54th Ave. Portland, OR
Based out of St. Rose of Lima school, our NE Portland camps are in their 6th year with one of our fullest camp offerings.

N Portland

4822 N Vancouver Ave Portland, OR
New this year! And just off Williams Avenue, this site is a convenient option for many families in North Portland.

Cedar Hills

330 SW Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR
Right near the Nike Campus and only 1 minute from the Sunset Hwy, our new Cedar Hills site has proven very popular.

W Portland

5656 SW Humphrey Blvd Portland, OR
Close to our original W Portland site, this is more convenient for parents near both Schools Ferry Rd and the Sunset Hwy.

Happy Valley

16581 SE Hagen Rd Happy Valley, OR
Located at Pendarvis Farm, not too far from New Seasons in Happy Valley and site of the famous Pickathon festival.

Vancouver

10606 NE 14th St Vancouver, WA
You can find us at the Cascadia Montessori School. This is our 2nd year in this welcoming community.

Sandy

41515 SE Thomas Rd Sandy, OR
Day Camps are now available to families in Sandy. Now I drop my own kids off with a much shorter commute!

Overnight – Camp Roslyn

Thomas Rd Sandy, OR
Our new overnight site includes a newly remodeled historic school with a full-fledged dining hall.

Overnight Basecamp

Marmot Rd, Sandy, OR
Camp Trackers, our original residential site, is now our Basecamp for adventures in climbing, kayaking and more.

Overnight Expeditions

Adventures in the Pacific NW
Expeditions travel the Pacific Northwest. We visit the San Juan Islands, Oregon Coast and even backpack the Cascades.


I hope this review is helpful in knowing all our Portland sites. Also, don’t forget, Trackers has been in the Bay Area since 2008 and this year you can also find us in Denver and the Seattle area.

See You In The Forest,

Molly Deis
Trackers Earth
Founder & Mom

By Tony Deis, Founder

Tracking is the original education. The Tracker learns from seeing their entire environment. Yes, the study of Tracking includes secondary resources such as books and other media. Yet at its foundation is an insatiable curiosity developed through routines of observation, and by mapping the most subtle details we see in the world around us.

Tracking is a gateway to a lifetime of adventure. Education should be an adventure, and real adventure is always an education. Learning Tracking is a course of study framed through service with 3 Connections:

Family & Community
Nature & the More-Than-Human-World
Many Generations Beyond Our Lifetime

The most relevant skill to the Tracker is the art of tracking. It teaches more than how to trail and follow animals, it’s about how we see and map the world—identifying patterns through layers and details both small and grand.The education of a Tracker offers teachings in our 4 Guilds:

Rangers The study of Forest Craft, Animal Tracking & Nature Awareness.
Wilders The study of Wildcrafting, Plants, and Wilder Gardens (Horticulture).
Mariners The study of Fishing, Boating, and Ecology (with Economics).
Artisans The study of Handcraft, Storytelling, and Sociology.

The skills of each Guild are learned by going outdoors into Nature, and by applying the core awareness of a Tracker along with hands-on skills of foraging and Forest Craft in nature.

Training in the skills of our Guilds teaches the routine of always mapping what you learn, and, to a greater extent, how you learn. Ultimately, Tracking is how all humans, all our ancestors, first learned about the world. It’s a way of learning and seeing that can benefit both the children of today and many generations beyond our lifetime.

Keep On Tracking,

Tony Deis
Trackers Earth
Founder & Dad