The question that a lot of people always want to ask but don't when it comes to trailing: Is this real? Can a you or I really learn to follow a trail, track by track, without the aid of sand or snow or mud? It is common in myths, books, and movies to see incredible feats of tracking and several hyped up and popularized trackers make wild claims of skill with little to no verification, so it leaves a question, is the art of trailing real or just something humans wish they could do? Do you have to be a wilderness god or raised by indigenous people to really be able to trail?
ROOTS Youth Programs
ROOTS School offers many youth aged programs. Below are a few of our offerings. Click here for a full course listing.
Exploring the wilds, learning to create with your hands, building trust and confidence in yourself, and having fun are all critical parts of childhood. Our children's programs strive to reach out to students as individuals to help them take responsibility for their own learning and behaviors. We work with children ages 6 and up, with all level of experience with these skills and understandings, and because of this we have learned to match the challenges we provide with the students who are with us.
The transition between child and adult is a time of explosive growth, learning, and challenge. The studies of survival, tracking, the natural world, and advanced primitive skills create a real crucible for forging who we will be in our future. The natural world sets the rules, and we have to learn to listen, to take accountability, and to preserver, or else we feel the consequences. This is a core lesson of our programs for teenagers, if you want to be skilled, capable, and self reliant, you have to accept and work with the the realities of the world in which we live.