Day Courses

Tracking Introduction

Come learn a cool skill and open your eyes to a world all around you.

Tracking is a skill humans used to depend on for survive. It was the first form of reading and storytelling. People could picture the animal moving across the landscape as they followed its tracks. It was for much, much more than just hunting.

This introductory class will teach you all of the basics you need to get started finding and identifying tracks in your own neighborhood or on wild adventures!

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday April 17, 2021

Where: Tracks and Roots Homebase 1 mile from Short Pump Mall, where we have 3 creeks and several acres of forest to explore.

Friction Fire

Learn the ancient art of friction fire while getting fresh air, exercise, and meeting cool people! 

You’ll have the opportunity to make your own friction fire kit to bring home and get step by step instructions on make your first coal!

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Glen Allen, VA

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Wilderness Survival Crash Course

Come meet some cool people and learn the basics of survival. This class will include everything you need to know to survive a few days in the wilderness until help comes or you can walk out:

  • Knife Safety
  • Navigation
  • What to do if lost in a wilderness situation to survive until you can walk out or help comes
  • Several ways of starting fires
  • Finding or making clean water
  • Shelter-building
  • A few ways to find food
  • Hazards

Location: Tracks and Roots headquarters in Glen Allen, VA.


Overnight Courses

Wilderness Survival 101

Ages 14 and up. Minors need a guardian.

Spend two nights in the gorgeous Montpelier, VA. We’ll cover everything covered in the Wilderness Survival Crash Course, plus make our own shelters to sleep in and friction fire kits as well as go into more detail.

September 21, 22, and 23

Tracking 101

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Ages 14 and up. Minors need a guardian.

Dive into tracking and see a world you didn’t realize existed before – right outside your backdoor!

Tracking Weekend 101


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