Teen Apprenticeship 

an immersion in theatrical arts, earthskills, handcraft, and outdoor education!

The Greenwood Apprenticeship is one of the few places you might build a castle, stalk through the woods with a blowgun, sew deerskin shoes, play capture the flag with a bow and foam arrows, don a tutu and an accent, sleep in a hammock-city, and cook fondu over the fire…all in one day. This apprenticeship is an action-packed adventure in a close group of creative peers - making memories that will last a lifetime. 

About the Apprenticeship:


Greenwood apprentices are imagineers, set and costume designers, improv actors, mentors and friends. They are a big part of the magic behind the scenes of the Greenwood and the creative community that inspires and teaches children in the programs. 

During the apprenticeship, teens play games and learn skills alongside the children - helping campers work on crafts and skills as well as acting as characters in the storylines to inspire and challenge them.  We look for passionate, hard-working and creative individuals who want to learn rewilding skills and crafts, to discover and step into their own unique leadership role, and have adventures that they'll never forget.

Our Seasonal Camp Apprenticeship is a part of our theatrical-based Wildlings and Wildwood Camps. As an apprentice in these programs you will help build sets and costumes, play characters, and if theatrics are not your thing, come and support the children and be a part of the outdoor skills and craft aspects of the program. 


Our Wildernest Apprenticeship is a part of our weekly homeschool and after school programs. This apprenticeship is a naturalist and creative-play based exploration of the forest.

Teens age 13 to 18 may apply for any or all of our programs listed below.


Summer Camp 2020 Apprenticeship

Wildwood Quest

(epic live-action role play adventure for ages 8-12)


Session 1: May 25-June 5, 2020

Session 2: June 15-26, 2020

Weekdays, 9AM to 2PM

Planning meetings from 8:30-9am

and debrief from 2-2:30pm


(creative forest exploration for ages 5-7)

Session 1: July 6-10, 2020 

Session 2: July 13-17, 2020

Session 3: July 20-24, 2020

Weekdays, 9AM to 2PM

Planning meetings from 8:30-9am

and debrief from 2-2:30pm

Wildernest Apprenticeship

Wildernest Homeschool 

Tuesdays 9am-2pm

January to April 2020

Wildernest Afterschool 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 


January to April 2020



Our apprenticeships this year are free!