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Upcoming Courses & Events

Oct 4, 2014
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Oct 25, 2014
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014
Category: Overnight Classes
Location: Coyote Trails Campus, Oregon

Nov 8, 2014
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Central Fire Activity

  • Andy Willmore
    3 days ago

    It is not that things have to be hard...nor that we deliberately choose them to be. If people knew what made things hard and difficult, they would not pursue difficult paths, and would climb the mountain in easy ways. But, truth is: the full path is still being discovered.

    No one individual has the answers for all other individuals and can share them in a way that is completely effective; in order for this to work, we literally need to utilize many, many people's talents, strengths, and drive

  • Andy Willmore replied to Poems
    6 days ago
    Decided to write a loosely-sturctured poem about something that came to my mind, and thought that I would share it here. What better place, given...
  • Andy Willmore replied to Fox Trail Skills Practice
    7 days ago
    Glad to, Chris! It was definitely a good way to spend that early part of the morning before dawn came! :) On a different, but still bow...
  • Andy Willmore replied to What I learned from eight months of practicing the Hand Drill
    1 week ago
    Still practicing with the Hand Drill. Still haven't gotten a coal; still being humbled...and rightfully so I think. Found a wonderful hand drill...
  • Chris Willmore replied to Fox Trail Skills Practice
    1 week ago
    It must have been exhilarating to be outside experiencing the coolness of the air, the shine of the moonlight, and the success of achieving a coal....

Latest Field Notes

Sustainability on the Mountain?

By Sean Poynter This fall, I find myself in a new location on the mountain, just a short tromp down the hill from main camp. My goal: create...Read More

OR-7's pups are true wolves

The mate and offspring of resident wolf OR-7 are true wolves. Genetic tests on scat collected this summer revealed that OR-7's mate is a wolf...Read More

Wolf pups grow in number

July 25, 2014 By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune New photos of wolf OR-7's pups show that he and his mate have at least three offspring roaming the...Read More

OR-7 Offspring -- Pups Afterall!

Ceremony pays off once again -- June 4, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore.— Wolf OR7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon’s Cascade...Read More

OR-7 Brings The Love

                  May 13, 2014 By Mark Freeman Mail...Read More


  • Thank you for sharing your skills on how to make ash cakes and pine needle tea. The ash cakes were delicious and the tea tasted citrusy.

    - Mrs. Packard's Class

  • If anybody were to ask what Coyote Trails was like I would run away for fear that I could not tell the greatness of the adventure. Thank you from every corner of my body, thank you.

    - Noah (Age 14)

  • Thank you for the gift of such a generous scholarship. Our son will treasure the memory of his three incredible weeks with you at camp for...

    - Sherrill (Mother)

  • Thanks for coming in and helping with Cooking with Gusto! I got a lot of positive response on the show, come back soon.

    - Julia (Radio Show Host)

  • I got to spend a week without time up in the woods with a lot of people who are interested in some of the same things as I am!

    - Kaya (Age 11)
    2008 Fox Trail

  • Aside from giving unmatched joy, tranquility, hope and peace of mind, my Coyote Trails experience has left me as enlightened as an ape in the fields of Africa...

    - Connor (Age 17)
    2008 Fox Trail & Fox Naturalist

  • Coyote Trails has brought to my life a relationship with nature that is truly meaningful. I look at the natural world now with a deeper understanding and humility towards all things. Learning the skills of our ancestors, and living the philosophy of the natural world, Coyote Trails has helped me to realize what truly matters in my life.

    - Johann (Age 14)
    2008 Fox Trail & Bear Trails

  • The important thing about Coyote Trails is that they are fun. I liked all the games.

    - Victoria (Age 11)

  • The best thing about Coyote Trails is it is free and open hearted, you have changed my life.

    - Rashelle (Age 10)

  • Coyote Trails helps you become free, to have determination, to never give up and to think good things. Fight until the world shatters.

    - Emily (Age 11)

  • I want to thank you again for I am a different person after this summer. Most kids my age only care about drugs and alcohol, I now have so much more to be happy about, thanks.

    - Darren (Age 24)

  • My relationship with my grandson has deepened...He is a lot more accessible to me. It was a wonderful bonding experience for us. He has really come to appreciate me a lot more, which is a great gift to me. He is also a lot more connected with the natural world.

    - Kaia (Grandmother)
    2008 Fox Trail

  • I remember the beautiful stories and the laughter and I know I want to come again.

    - Althea (Age 17)
    2008 Bear Skills

  • I am constantly busy practicing skills and activities from silent movement, to making natural cordage, to making primitive tools.

    - Ariana (Age 15)
    2008 Bear Skills

  • We have been coming to CTSN for 6 years. My boys are now 13 and 17 and the positive impact this program has had on them, I can truly say, has been life changing and one of the most important things I have ever done for them and for myself.

    - K. Daniels

  • I just plain loved being out in nature, learning and laughing 24-7.

    - Sarah (Age 14)

  • I had fun because we got to learn so many things and see footprints from animals.

    - Tori (Age 12)

  • The food was great! I want to eat like that all the time.

    - Alexa

  • I miss waking up and not knowing what time it is or what we are doing today.

    - Alexa

  • Thank you for the confident, funny, talkative, interested, and interesting young man you returned to me after 5 weeks at Coyote Trails.

    - Wendy (Mother)

  • There aren't many sites or programs that give thanks and appreciation for the Earth this openly. It makes me feel empowered to be my self always!

    - Maddee

  • One of my dreams is to travel to Africa, and to go with my Coyote Trails family would be incredible! Coyote Trails Belize was a life changing trip.

    - Ben Daniels

  • Our trip to Belize with Coyote Trails was truly UNBELIZABLE! It was a chance of a lifetime and a life changing experience.

    - Pam & Eric Fitch

  • The online mentoring did a lot for me. I was, and still am, so thankful to have a person with so much knowledge and experience guiding me along my journey.

    - Dave

  • I want to express to you how thankful I am for ALL you have done for my son. We were discussing Coyote Trails the other day as one of the primary influences on his life. He needed exactly what you and the program provided.

    - Kelley

  • I am so proud of my son that he is empowered to live in the wild without fear and the need to bring "things" with him.

    - Kelley

  • Recently our son toured on bicycle. Because he had your training and your personal example of integrity, I did not worry about him (mostly!). Thank you and please know how important your work is in this world of technological "sophistication."

    - Mother

  • This is Crazy FUN, I say Crazy Fun!

    - Sierra (Age 8)

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