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Upcoming Courses & Events

 
Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

 
Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

 
Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
Category: Overnight Classes
Location: EarthTeach Forest Park, Oregon

 
Jul 19, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Category: Overnight Classes
Location: EarthTeach Forest Park, Oregon

Community - Activity Stream

  • Andy Willmore
    1 week ago

    So I decided to practice hand drill today, using the longest teasel stalk I've ever tried out for hand drill (it might be two feet tall...it is at least close!), on a nice, soft, dry, and almost 'punky' cedar fireboard.

    I'm shocked at how well this combination can work - that was actually easy! I've gotten two coals in a row - one in less than a minute - and my hands could still go for a third.

    Take a look at the three pictures I uploaded of the hand drill kit below, if you are interested.

  • Andy Willmore shared 3 photos in the Fire Skills Practice 2014-2015 album
    1 week ago

    Pictures of bow drill, hand drill, and other fire tool pictures that relate to making, nurturing, and sustaining fire from natural materials.
  • Sandy Willmore replied to Book Group - The Way of the Scout
    2 weeks ago

    CHAP 4 - "The Factory" Reading this was like going through scout class again. For me, it was a wonderful lesson in details. The rules were all laid...

  • Sandy Willmore replied to Book Group - The Way of the Scout
    2 weeks ago

    Hey everyone. I know folks are on mountain and internet posting might be limited. I'm going to keep posting chapters and comments, though, and that...

  • Katie
    2 weeks ago

    up on the mountain for the summer! what a magical crew. - feeling blessed

  • Katie has a new avatar.
  • Katie replied to Awareness and seeing without eyes
    2 weeks ago

    haha yeah pharrell does it right. more spontaneous dance parties, eh?!

  • Joe replied to Fox Trail Skills Practice
    2 weeks ago

    HAPPY SOLSTICE: Tomorrow is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest day in the south--that is, the "June solstice."...

  • Joe replied to Awareness and seeing without eyes
    2 weeks ago

    Just finished up a Teen Rite of Passage and Staff Training for 2015 summer crew- what an amazing group of positive thinkers and a gifted team!!...

  • Sam Daniels
    3 weeks ago

    "A miracle is a shift in perception, from fear to love." -Marianne Williamson

Latest Field Notes

Positive Effort to Save African Lions

Positive Effort to Save African Lions Kigali (AFP) - Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was...Read More

Another young Wolf sets sights on Southern Oregon

Another young Wolf sets sights on Southern Oregon Klamath Falls Herald & News A second wolf known to have disbursed from the Imnaha Pack in Northeastern Oregon has made his way to Southern...Read More

"Impacts of Change" by Sam Daniels

"Impacts of Change" by Sam Daniels This story starts back when I was much younger. I was six years old, pretty much an average kid to the common eye, but I was different. I was...Read More

From CTSN World HQ

From CTSN World HQ To the present team of Coyote Trails and all of the former staff, parents, teachers, and you who have helped build this non-profit from the ground...Read More

From the Mountain Top

From the Mountain Top Written by Tori Davis: "Hello from the mountain top. We have been having so much fun here. We have been working very hard to get our shelter...Read More

Members

Testimonials

  • 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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