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Upcoming Courses & Events

Feb 15, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Feb 21, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Feb 28, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Mar 7, 2015
Category: Day Classes
Location: Coyote Trails' Nature Center, Oregon

Central Fire Activity

  • Joe replied to Fox Trail Skills Practice
    Happy Thanksgiving and gratitude for being who you are - all of us here at CTSN appreciate you the life-long learner.
  • Katie
    6 days ago

    COOPER'S HAWK perched on the hood of my car while I was in it.
    Instant karmic feedback on giving a grandma a ride to her grandson's elementary school? Possibly. - feeling blessed

  • Ariel replied to IIT Aikido Awareness Reflection
    7 days ago
    My instructor calls me tigger because I get so excited when I feel it or get it my natural reaction is to bounce! I have learned there is a time...
  • Ariel replied to IIT Aikido Awareness Reflection
    7 days ago
    When do you accommodate and when do your stand ground? How much do you give with out losing center? To what degree of subtlety do you respond? I'm...
  • Sandy Willmore replied to IIT Aikido Awareness Reflection
    1 week ago
    Love it, fear it. I totally get that. You are a poet, Ariel. Keep it coming. :-)

Latest Field Notes

It started back around 2007 ...

By Lindy Newman: Much of my personal character I owe to the earth and to the people who taught me to love it. I could mince words all day trying to...Read More

The Owls

By Amanda Smith: So the summer starts out and I can’t find the owls ... Then one morning I wake up and go to a sit spot, not a special...Read More

March to save Wildlife-

By Susan Njanji Johannesburg (AFP) - Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching...Read More

Rhino Auctions to Be Held in S. Africa as Poachers Plague Park

By Antony Sguazzin Oct 1, 2014 South African National Parks plans to auction rhinos this year as part of a plan to create protected populations of...Read More

Vacation becomes life-changing experience

The following is from Kelly Daniels, who writes of her families first trip to Coyote Trails 9 years ago: "An unexpected, unforeseen outcome from...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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