Please Note

Summer of 2018 there will be no day classes offered for students 17 & under. Watch for our wilderness immersion programs. Please click here for a link to our latest newsletter explaining our newly changing programs.

It's just one big 'WOW' for our whole family.

- Carita (Grandmother)

My creativity was inspired in several new ways by the cleverly devised exercises we did in this class and as "homework."

- Camille

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)

2008 Fox TrailI 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)


"The boys were more observant after the camp and their connection to the Earth seemed to have deepened."

- Alandra & Matt (Parents)


"Our son loves learning all the skills and being outside and then coming back and teaching us anything he learns. When they teach him at CTSN, it seems to stick."

- Shakina 


"I know our boys will carry these skills with them to all of their adventures."

- Alandra & Matt


"My son (5) continues to love Coyote Trails; it is a place where he really feels a sense of belonging. He tells me he wants to teach often."


"If I was young again, I would love to spend time here & learn about nature. I have shared with friends and family how lovely this place is; a secluded secret place, yet close to civilization."
- Joan