Coyote Trails exists to move the few who will help move the many. 

Education Programs

Courses and Classes

All of our classes are available for public school, private school/groups, charter school, and homeschool groups. Class series available for all topics.

This is a generalized list of the types of classes we provide. We customize each program for each group, & account for the time of year (for example: Edible & Medicinal Plants class will be different in winter than it will be in late spring). In general, we try to keep a small age range for a group in order to provide the best learning conditions for the students, but we are willing to work with groups who have a larger age range as well.

Program Title

Grade Level



Wilderness Navigator!


Compass, survival, and landscape study

1-4 hours

Survival Science!


Shelter, water, fire food: science keeps you alive!

2+ hours



Animal tracking, movement, and identification

1-6 hours

Earth Art


Baskets, cordage, flint knapping*, dyes, natural crafting

4+ Hours

Fire I


Matches, strikers, and fire structure.

2-4 Hours

Fire II


Steel and flint, bow drill, hand drill, tinder bundle

2-4 Hours



Debris hut, structure and science

2+ hours

Early Civilization


Food prep/cook, keeping camp, hide tanning*, water purification

3-6 Hours

Edible & Medicinal Plants


Edible, native plants, and medicinal uses

1-2 Hours

Evolution of…


Hunting or fire technologies through time

2-4 Hours

Awareness studies I


Intro to awareness, wilderness movement

1-4 Hours

Awareness studies II


Advanced landscape awareness and movement

2-4 Hours

Little Foxes @ School


Nature exploration, introduction to skills

1-4 Hours

Visual Journaling


Multimedia documentation of experiences and memories

2-4 Hours

The Art of Thrival


Comfort crafting: seats, mats, baskets, keeping camp

2-4 Hours

Leadership: Practices for Self


Introduction to mentorship, learning to work in a team

2-4 Hours

Movement and Awareness


Natural movement, early human and landscape studies, ecology

2-4 Hours

Wilderness Safety & Survival


Lost-proofing/navigation, intro to survival, basic first aid (no certification)

2-6 Hours

Traditional Handcrafts


Baskets, cordage, flint knapping*, natural crafting

2-5 Hours

Estimated Costs

Adjusted for number of students & program length. If additional preparation and/or materials are required, there will be additional costs. Joint grant writing opportunites are available; contact us with your specific class needs. 

Day Classes (for groups of 5 or more students):
1-2 hour Workshop: $6- $20 per student.
3-5 hour Workshop: $10 - $35 per Student.

Small Group Day Classes:
Classes for groups of less than five are priced on a sliding scale of $20- $65 per student for a 1-5 hour class.

Day Camps:
$145- $260

Weekend Overnights
$195 - $295

Weeklong Overnights
$675 - $1599

Extended Overnight classes (2 weeks-1 month)
$1200 - $4700

Class Prices vary depending on number of students, cost of materials, length of class, travel costs, etc. To schedule a class with us, or to get an exact price quote, contact our Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-772-1390.

For more information on Private Skills Mentoring contact our office!

Amanda and Kids inspecting nature

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  • 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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