Adult Programs

Join us for an epic adventure over a few months, or for a one-day workshop!

North Star

An immersive experience to train and level up your wilderness living skills. Fire, shelter, comfort!
Drop-in option available!

6 sessions / 1 camping trip
Fall 2023


Cultivate the tools of the wildlife tracker, year round!
Drop-in option available!
14 sessions
Fall 2023

Nature Mentor Training

An experiential training based on our approach to nature connection and mentoring.
To be announced

The Forest Feast

Learn to cook with fire and forage wild food from the land. Connect to nature through food!
Drop-in option available!

6 sessions
Fall 2023


Learn about trees, orientation, survival; craft your own mittens and knife and so much more!

Drop-in option available!
Fall 2023

Field Ecologist

A monthly campout on a specific topic.
Drop-in option available!
7 camping trips
Spring 2023


My journey at Coyote Programs began when I first saw [CP Director] Steve make a coal with a hand drill. It sparked a deep desire in me to acquire this magical skill. When I had finally signed up for the North Star and the Nature Mentorship Training, it came with additional practices such as gratitude giving, communal singing, awareness games and sit spots … practices that had nothing to do with making a fire and in which I had no interest. This was a classic trickster coyote trap. By the end of this spring, gratitude giving, awareness training and sit spots had begun to work a profound change in the way I function in nature AND in the city. I realized that primitive skills are a misnomer. Calming your mind, training your awareness, staying positive when facing challenges are life skills that are timeless. They are as much a necessity today as they were 20,000 years ago. The experience I had at Coyote has greatly enriched my life and I highly recommend it to anyone. And yes, I finally made a coal with a hand drill!!!

- Faiyaz Hasan, Apprentice, Nature Mentor and North Star graduate

Nature Mentor Training enriched the way I play outdoors with my children. It gave me the confidence I needed to go outdoors more regularly with children, as a teacher, parent or neighbor. The program taught me how to have fun at the park in any weather, and now I can more easily transmit that enthusiasm to kids! Most importantly, I now notice nature everywhere (even in the city!) and how youth are very interested in learning more…but not necessarily from a textbook.”

- Muriel Bontemps, mother, teacher, Nature Mentor and North Star graduate

“Last year I had an amazing time completing the Nature Mentor Training with Coyote Programs. It was an adventurous and joyful community experience. I have always felt deeply connected to the natural world, and through this program, the scope of my knowledge deepened. I learned to identify plants, and was challenged in adapting to different weather conditions. Building a stronger connection with the natural world has had a tremendously positive impact on my mental health and well-being. As I learn about the many living things around me, and better understand my connection to them, I feel increasingly less isolated. If you’re looking for an extra push or motivation to get outdoors, and to challenge yourself, I can’t recommend Coyote Programs highly enough!

- Participant, 2016

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