Apprenticeship Program

We are looking for 3 apprentices this fall! Is it you? Level up your mentoring and wilderness skills while being in service, and see our epic youth nature programs from the inside ! (If you are a parent, consider sending your child to one of the programs while you apprentice).

Taking it a step further from environmental education, nature connection mentoring seeks to help individuals grow as people and in community, while growing in connection with the more-than-human world. This program is an opportunity to be supported in at least 3 broad areas of development:
  • Becoming a better naturalist
  • Practicing and teaching survival and / or earth-based skills
  • Learning the Art of mentoring

We will look for ways to help you express your gifts and passions, as well as ways to expand your learning edges.

What we offer:


  • A 3 day training with our team: August 29th, 30th and 31st
  • A once a month (for 3 months) custom training with one of our Coyote staff (Steve, or other). Sundays: October 8, November 5th, December 3rd. 
  • Join any of our fall adult trainings for free (some exceptions / extra material fees may apply).
  • Participate in a Survival Skills Challenge in the wilderness, December: 8,9,10
  • Staff end of season debrief: Friday December 15th

What you give:


Committing to be an assistant staff for the fall season of one or two of our programs: 
  • Foxes and Otters, ages 7 – 12, Angrignon Park – two Saturdays a month, plus one weekend trip
  • Dragonflies, ages 5 – 9, Grand Potager in Verdun – two Saturdays a month
  • Mont Royal Marmots + the Jays and Crows program, ages 7 – 12 ( these are two Sunday monthly programs, one on Mont-Royal, the other at Jardin Carya in the west island). 
Details and dates via our youth programs page:

(Options to continue into the spring season as well.)



  • A valid police backcheck
  • 18 years or older
  • Experience working with youth
  • Lots of passion for outdoor adventure


Please send an email to: describing your experience, why you are interested, which program you’d like to be a part of and we’ll follow up with you shortly.

Deadline to apply: August 18th, 2023

Contact us if you have any questions or comments!!

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