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.

Upcoming Bear Trail Courses And Events

The Art of Bow Making, Apr. 21-22 & Apr. 28-29, 2018

Join us in creating your very own hunting-weight selfbow from a hickory tree stave.  In four days you will craft your stave into a shooting bow with your own two hands.  In this class you will learn wood selection, harvesting, bow dimension and design, shaping, tillering, making your string, shooting and caring for your bow.

1

Ages: 18-70 (please note -- class is physically demanding)

Dates: April 21-22 & 28-29, 2018 (Class split into two consecutive weekends) 

Location:  Yale Creek Farm in the Little Applegate (details provided upon registration)

Tuition: $350  --  All tools and materials provided.

Details:

Class will run from 9am to about 5-6pm each day.  We will break for lunch (Bring your own lunch and snacks).  If you are from out of town we have nice cabins you can stay in overnight for that weekend for a $25 fee.

Bring notebook, pen, water bottle, lunch and snacks.  On the last day we will be shooting your bow so it is recommended you bring an arm guard and shooting glove/finger tab.

Maximum 8 students.

Coyote Trails Instructors:  Howard Holt (primary) & assistant

IMG 4794

The Art of Bow Making, Jan. 20-21 & Jan. 27-28, 2018

Join us in creating your very own hunting-weight selfbow from a hickory tree stave.  In four days you will craft your stave into a shooting bow with your own two hands.  In this class you will learn wood selection, harvesting, bow dimension and design, shaping, tillering, making your string, shooting and caring for your bow.

1

Ages: 18+

Dates: January 20-21 & 27-28, 2018 (Class split into two consecutive weekends)

Location:  Yale Creek Farm in the Little Applegate (details provided upon registration)

Tuition: $350  --  All tools and materials provided.

 

Details:

Class will run from 9am to about 5-6pm each day.  We will break for lunch (Bring your own lunch and snacks).  If you are from out of town we have nice cabins you can stay in overnight for that weekend for a $25 fee.

Bring notebook, pen, water bottle, lunch and snacks.  On the last day we will be shooting your bow so it is recommended you bring an arm guard and shooting glove/finger tab.

Maximum 8 students.

Coyote Trails Instructors:  Howard Holt (primary) & Hannah Schiestel (assistant)

IMG 4794

The Art of Bow Making, May 26-29, 2017

selfbow 2

Ages: 18+

Join us in creating your very own self bow from a hickory tree stave. 
In four days, you will craft your stave into a shooting bow with your
own two hands.  In this class you will learn wood selection, harvesting, bow dimension and design, shaping, tillering, making your string, shooting and caring for your bow.

 

selfbow

 

Date: May 26 – May 29, 2017
(overnight class)

Price: $425

Location: Yale Creek Farm in the Little Applegate

All tools and materials provided.

Instructor:  Howard Holt – Coyote Trails Instructor

Flintknapping, June 3-4, 2017

Ages: 18+

arrowheads

Have you ever admired the workmanship of an arrowhead or spear point? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the ancient art of flint knapping during this 2-day workshop, for beginners to intermediate level of experience, will cover pressure flaking, percussion work, notching, finishing, and techniques to improve strike accuracy.

Students will take home the pieces they work on. All tools/supplies are included, although participants are welcome to bring their own knapping tools and lithic materials. Bring your own lunches, water bottle, and a notebook. 

Date: June 3-4, 2017
Time: 9am-5pm each day, Saturday & Sunday ** this is not an overnight class ** 
Location: CT Nature Center [Click here for directions to CTNC
Cost: $150 
Limit: 10 students (Early registration recommended)
Instructor: Howard Holt, Coyote Trails Instructor

Cancellation Policy: Notification of cancellation needs to be received ten (10) days prior to the first day of your class in order to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee per transaction. No refunds are issued if cancellation occurs within ten (10) days of your class.

Pre-requisite: Bear Trail
 
As the seasons progress into autumn, it heralds the time for hard work in preparing for the coming hibernation...  Join us this week as we further our knowledge and awareness of earth-living and survival skills during an advanced skills class on the Bear Trail.
 
Picking up where Bear Trail left off, we will cover advanced uses for fire: cooking, fire lays, and primitive emergency tinder bundles. Additionally, we will dive into advanced long-term camp living including: shelters designed for internal fires, travois, camp benches/stools, bulk cordage preparation, packframe construction, trapping techniques, survival bow saws, useful bush knots, rendered fats, advanced trailing and much more. Come prepared for full days and long nights. 
Tool list: knife, small axe, 4-1 file, folding saw, 20" bow saw blade

Tuition: $450 

Location: Coyote Trails Main Campus, Ashland, Oregon  97520