“[My son] being in an outdoor preschool has actually inspired us as a family to be together outdoors more… in adulthood and busy lives it’s something we don’t do enough of. Since [my son] has started school he’s motivated us as a family to go out and do something.  And this has brought us closer together as a family.”

Kacy, Parent

“This is Crazy FUN, I say Crazy Fun!”

Sierra, age 8

“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.”


“Thank you for the confident, funny, talkative, interested, and interesting young man you returned to me after 5 weeks at Coyote Trails.”

Wendy, Parent

“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

“It’s just one big ‘WOW’ for our whole family.”

Carita, Grandmother

“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

“It’s imperative that we get back to our Roots and give our children a foundation for a peaceful existence ~ I am Grateful for Coyote Trails and the Coyote Pup Program for giving my Son this opportunity to learn and play in Nature.”

Markus, Parent

“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 life.”

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

“The important thing about Coyote Trails is that they are fun. I liked all the games.”

Victoria, age 11

“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 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

“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

“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 am constantly busy practicing skills and activities from silent movement, to making natural cordage, to making primitive tools.”

Ariana , age 15, 2008 Bear Skills

“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.”

“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.”

“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!”

“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

“I miss waking up and not knowing what time it is or what we are doing today.”


“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.'”


“My daughter is quiet & inquisitive. Outdoor school has been a nice fit for her because she gets to explore nature and be a part of a small group of children. She is becoming more of a leader among her peers and always seems refreshed after spending the mornings outside. I would recommend outdoor school for any preschooler!”

Justine Wulff

“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.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


Recommendations from Parents

Markus Lyons, 2017

To Whom it May Concern~I'm a proud Father of a Coyote Pup~I feel the Value in this wonderful course for the simple fact that We are a part of Nature~. Our very make up is

Kacy Fumasi, 2017

February 8, 2017 To whom it may concern:    My name is Kacy, and my son, Tristan, attends the Coyote Pups Outdoor Preschool at the Coyote Trails School of Nature, in Southern Oregon. I had

Shakina Drew, Ashland Oregon, 2013

(Classes her son took in Summer 2012: 2 sessions of Little Foxes and 2 sessions of Earth Science).  "I am very grateful for the scholarship for my son who is 5 now (2012). He continues

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Recommendations from Teachers

Cindy Woodard, Oak Grove Elementary

September 2016 Dear Coyote Trails School of Nature, Thank you so much for providing excellent instruction to the 5th grade students at Oak Grove Elementary through the Finding Home Program.  Your visits to Oak Grove

Michele Parr, Oak Grove Elementary

9-1-2016 To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to express my deep appreciation for the Coyote Trails Outdoor Education Program. Our 5th graders here at Oak Grove Elementary have had the great pleasure of

Kristi Burkett, Wilson Elementary

To Whom It May Concern, 5-28-13 I had the pleasure to have my fifth grade students experience the Coyote Trails program this school year. I teach at a Title 1 school in Medford, Oregon. Due

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