Spring 2023

  • When: Once weekly (you may sign up for multiple days)
    • 4-6 age groups: 10:30am-1:30pm
    • All other age groups: 9:30 am-1:30pm
  • Schedule: Spring 2023 will run from January 16th to May 19th. 
    • Our programming accounts for holidays off.  The only time we are not in session is for federal holidays.  We do NOT take off public school no-school days (like parent-teacher conferences).
    • Days off are:
      • Jan 16th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
      • Feb 20th: President’s Day
      • March 27–31st: Spring break
  • Before camp care:  We are now offering one hour of care before the older camps start on Tuesday and Wednesday!
    • If you have kiddos in both the early and late sessions, you can now drop them off at the same time rather than navigating separate drop offs.
    • Limited spaces available. Cost for the term is $85.
  • Enrollment: Closed February 20th.
  • Student to Instructor ratio: 
    • Four-hour programs have a staff ratio of 6 students to 1 instructor
    • Three-hour preschool programs (ages 4-6) have a staff ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor.
  • Scholarships:  We love to give scholarships!
    • Please apply if cost is a barrier for your child to attend and navigate to our scholarships page for further details.
  • *We also have a Coyote Kids Afterschool program for two hours afterschool at neighborhood schools/parks.

Program Options:


Coyote Kids: Learning Pathways

Ages 5-7 or 8-12

At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

$701.59 for a 17-week program. Scholarships and payment plans available.

Learn skills of wildcrafting, plant ID, and caretending while playing fun games, creating delicious things to eat from nature, and using your nature journal. Earn a Level 1 Certificate in Way of the Raccoon!


Coyote Kids: Foundations

Ages 4-6 or 7-11

At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

$701.59 for a 17-week program. Scholarships and payment plans available.

Before-care for 4-6 is $85

Practice being in tune with nature’s rhythms through exploration and habits for nature connection and well-being. Take part in co-creating your learning community and making decisions as a group.



Coyote Kids:  Village

Ages 7-11

At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

$701.59 for a 17-week program. Scholarships and payment plans available.

Settle into “earth time” and focus on the skills and connections that are meaningful to you, with peers for support and instructors as guides for self-driven learning.


More about what we do

  • Programs are all outdoors
  • Kids learn real outdoor skills
  • Connect with nature right near where you live
  • Each term features new learning focus

Looking for an educational outdoor program that offers real skills? You have come to the right place. Coyote Kids! is an opportunity for kids to become students of nature. Our trained nature mentors guide students to finding a deeper understanding of the natural world and their place in it. Our program structure includes a mix of directed activity and child-led play which allows students to explore the natural environment on their own terms. Learn more about what makes us different.

Between our rotating curriculum and the inspiration provided by nature and our highly trained instructors, every term of Coyote Kids is unique, year after year. Students of our Learning Pathways learn skills through play and story, working toward a Certificate. Students of our Foundations program will explore the land far and wide while building healthy routines for nature connection. Students of our Village program will spend each term mastering a new team role. 

Parents receive a periodic email newsletter that describes what has been happening at Coyote Kids! nature camp (including pictures!) and includes our weekly “Dirt Time” assignments. While optional, those kids who choose to complete their Dirt Time assignments will receive a custom Coyote Kids bandanna that they can use to show off their achievement, as well as 75 additional uses!

All of our students work on learning skills of survival, awareness, and self sufficiency to develop independence and deepen their relationship with nature. All of our students have opportunities to achieve certifications in things like fire building, shelter construction, animal track ID, navigational skills, wild plant uses, and more in their Learning Pathways passport.