Wildkin Village

Join us each week at the magnificent Mount Pisgah Arboretum for nature adventures. Small all-outdoor cohorts for a safe, enriching, and super fun learning experience.

  • Ages: 4-6 (for Wee Wildkin Village) and 5-13
  • When: Wednesdays, 9:30am-1:30pm. Wee Wildkin 10:30-1:30 (also on Fridays)
  • Where: Mount Pisgah Arboretum
  • Schedule: Spring 2022 semester is January 31st to May 13th. See calendar below for holidays.
  • Enrollment: Open until February 5th.
  • Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
  • Tuition: Four monthly payments or one payment of $596 for half a school year (one semester). Scholarships available by application after registration.
  • *We have more Coyote Kids Immersion programs for ages 4-13 on Monday and Tuesday.

**For Afterschool programs, we follow the no-school days on the 4J elementary school calendar.  For Immerison, we will hold all classes except for a few national holidays that 4J follows.**

Notable no-school days for 2022 are as follows:

Feb 21 (M) No School – Presidents Day

  • No CK! Afterschool
  • Immersion is running

March 18 (F) No School — Staff Work Day 

  • No CK! Afterschool
  • Immersion is running

March 21-25 (M-F) No School — Spring Break

  • All regular CK! programs will be closed. Instead, we will be running week-long and one single day Spring Break camps.

April 15 (F) No School — Prof. Dev. day

  • No CK! Afterschool
  • Immersion is running


  • We will also follow the lead of 4J schools for canceling programs due to inclement weather. Please refer to the 4J Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute updates. 

Preparing For Camp

Financial Aid

Nature connection is for everyone. That’s why we are committed to making nature camps accessible for as many families as possible. We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for families who would like to attend our programs. Discounts are available for up to half off the program cost.


Scholarships for up to 50% of tuition are available any of our Coyote Kids! programs. You can apply for these scholarships after you register.

Homeschooling/Charter Funds
Are you a participant in the Fossil Distance Learning Program or TEACH Northwest? Whole Earth Nature School is happy to support families in utilizing their funds to attend Coyote Kids. Just email us ( and we can set up an invoice for you.


Wee Wildkin Village

Ages 4-6

Wednesdays 10:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Wildkin Village

Ages 5-13

Wednesdays 9:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Coyote Kids Love nature!

“After missing out on school this spring, the opportunity to send my daughter to a camp we felt safe about this summer was amazing. Her confidence was boosted and I could tell she loved having a fun environment where she could learn and use her imagination around other kids; she really thrives on that interaction. Thanks for all your efforts!” – Testimonial by a parent of a 2020 summer camper


Guided social-emotional growth in humanity’s natural habitat.

Your child will build a relationship with the natural world and with others through mentored open-ended play opportunities in nature, with each child learning to take on a helpful role in our village. Students are guided in their growth by the Wildkin learning system and caring and knowledgeable instructors. This program:

  • Honors each child’s curiosity and passions
  • Fosters collaboration with a learning community beyond a single age
  • Seamlessly integrates of diverse learning styles
  • Provides hands-on real-world challenges
  • Utilizes Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf approaches

All of our programs follow natural learning processes, and Wildkin Village takes that to the next level by having the instructor set up a learning environment and community and the students drive the learning.

The outdoors is the ideal place for this experiential learning because it is ripe with opportunities for exploration, discovery, and play. Students can move, build, express themselves, and observe using their five senses.

Instructors support students by sharing interesting books, stories, and activities as well as helping students have the resources to pursue their interests. Each student will choose a Wildkin community role that provides them with quests/missions for growing in how they work with others. Instructors also help students set personal goals and find the resources and discipline to meet those goals. In turn, the child grows and matures in their relationship to themselves, their community, and the earth.

Additional Coyote Kids Immersion Programs


Way of the Wolverine – “Survival Island”

Ages 5-8

Mondays 9:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Way of the Wolverine – “Survival Island”

Ages 8-13

Mondays 9:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum


Wildkin Foundations

Ages 4-7

Mondays 9:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Wildkin Foundations

Ages 6-13

Mondays 9:30-1:30 
At Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Transform a child into a Coyote Kid!