Immersion

Immersion: 4 hours, weekly for a semester

If a program is full, register for the waitlist! That’s how we evaluate where to add more sessions.

Monday

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

Tuesday

Wildkin Foundations

Ages 4-7

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

Wildkin Foundations

Ages 6-13

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

Wednesday

Wee Wildkin Village

Ages 3-6  Register for Waitlist

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

Wildkin Village

Ages 5-13

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

Transform a child into a Coyote Kid!

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 programs like “NinjaCats: Way of the Cougar” can earn their Level One Certificate for the nature learning pathway of the semester, or if a returning student, they can work toward their Level Two Certificate with our guidance. Students of our Naturalist Studies program will have different keepsake project and portfolios each semester. Students of our Wildkin program will spend each term mastering a new Wildkin learning system 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.