Two Coyotes Wilderness School

 

Sticks and Stones Farm
197 Huntingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470


Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Road
Granby, CT 06090

203-843-3112
programs@twocoyotes.org

www.twocoyotes.org/programs/youth-programs/summer-camp/

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We have been safely operating in-person programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on our updated registration policies and public health protocols is available on our COVID-19 Updates page.

 

Feather, Fur & Fin Camp (ages 5-8)
At Feather, Fur, and Fin Camp, we catch frogs and crayfish, track deer, and learn how to move through the forest like animals do. Through games and immersive experiences, your child will practice skills like balance and awareness, learn how to make fires, brew wild teas, and play in the stream.

Wild Botanicals Camp (ages 5-8)
At Wild Botanical Camp, we learn about plant medicine and food by foraging to make healing salves and other simple, wholesome gifts from the land. Your child will try things like dandelion fritters, garlic mustard stir fry, wild tea, and many other delicious wild dishes.

Forts & Shelters 2 Week Camp (ages 5-8 and 9-14)
Forts and shelters capture the imagination of kids. They allow kids to use their minds to design structures, and their hands and bodies to create them. Campers will design and build forts and shelters using the raw materials that nature provides and our historical knowledge of primitive shelters in this area. Sign your wilderness architect up today!

Fire, Wood & Stone 2 Week Camp (ages 5-8 and 9-14)
Fire, wood, stone, bone, and clay are all the raw materials of life. In this camp, your child will make handmade tools and projects from natural materials. Activities campers have done in the past include basketry, pottery, spoon making, bone needles, and building fires.

 

Coyote Pups Caregiver & Child Camp

(ages 0-5 with an adult caregiver)
Do you want your children to have the experience of growing up in a village? Join us for Coyote Pups where you and your little one can explore and learn about nature together. Meet families who share your love of nature and enjoy the community and friendships that form. Over the course of the morning or afternoon, we sing songs, play games, create art, listen to stories, explore the forest, harvest wild feasts & much more!

 

Summer Pups get their first taste of camp meeting every day for a week (M-F) as we build community and get to know each other. In addition, we offer weekly meet-ups to continue getting together throughout the summer.

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Wildwood Adventurers Camp (ages 5-7)
From the eyes of a child, the world is filled with magic. Wildwood Adventures is an imaginary journey into the kingdom of Wildwood: a place of castles, fairies, goblins and adventure! Over the course of the week, our young adventurers embark on heroic quests to help their kingdom. One day they might be sent to find the wintergreen flower at the top of thunder mountain to cure the Queen’s headache, or to free a fairy from a mean troll.

Wildwood Apprentices Camp (ages 8-11)
The Wildwood Apprentices train to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to follow the trails of the creatures of the forest. They will prepare to protect the creatures of the magical kingdom of Wildwood by learning to use body and mind to work as a team and as individuals to help protect the land. While practicing padded boffer sword drills, obstacle courses and scouting challenges, apprentices build mental and physical awareness so they can move in tandem with the wilderness. Apprentices learn from the older Rangers and may bring skills to the younger Adventurers as they navigate what it means to be a hero.

Wildwood Rangers Camp (ages 12-15)
Rangers are the eyes and ears of a kingdom. Part guardian and part spy, they protect the realm from harm. Unlike warriors, rangers rely on stealth and cunning to outwit their foes. Rangers become adept at moving through the forest invisibly, tracking wildlife, surviving in the wild, swordsmanship, and creating herbal remedies. During this camp, your child will go on an imaginary journey to save the kingdom of Wildwood from the forces of evil. Along the way, they will encounter mythical creatures and helpers to aid their journey. They will learn how to spar with padded swords, and to fend off the hoards of goblins and others who intend to keep them from completing their mission. Over the course of the adventure, campers will learn about the qualities and actions that make a person a hero.

Advanced Survival Camp (ages 9-12 and 12-15)

This is an advanced course that teaches wilderness living skills relevant to our region. Through hands-on projects and challenges, campers will have the chance to practice a range of skills such as making friction fire, pottery, basketry, stone tool construction, making bark and wooden bowls, crafting arrows, building advanced shelters, gathering wild plants, and even going on a bullfrog hunt (participation optional!). These skills will be put to the test during an overnight experience on Thursday, when campers may sleep in a survival shelter they built, gather wild food for a feast, make the camp fire by rubbing sticks together, and eat dinner out of a wooden bowl they made. Campers are picked up Friday morning at 10am after their overnight.

 

*PLEASE NOTE – In the event that we cannot host an overnight (i.e. due to weather), this camp will revert to the typical schedule of M-F 9am-3pm.


Scout Tracker Camp (ages 9-12 and 12-15)

In many cultures, scouts were and still are, protectors who serve as the eyes and ears of their people. They learn from an early age the art of stealth and body control. They are taught to be aware of their surroundings and to track both people and animals. Over the course of this camp, students will learn how to become invisible in the woods, sneak out on exciting missions, and learn how to track wildlife. On Thursday evening, campers get to camp out and practice their scout skills in an epic nighttime adventure. Campers are picked up Friday morning at 10am after their overnight.

*PLEASE NOTE – In the event that we cannot host an overnight (i.e. due to weather), this camp will revert to the typical schedule of M-F 9am-3pm.