California Summer Programs

Family, Youth and Teen Experience & first time Teen Scout in CA!

Program Description:

This is a week-long adventure in learning about nature and the art of survival. You’ll experience the wonder of making fire without matches, creating a shelter that’s warm and safe, moving through the woods and silently approaching an animal. This is an amazing experience in which you’ll connect with nature in a new and powerful way. All skills are taught entirely through hands on and experiential learning techniques. This transformative experience is something treasured by the whole family.

Ages and Prerequisites: Families with children age 4-17, and youth and teens age 10-17

This program is designed for families to attend together and is open for youth, age 10-12, to attend without an adult. Children are divided into age group learning teams and some activities are done with the entire group. In addition to having their own adventures, adults engage in a week long workshop in the basics of “Coyote Teaching”-the methods behind what is being taught.

Students under 7 will be part of the “Coyote Pup’s” group. At this age, special care and appropriate teaching style are important. Parents will be on “call” if their child needs attention.

Teen Scout

Are you ready to dive into the world of the Scout? This advanced week-long course for teens focuses on the lives of the Apache Scouts. Here, we begin to understand what it means to become the eyes and ears of the people as Grandfather and his people taught. This encompasses learning more advanced shelter and fire techniques, animal forms, martial arts study, tracking, invisibility, physical and spiritual workouts, group dynamics, and most importantly, awareness.


July 13-18, 2008
Ages 4-17
Scout- Ages 13-17 who have completed the Family, Youth or Teen Experience
Northern California, North of Napa


$960 for first parent and child (this is the fee for two people)
$460 for each additional family member
$595 single youth (fee for Scout also)

Deposit:            $200 per person attending is due at registration. 
Balance:           The balance for this program is due:      Friday, June 27 th
                            If paying by credit card, you may indicate if you’d like us to
                           automatically charge the balance at the due date.

* Financial Assistance is available.  Click here for our Scholarship Application

Registration Deadline and Procedures

Registration Deadline:          *Friday, June 13th, 2008
*Registrations are taken past the deadline, but if sufficient registration is not received by the deadline, the program will be cancelled.  This allows time for our staff as well as participants who are flying to make transportation arrangements without fear of program cancellation.  If flying in, please do not book flights until after the deadline.
Registration Procedures:
Print the registration form from the website or contact the office to receive via mail. Please make sure a separate medical information page is completed for each family member who will be attending. Submit completed application with the appropriate deposit. You will receive a confirmation including directions and equipment lists upon receipt.

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