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Concentric Rings Update

posted Nov 21, 2015, 12:25 PM by Andrew Hov

This autumn, COTEF has been running concentric rings programs in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvanian for private groups such as homeschool groups, school groups and Boy Scout Troops.  They have been tremendously successful programs for all participants!  Recently, Scout Troop 86 from NJ had a weekend wilderness survival skills program.  They built a waterproof debris hut, made fire from the landscape, tracked deer, made stone tools and much more.

Concentric Rings programs are powerful learning experiences which seek to foster positive associations with being outdoors while simultaneously teaching ancestral skills.  These programs are tailored to each individual group and are unique.  Additionally, any student who has participated in a Concentric Rings program will receive a 10% discount on their first Coyote Tracks class.  

Fall Newsletter

posted Oct 12, 2015, 7:02 AM by Andrew Hov   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 7:07 AM ]

See our fall newsletter which recaps our summer at Coyote Tracks and describes upcoming events.

Our Newsletter is back!

posted May 8, 2015, 7:07 AM by Holly Strahan   [ updated May 8, 2015, 7:21 AM ]

See our Spring 2015 Newsletter!

Happy Spring!

posted Apr 2, 2015, 2:02 PM by Holly Strahan

Now that Spring is returning, its time to think about having fun with your family at our Family Survival Weekend.  This is our annual Memorial Day weekend event at Citta Scout Camp in Waretown, NJ.  Its a great way to begin the summer and have some family fun!
This program qualifies your children and you for the higher level programs at our summer location in NY State.
We hope to see you there!

New Program ! Family Earth Skills Gathering in Arizona !

posted Jan 29, 2015, 1:02 PM by Holly Strahan   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 1:48 PM ]

Coyote Tracks New Program Manager

posted Dec 24, 2014, 12:06 PM by Holly Strahan   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 2:57 PM by Andrew Hov ]

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Hov is our new Coyote Tracks Program Manager.  Andrew  has many years of experience teaching skills at Coyote Tracks.  We are honored to have him serve us in this new position.  Welcome Andrew!


I am deeply honored to have accepted to position of Program Manager of the Coyote Tracks program for the Children of the Earth Foundation.  I express my sincerest thanks to all of my teachers, students, co-workers, family, friends and above all, our home, our mother Earth.  Coyote Tracks has been dearly important to me since I began working with the organization in 2007; each summer and each program imbuing me with knowledge, friendship, inspiration and a purpose beyond self.  I have worked under three previous program managers in my time with COTEF: Rick Berry, Simon Harrison and Matt Abatelli.  Each of them were excellent program managers, teachers and friends, giving me the skills I will need to be an excellent program manager as well.  I've been working closely with our devoted Executive Director, Holly Strahan, to bring forth a program that excels in reconnecting youths and families with ancient human skills and abilities which cultivate lasting curiosity, respect and admiration for our natural world and our ancestors.    We are now offering new classes and collaborating with other organizations to improve and augment our Coyote Tracks program.  We hope to see you there!

With gratitude,
Andrew Hov 

Give a COTEF Program This Season

posted Nov 28, 2014, 11:20 AM by Holly Strahan

Make a gift of a COTEF program to your favorite children this season!
Just contact us for a gift certificate, and pay through the "store" section here.  Although our schedule will be up soon, you can still buy a gift certificate that can be used for any date within 2015.

Giving Tuesday

posted Nov 28, 2014, 11:12 AM by Holly Strahan

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday.  Non-profits all over the country are set to receive your donations on December 2nd.  We hope you think of us then!
Thank you -  we can't do it without you.

Coyote Teaching For Adults With Rick Berry and Juan Villarreal

posted Aug 27, 2014, 10:23 AM by Holly Strahan

The Children of the Earth Foundation is proud to invite you to a unique class that Rick Berry and Juan Villarreal will be teaching on how to teach primitive skills to children in the Coyote Teaching method.

When: 28 September - 4 October 2014

Where: Primitive Camp in the Pine Barrens, Waretown, NJ

Who: You must be at least 18 years old.

Prerequisites:  COTEF’s Family, Youth, and Teen Experience, or Tracker School’s Standard class.

Get $100 off if you register by 14 September!

Rick Berry is a former Director of COTEF, and now directs his own organization, 4 Elements Earth Education in California.  COTEF is delighted to welcome him back for this class on Coyote Teaching.

Juan and Rick have been teaching together since they met at Tracker School 7 years ago. Juan, of the Southern Lipan Apache people, came to the Tracker School originally because he wanted to learn the old ways that were lost in his area and his family.  He also wanted to find a way to share these teachings with others and make access for underprivileged youth to learn these skills.

Through COTEF, Juan and Rick were able to share the ancient skills with many Native Peoples and youth/family groups across North America and have continued to work together to share these skills.

Simon Harrison Returns to COTEF

posted Jan 18, 2014, 2:41 PM by Holly Strahan

We are delighted to welcome Simon Harrison back to COTEF as Program Director of Coyote Tracks.  Simon has returned to the East Coast after several years of directing his non-profit in Colorado.  Before that, he was the Program Director of Coyote Tracks.  Welcome back Simon!

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