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Get $150 Back!

posted Jun 11, 2014, 3:20 PM by Holly Strahan

Invite a Friend and Get $150!

Announcing Our New Referral Program

If you enroll in Coyote Tracks programs this summer, you can refer a friend or relative (who is not in your immediate family) and receive $150 back at the end of the summer.  Your referral would need to complete a Coyote Tracks program this summer and must be attending Coyote Tracks for the first time in order for you to get your $150 per referral family attending.

Contact us at for questions about the referral program.

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!

2014 Coyote Tracks Schedule Is Here!

posted Jan 18, 2014, 2:28 PM by Holly Strahan

Please see our new expanded schedule for this summer.  2014 Coyote Tracks Schedule

Annual Campaign and News

posted Dec 12, 2013, 6:13 AM by Holly Strahan   [ updated Dec 12, 2013, 6:22 AM ]

Dear Friends,

This letter is to ask you for your support toward the Children of the Earth Foundation’s annual campaign. For the past 15 years our programs have brought thousands of children, young adults and their parents to a closer, deeper connection with the Earth.  Stalking Wolf”s vision, when he passed on these skills of awareness and wilderness survival to Tom Brown, Jr., was for all children to have the opportunity to expand their connections with the natural world around them.  It is through your support that the Children of the Earth Foundation has been able to bring alive these teachings and skills, creating connections between the Earth and them.

As many of you may have learned, Debbie Tremel left her position as Executive Director of the Children of the Earth Foundation this past fall. Her commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of COTEF facilitated the growth and expansions of our programs these past 7 years. We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Debbie for all she has done for the Children of the Earth Foundation. We wish her well in her new endeavors.


The COTEF Board of Directors has chosen Holly Strahan as the new Executive Director. The Board and Holly have been working together to provide a seamless transition in continuing the tradition of providing summer camps and outreach programs to children and families. We are excited to be creating the schedule for next year and putting all the pieces together needed to provide all of COTEF’s programming.


This is where your support is crucial in helping us at this time. As with almost all non-profit organizations these days, donations are an essential part of what keeps us going. That is why we are again asking you to consider your financial support toward our mission. A big reason these programs are so important today is because of the many ways technology and media distract our youth from connecting to the natural environments around them. It is only through your donations that we can continue to instill and awaken in the hearts of all who come to these programs, a new connection to the Earth as true caretakers of the land.

On behalf of all the Board Members and staff at the Children of the Earth Foundation, we wish to again thank you for your consideration of a donation toward our 2014 programs.



Nick Horvath                                                Holly Strahan

Board President                                            Executive Director

Outside Magazine Interview

posted Jun 7, 2013, 9:28 AM by Debbie Tremel   [ updated Jun 7, 2013, 10:48 AM ]

COTEF's director, Matt Abatelli was interviewed for an article on fire making in Outside Magazine! Check out the article: or view in our archive.

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Training Program

posted Nov 8, 2012, 12:17 PM by Matt Abatelli   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:23 PM ]

This is a free, one-day event to help support our communities heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy for both now and in the future! 

In drawing from the wisdom of our ancestors who lived a life close to the earth, this training for youth, families, and community shows how our ancient ways can inform our modern lives and strengthen our well being, safety, and resilience.

Stories from those affected by the storm have been severe with their shelter, water, fire, and food supplies all compromised. In many regions we have families moving in with other family members just to meet these basic needs.

We need your help!

We want to offer this training now and broadly without cost getting in the way! 

Have you felt like you wish there was something you could do? Imagine supporting us to go to these regions and put skills and awareness training on the ground to support immediate relief and lasting resilience! The next storm is coming; let’s band together and act now!

We’re starting right here on the Jersey shore! Act now! Help us help them! This new knowledge can become the wisdom that once again informs our decisions and keeps our future generations at the center of our hearts and minds!

The more we raise, the more trainings we’ll run. $5 gets us closer. $10 pays for one youth or teen. $25 pays for one family. $50 increases the total number of people we will ultimately reach!

Click our Donate button in the left hand column of your screen to join the effort!

Our pledge to you is you’ll see our report and hear the stories from the program within the next three months!

With overflowing gratitude and unwavering hope for our future generations,

Matt Abatelli and the entire COTEF staff

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