See our Spring 2015 Newsletter!
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!
We hope to see you there!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the referral program.
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!
Please see our new expanded schedule for this summer. 2014 Coyote Tracks Schedule