Your children can have the experience of growing up in a village!
Our Coyote Pups caregiver and child program is a time 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. Children in the program range from infants to five years old. Over the course of the morning, we sing songs, play games, create art, listen to stories, explore the forest, harvest wild feasts, and much more! Aunties, uncles, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are welcome to bring your little one, too.
While the program includes ages 0 to 5, the core group activities are created for ages 2 to 4 years old. Children under one can attend for free with an older sibling.
During the winter we spend two hours outdoors, bundled up for a winter hike, while we look at animal tracks, enjoy warm wild birch tea around a campfire, sing songs, and play games together. We will keep moving to stay warm (so bring a baby carrier or backpack for little ones) and enjoy each other’s company as we explore the land together. Children will learn through observation as their grown-up models how to enjoy the beautiful outdoors through the winter. Wearing layers is imperative for Winter Coyote Pups and their caregivers.
Spring and Autumn Pups
During the school year, we meet weekly on the same day as our homeschool village classes. Children can look forward to many games, stories, crafts, and exploration as they learn alongside their caregiver.
Spring and Autumn’s sessions include the cost of a family overnight* in the program tuition. Pups & Wild Seeds (our 5-7 age group) will combine with their siblings and parents to camp together as a village. More information will be provided after registration.
**Fall 2021/Spring 2022 may not include an overnight due to COVID safety measures.**
Summer Pups have a choice, depending on location, of weekly meetups
or a one-week “mini-camp”, as we build community and get to know each other. You can opt for the weekly camp, full-week mini-camps, or a combination.
Registration is accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Scholarships are available. We offer a sibling discount for Pups and siblings under one year (babes in arms) are free.
2021/22 Registration Now OpenRegister Now!
Summer registration is now closed. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you should a spot become available.
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp, Morning||0-5||Granby||9-12pm||June 21 - 25, 2021||$200|
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp, Morning||0-5||Granby||9-12pm||Aug 9-13th, 2021||$200|
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp, Morning||0-5||Newtown||9-12pm||June 21 - 25, 2021||$200|
|Summer Pups Weekly, Morning||0-5||Newtown||9:15-11:45am||Fridays: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6||$200|
|Summer Pups Weekly, Afternoon||0-5||Newtown||12:45-3:15pm||Fridays: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6||$200|
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp, Morning||0-5||Newtown||9-12pm||Aug 9-13th, 2021||$200|
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp, Afternoon||0-5||Newtown||12:30-3pm||Aug 9-13th, 2021||$165|
|Fall, Winter, Spring '21/22|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Granby||9am-12pm||Mondays Sept 13 - Nov 15||$300|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Granby||9am-12pm||Wednesdays Sept 15 - Nov 17||$300|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Killingworth||9am-12pm||Tuesdays Sept 14 - Nov 16||$300|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Killingworth||12:15-3:15pm||Tuesdays Sept 14 - Nov 16||$300|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Newtown||9am-12pm||Thursdays Sept 16 - Nov 18||$300|
|Fall Pups 2021||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-12:15pm||Fridays Sept 17 - Nov 19||$300|
|Winter Pups 2022||0-5||Granby||10am-12pm||one day! Monday Jan 17th||$25|
|Winter Pups 2022||0-5||Killingworth||10am-12pm||Tuesdays Jan 4 - Feb 22, 2022||$175|
|Winter Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||10am-12pm||Thursdays Jan 6 - Feb 24, 2022||$175|
|Winter Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||12:45-2:45pm||Thursdays Jan 6 - Feb 24, 2022||$175|
|Winter Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||10:15am-12:15pm||Fridays Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2022||$175|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Granby||9am-12pm||Mondays March 14 -May 16,2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Granby||9am-12pm||Wednesdays March 16 -May 18,2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Killingworth||9am-12pm||Tuesdays March 15- May 16, 2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Killingworth||12:15-3:15pm||Tuesdays March 15- May 16, 2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-12:15pm||Thursday March 17- May 19, 2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||12:30-3pm||Thursday March 17- May 19, 2022||$250|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||9am-12pm||Friday March 18-May 20, 2022||$300|
|Spring Pups 2022||0-5||Newtown||12:30-3pm||Friday March 18-May 20, 2022||$250|