Coyote Pups Caregiver & Child Program

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 also welcome to attend with your little one.

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 school year, we meet weekly on the same day as our Coyote Village classes for older kids. Children can look forward to many games, stories, crafts, and exploration as they learn alongside their caregiver.

Winter Pups

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

Village overnights are offered in the Spring or Autumn sessions. Pups & Wild Seeds (our 5-7 age group) camp together with their siblings and parents in a tent village. More information will be provided after registration. Dates are provided below. You can choose to add the overnight to your registration when you sign up on CampBrain.

Summer Pups

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.

Key Dates for the 24/25 School Year

See below for a list of important dates to note for each season. You can also find the full schedule on CampBrain when you register. Enrolled families will be notified via email of any changes to the schedule.

  • Monday am classes (Granby)
    • FALL (Sept 9 – Nov 11): Overnight Oct 7, Ancestor Feast/Gear Swap Oct 28, Make up class Nov 18
    • SPRING (Mar 10 – May 19): Forest Fair Apr 21, No class Apr 28, Make up class June 2
  • Tuesday am classes (Killingworth)
    • FALL (Sept 10 – Nov 19): Overnight Oct 1, No class Oct 8, Ancestor Feast/Gear Swap Nov 5, Make up class Nov 26
    • WINTER (Jan 7 – Feb 25): Make up class Mar 4
    • SPRING (Mar 18 – May 20): Forest Fair Apr 29, Make up class May 27
  • Thursday am classes (Newtown)
    • FALL (Sept 12 – Nov 14): Overnight Oct 17, Ancestor Feast/Gear Swap Oct 31, Make up class Nov 21
    • WINTER (Jan 2 – Feb 20): Make up class Feb 27
    • SPRING (Mar 13 – May 29): No class Apr 17, May 22; Forest Fair May 1; Make up class June 5
  • Friday am classes (Newtown)
    • FALL (Sept 13 – Nov 14): Ancestor Feast/Gear Swap Nov 8, Make up class Nov 22
    • WINTER (Jan 3 – Feb 21): Make up class Feb 28
    • SPRING (Mar 14 – May 16): Overnight Apr 25, No class May 23, Forest Fair May 9, Make up class May 30
Registration for the 24/25 School Year opens June 10th at noon!

If a session is full, please join the waitlist and we will contact you should a spot become available.

Name Ages Location Time Date(s) Price
Summer Pups Mini-Camp 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am June 24-27, 2024 $145
Summer Pups Mini-Camp 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am August 12-16, 2024 $145
Summer Pups Weekly Camp 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am Thursdays July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 2024 $180
Summer Pups Mini-Camp 0-5 Granby 9-11:30am June 24-28, 2024 $180
Fall Pups 0-5 Granby 9am-11:30am Mondays Sept 9 - Nov 11, 2024 $265
Fall Pups 0-5 Killingworth 9:15am-11:45am Tuesdays Sept 10 - Nov 19, 2024 $265
Fall Pups 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am Thursdays Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2024 $265
Fall Pups 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am Fridays Sept 13 - Nov 14, 2024 $265
Winter Pups 0-5 Killingworth 10:15am-12:15pm Tuesdays Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2025 $215
Winter Pups 0-5 Newtown 10:15am-12:15pm Thursdays Jan 2 - Feb 20, 2025 $215
Winter Pups 0-5 Newtown 9:30am-11:30am Fridays Jan 3 - Feb 21, 2025 $215
Spring Pups 0-5 Granby 9am-11:30am Mondays Mar 10 - May 19, 2025 $265
Spring Pups 0-5 Killingworth 9:15am-11:45am Tuesdays Mar 18 - May 20, 2025 $265
Spring Pups 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am Thursdays Mar 13 - May 29, 2025 $265
Spring Pups 0-5 Newtown 9:15am-11:45am Fridays Mar 14 - May 16, 2025 $265