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.
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 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 23/24 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 11 – Nov 13): Overnight Oct 9, Ancestor Feast & Gear Swap Oct 30, Make up class Nov 20
- SPRING (March 18 – May 20): Forest Fair May 6, Make up class June 3
- Tuesday am classes (Killingworth)
- FALL (Sept 12 – Nov 21): Overnight Oct 3, No class Oct 10, Ancestor Feast & Gear Swap Nov 7, Make up class Nov 28
- SPRING (Mar 19 – May 21): Forest Fair Apr 30, Make up class May 28
- Thursday am classes (Newtown)
- FALL (Sept 14 – Nov 16): Overnight Oct 19; Ancestor Feast & Gear Swap Nov 2; Make up class Nov 30
- WINTER (Jan 4 – Feb 22): Make up class Feb 29
- SPRING (Mar 14 – May 30): No class Apr 18 or May 23, Forest Fair May 2, Make up class June 6
- Friday am classes (Newtown)
- FALL (Sept 15 – Nov 17): Make up class Dec 1
- WINTER (Jan 5 – Feb 23): Make up class March 1
- SPRING (Mar 22 – May 31): Overnight April 26, No class May 24, Make up class June 7
If a session is full, please join the waitlist and we will contact you should a spot become available.
|Summer Pups Weekly Camp||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-11:45am||Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 2023||$175|
|Summer Pups Mini-Camp||0-5||Granby||9-11:30am||July 31 - Aug 4, 2023||$175|
|Fall Pups||0-5||Granby||9am-11:30am||Mondays Sept 11 - Nov 13, 2023||$260|
|Fall Pups||0-5||Killingworth||9:15am-11:45am||Tuesdays Sept 12 - Nov 21, 2023||$260|
|Fall Pups||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-11:45am||Thursdays Sept 14 - Nov 16, 2023||$260|
|Fall Pups||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-11:45am||Fridays Sept 15 - Dec 1, 2023||$260|
|Winter Pups||0-5||Newtown||10:15am-12:15pm||Thursdays Jan 4 - Feb 22, 2024||$210|
|Winter Pups||0-5||Newtown||9:30am-11:30am||Fridays Jan 5 - Feb 23, 2024||$210|
|Spring Pups||0-5||Granby||9am-11:30am||Mondays Mar 18 - May 20, 2024||$260|
|Spring Pups||0-5||Killingworth||9:15am-11:45am||Tuesdays Mar 19 - May 21, 2024||$260|
|Spring Pups - AM class||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-11:45am||Thursdays Mar 14 - May 30, 2024||$260|
|Spring Pups - PM class||0-5||Newtown||12:15pm-2:45pm||Thursdays Mar 14 - May 30, 2024||$260|
|Spring Pups||0-5||Newtown||9:15am-11:45am||Fridays Mar 22 - May 31, 2024||$260|