2023 Registration opens February 15th for returning families, and Feb 18th for all!
What Makes a Summer Camp Extraordinary?
Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers 8 weeklong day camp sessions at our Newtown & Granby locations. While some of our camps feature more specialized themes and others are more general, each session is led by skilled nature mentors who introduce earth living skills by tailoring each camp day to match the natural curiosity of their campers. Campers may learn anything from how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries.
Above all, our nature summer camps get kids outside and having fun! Our mentors use the natural world to teach campers valuable life skills. We believe that nature is the perfect place for children to learn about their personal gifts and how to overcome life’s challenges. Our small group size and exceptional adult mentors ensure a high-quality experience filled with memories and new friendships. Read parent & camper testimonials here.
A Typical Day at Camp
Camp starts with a morning game and gratitude circle. Mornings are spent focusing on wilderness projects and learning skills such as building a debris shelter, making pottery, or learning how to sneak invisibly through the forest. After lunch, our afternoons are filled with storytelling, playing in the river, and games that apply the skills we learned in the morning. We close each day with a sharing circle and group song.
Camps for Teens!
In the summer, we have many ways for teens to be together and the forest is the perfect place to connect with nature, yourself, and community. Our 2-week MIT program (Mentor-in-Training) is designed for those on a leadership path. Our MITs are teens 14+ with a desire to dig into how to use their previous wilderness skill experience to mentor youth through nature connection. Contact us for more info on this specialized program for teens with previous wilderness experience. We also offer Advanced Survival, Scout Tracker and Wildwood Rangers camps for ages 12-15. Advanced Survival & Scout Tracker camps include an overnight on Thursday evening.
Important Dates to Remember – 2023 Season
– February 15th: Early bird registration for returning families followed by open enrollment to the general public on Feb 18th at 8am via this link.
– April 15th: Scholarship applications due
– April 30th: Notice of scholarship awards sent out
– May 1st: Open enrollment closes. Final payments (or payment plan set up) and scholarship acceptances due, uploaded medical forms are due in your CampBrain registration account.
> Sessions that have not met the minimum enrollment number will be cancelled.
> Sessions that have met the minimum enrollment number will remain open until full.
> Sessions that are full will maintain a waitlist.
> Anyone who has not paid in full, set up a payment plan, and/or uploaded their current med forms by May 1st may get moved to a waitlist.
– June 1st: Enrolled families receive a Welcome Letter with an introduction to your 2023 Summer Camp Staff
> All camps with open spots will continue enrolling until the Friday before that camp starts.
Choose your Location
Two Coyotes Summer Camp at Sticks & Stones Farm in Newtown, CT. Learn more ⤖
Two Coyotes Summer Camp at Holcomb Farm in Granby, CT. Learn more ⤖
Summer camp is for everyone! Learn more about scholarships and payment plans available. ⤖
2023 Summer Camp SessionsRegistration opens Feb 18th!
WILD BOTANICALS CAMP
Forage for wild plants
WOODLAND ARTS CAMP
Find inspiration in earth's beauty and diversity
FORTS & SHELTERS CAMP
Build a primitive shelter
FEATHER, FUR & FIN CAMP
Learn about our animal neighbors
FIRE, WOOD & STONE CAMP
Design and create from raw materials
Child-led play and exploration
Where the forest comes alive with magic
SCOUT TRACKER CAMP
Learn how to become invisible in the forest
ADVANCED SURVIVAL CAMP
Put your survival skills to the test
COYOTE PUPS MINI-CAMP
Welcome to the Village!
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