For teens (ages 13-18)

Teen Homeschool Program

The energy, questioning and growth of the teenage years are met perfectly by intensive earth skills with a strong social component, leadership opportunities and programs designed to expose teens to positive role models. The Laughing Coyote Project Teen Homeschool Program perfectly fills these needs.

This program meets one or two days per week for students ages 13-18. Working closely with instructors, students craft their curriculum, combining personal projects, group projects and work maintaining the Laughing Coyote Site. In the past the teen program has worked on friction fire, bowmaking, primitive pottery, cooking over the fire, shelters, proper tool use and more.

If you are looking for a profound program that will support you teen to forge a personal connection to the natural world and become of member of a close knit modern tribe; learn to develop healthy personal relationship and work with strong role models; to become a vibrant member of a community passionate about living fully, please contact us to answer any questions you may have and set up an interview to be a part of this group.

Teen Camps

All of our camps are designed to balance practical education with character development, but each camp is focused on a particular skill to ignite the imagination and provide context for learning. Check out some of our past themes below:

Teen Bushcraft

In this camp participants will hone the science and skills of shelter building, fire craft, cooking rigs, and creativity essential to true Bushcraft.

Teen Earth Living Skills

The Advanced Skills day camp is where campers can jump into Earth Skills in earnest. Campers will practice friction fire, fiber-craft, containers, tools and projectiles, as well as play games.

Teen Scout Skills

For those campers who wish to take their scout skills to the next level. We will cover earth-camouflage, stalking and movement, games, and enter the world of Shadow Scouting.

Teen Basket Weaving

This three day camp will focus on the magical technique of twining baskets. We will use several different materials found on our farm. This will be a small, intimate group working closely with head instructor Gelsomina Malferrari. If you love working with your hands with natural materials, this is the camp for you. 

Teen Archery

Archery is a powerful skill stretching back into the mists of human history. In this three day camp we will immerse ourselves in the many facets of traditional archery, working on technique, inner skills of focus, as well as the fitness of mind and body needed in hunting.

Counselors in Training

Counselors in Training (CIT’s) have an opportunity to participate in camp life, as well as develop leadership skills. We expect a positive working attitude, as well as an understanding that you serve as a role model to the rest of the campers. CITs are responsible for helping with set-up, clean up, monitoring games, skills and pond-time, as well as participating in camp. Whenever possible we try to give CITs instruction in new skills, but the first responsibility is to the rest of the camp, so it is great to be working on projects while being prepared to put them down whenever needed by a camper or instructor.

Teen Expeditions

We currently working with some of our students to design an international expedition during which we’ll explore new cultures, landscapes, and primitive skills. These expeditions will be the ultimate learning adventures, so please reach out if you’re interested.

Want to learn more?

Please feel free to send over any questions: we love sharing our educational philosophy, programs, and skills. And we hope to see you around the farm in Boulder County’s beautiful Colorado landscape.

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