Coyote Club

The perfect introduction for your children to the great outdoors, lots of exciting events are planned throughout the weekend including:

The all important knife workshop which introduce the safety and fundamental use of knives & Fire Safety Workshop. Program of activities listed below. The first event for the coyote kids club and the coyotes will be a mandatory knife safety workshop on Friday morning. This  will be run by Ian Cresswell from Lonescout Bushcraft.

A note about Coyote & Coyote kids classes

The knife safety is run each morning so if you miss one, just like buses, there will be another along. Some of the other classes can only run at certain capacities not only for safety but to make sure those attending get a full learning experience. This means that your child may not always be able to attend the exact class you want them to do sometimes. We strive to keep as many activities rolling throughout the weekend for the younger bushcrafters with the den building, various archery and axe throwing stands. There is a wealth of demonstrators on site who will gladly share skills and knowledge and answer questions patiently and there is always the swing park too.

The Coyotes will be run by Wild Woodcraft, they bring their enthusiasm to share with the young bushcrafters that choose to join them over the weekend.

Coyotes activities at the 2021 Gathering

  • GRANDSTAND OF SPORT COMPETITION - Axe Throwing, Archery & Catapult Shooting (over the whole weekend)
  • Knife Safety - TBC - mandatory for all Coyotes (1000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Make a wooden knife - children to carve their own wooden knife from hazel or lime. (10 children)
  • Primitive Throwing Sticks - create a throwing stick using only stone tools. (10 children)
  • Make a wooden pendant with leather cord - carve a pendant, make the hole using flint. (10 children)
  • Primitive Fish cooking using stone tools, cook on planks by the fire. (10 children)
  • Make an ancient spear using stone tools. (10 children)
  • Make a leather pouch using a bone awl. (6 children, 8 plus)
  • Make an Atlatl and Dart with a bone point. (6 children, 8 plus)
  • Sensory Medicine Making - Ruth Weaver
  • Firelighting Essentials - Serious Outdoor Skills
  • Carve a Butter Knife - Woodland Ways
  • Make a Dutch arrow - Institute For Outdoor Learning
  • Practical Water Safety - Survival Medical
  • Carving Wood Cookies - Central Somerset Outdoor
  • Medicine Making - Jackie Saull-Hunt
  • Plant & Tree Identification - Down in the Woods
  • Friction Fire - Dave Watson
  • Pole Lathing - Ben Orford
  • Camoflauge and Concealment - Ian Cresswell
  • Fire Lighting - Down in the Woods

"The feedback we received from the Coyotes over the weekend was excellent, as was the feedback from their parents. We have received just as positive feedback over the last few weeks, and word has gotten out even to people who weren't there!!"

For the 2021 Wilderness Gathering there is an exciting range of activities for 5 to 10 year olds, as well as drop-in craft sessions for children of all ages. The Coyote Kids programme has been carefully designed to ensure that everyone can engage and achieve at a level appropriate to their age.

Coyote Kids activities at the 2021 gathering

  • Parachord Keyring - Down in the Woods
  • Wand Carving with Giles Newman
  • Basket Work - Wyldwood Willow
  • Prehistoric Cave Art Workshop - Smilodon Prehistoric Arts & Crafts
  • Firelighting and Tinder - Bushcraftuk School
  • Woodland Lego - Dave Watson
  • Medicine Making - Jackie Saull-Hunt
  • Make & decorate a Native American Throwing Stick - IOL
  • Camp Craft
  • Team Building and Initiative Challenges
  • Cordage
  • Make a sun clock
  • Weather Station
  • Journey Stick
  • Stalking Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Trail Codes