Coyote Mentoring Program Details

Thank you for registering for Coyote Mentoring with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington! We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.

This page contains information that you will need to prepare for this program. Please read it carefully. 

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]; our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions about registration, refunds, or transfers, please visit our Cancellation and Transfer Policy. Please see our Covid Guidelines for our most up to date health precautions.

We are looking forward to a fabulous weekend together learning the skills of the Coyote Mentor!  

Nicole O’Byrne
Adult Program Manager

Jesse Phillips
Lead Instructor

Coyote Mentoring

This will be a catered overnight program:

Beginning Friday, April 5th at 6pm
Ending by Sunday, April 7th at 4pm

Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have enough time to find us and settle in before we begin.

Where: Linne Doran is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. You can find a map and driving directions here.

Our Campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019

What to Expect: 
We will likely be spending all of our time outdoors under rustic covered teaching spaces. Be prepared to dress in layers so that you can adjust easily. Expect that you may get muddy and dirty – perhaps more so than you have since you were a child (or ever)!!

Weather in western Washington can be sunny and warm with temperatures in the
60’s, and it can also rain or even snow, with temperatures dropping significantly. We will be spending all of our time outside regardless of the weather. We encourage you to be prepared for all types of weather and bring several layers (including top and bottom rain gear, and waterproof shoes/boots) so that you can be comfortable throughout the class.

We will cover lots of topics including: the Wheel of Life, the Natural Learning Cycle, 8 shields curriculum, Mentoring of different age groups, Nature Connection, and so much more. This class will balance theory with hands-on practice. Our goal is to create a safe, but powerful, learning environment.

We recommend that participants be as present (physically and mentally) as possible during Coyote Mentoring, and not plan to leave the workshop unless it is essential. Cell phone reception at Linne Doran is variable. There is no computer/internet access at Linne Doran. You’ve set time and money aside to be here and we want you to make the most of it!

Health Precautions
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up-to-date state and county guidelines. Please note that masks may be required OR may be optional. We will send an update about current health and safety requirements 2 weeks before the start date.

Facilities: Personal facilities for your use include several port-a-potties, along with drinkable water. 

Camping: We are offering free camping Friday and Saturday night. We encourage participants to camp with us since we will be having long hours each day, going as late as 9:30pm in our evening sessions.

Accommodations are rustic: there are simple campsites, potable water, and firewood provided.

If you would like more modern accommodations, there are some Airbnb/VRBO type accommodations nearby, as well as a Tolt McDonald Park (20 minutes away) for large RV set-ups. We do not have space for RV’s or for campers that are larger than a standard pickup truck.

Food: We will be providing meals starting with dinner on Friday night through lunch on Sunday. We will do our best to support the dietary requirements you supplied when filling in your application. We regularly support gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian, grain-free, and dairy free diets. If you have stricter needs beyond this please contact us to see if we can support it.

How to Get Here: Driving directions can be found here, or click here to find Linne Doran on Google Maps.


Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind and takes into account the variable weather possibilities during summer in Western Washington. 

  • 1-Liter water bottle
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Mug for Tea/Coffee
  • Bowl and or Plate, and eating utensils so we don’t have to use paper/plastic products
  • Clothing that can be worn outside, get dirty, etc. appropriate to the weather.
  • Appropriate footwear (closed-toe preferred)
  • OPTIONAL: Crazy Creek or similar light, packable chair

Camping Gear

  • Tent with rain fly and ground tarp
  • Sleeping bag and pad (with temperature rating appropriate for season)
  • Toiletries and personal medication
  • Flashlight/headlamp
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