Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.
Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.

Photo by NPS / Luke Martin

Big Hole National Battlefield

Coyote Camp

Coyote Camp is Big Hole's premier education program for school groups. During this fun, interactive, educational experience students rotate through activity stations on the battlefield and with various cultural demonstrators. Coyote Camp is offered during one week in late September. Each school group reserves a one day slot from 10am to 3pm. Schools who want to get the highest quality educational experience out of their visit are encouraged to attend Coyote Camp.

Coyote Camp 2023

Scheduled for September 18 - September 22, 2023.

The current number of spaces available:

  • Monday, September 18, 2023: 200 students
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023: 200 students
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023: 40 students
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023: 50 students
  • Friday, September 22, 2023: 145 students

(updated: 04/28/2023)

Reservations for Other Education Programming at the Battlefield

Due to our small staff, private tours or programs to schools or homeschool groups outside of Coyote Camp are extremely limited, and may not be available. However, all groups who are not able to participate in Coyote Camp are welcome to watch the park film (the theater can accomodate 25 people at a time), hike the trails, peruse the visitor center, and participate in regularly scheduled battlefield tours and ranger programs.


Bear Paw Battlefield

Staff at the battlefield near Chinook, Montana offer several types of educational programs. Reservations are required for school groups who would like a ranger to visit their classroom or lead a guided tour of the battlefield. Educational programs can be tailored for any age group and topics can range from introductions to the Nez Perce people and culture to the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. Educators and organized groups please call (406) 357-3130 or email us to make arrangements.

Groups that arrange a tour of the battlefield are encouraged to also visit the Blaine County Museum to view the multimedia presentation “40 Miles to Freedom.” Please contact the Blaine County Museum at (406) 357-2590 for more information.


Nez Perce National Historical Park

The staff at the park's visitor center in Spalding, Idaho offer a unique opportunity to learn about a people and culture that have been part of this land for thousands of years. You mayschedule a field trip or utilize our curriculum materials to tell the story of the Nez Perce in your classroom.


Last updated: May 19, 2023

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P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


406 689-3155

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