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 has been rescheduled for the fall of 2022.


Coyote Camp Fall 2022

Due to popular demand, we hope to bring back the ever popular Coyote Camp for the fall of 2022 (barring restrictions at that time).  The dates for this years Coyote Camp will be Monday, September 19th - Friday, September 23rd, 2022 and per usual we can accomodate a max of 200 kids per day.  Please click on your prefered date below to see if we still have room to accomodate the number of students you are planning on bringing. If there is the word "full" next to that date, unfortunately we no longer have space available for that day.  Please call the park at 406-689-3155 to reserve your spot and for any questions you may have about this exciting, once a year event.

Fred Moodry Intermediate= 75+
Bitterroot Homeschools= 57+
Polaris= 5s + 2a 

Fred Moodry Intermediate School = 100+
Margaret Leary School = 45 + 5

Fred Moodry Intermediate School = 100
Leadore School = 55+ 8-10
Have Books Will Travel Homeschool = 20+3-5 = 25

Lincoln Elementary - 80+
Corvallis 4th - 100+
Jackson Elm - 14+

Silver Bow Montessori = 18+
Reichle School= 18 + 3-4
Wisdom Elem= 15 +
Fortine (tentative)= 15+
Hayden Canyon Charter= 1+
Divide= 5s + 3a

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 accomated 25 people at a time), hike the trails, puruse 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 may schedule a field trip or utelize our curriculum materials to tell the story of the Nez Perce in your classroom.


Last updated: September 7, 2022

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P.O. Box 237
Wisdom , MT 59761


406 689-3155

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