In 2022, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc). 

EcoCamp Coyote
California, USA

About EcoCamp Coyote

EcoCamp Coyote is located on one acre of a former sod farm on extremely degraded soil, in a semi-rural area facing development due to its proximity to major highways and urban areas. Together, as a small community living off-grid, we are regenerating the former sod farm with manure, woodchips, and vegetation and utilizing the waste stream to build structures and restore the land.

Achievements to date

At  Ecocamp Coyote, we have enjoyed campouts, project days and a even a virtual camp! Together, we have established a native hedgerow, food forest, no till gardens, rainwater catchment, off grid energy systems, biodigesting toilets, and much more.
We have also planted over 60 trees, are raising 100’s more in our nursery, and have hosted over 100 guests & campers.

What to expect at EcoCamp Coyote

Expect tasty organic vegan meals cooked on an antique wood stove, biogas or solar-electricity, hands on learning opportunities, large dogs, eclectic conversations, speeding trains, camp fires, views of the mountains and beautiful sunsets, and the thrill of living off grid.

Who is needed

Researchers, plant enthusiasts, nursery specialists, mechanics, carpenters, outreach coordinators, organizers, community liaisons, and anyone with a desire to contribute.

Other opportunities for campers at EcoCamp Coyote

Nature hikes nearby.

Cost to stay at the camp

Sliding scale, includes communal lunch and dinner Monday-Friday, a place to tent/camp or potentially stay in a bunkhouse or other structure.

Vision and Socio-economic context

We envision being a community fixture for distribution and education of  post-petroleum energy, food forestry, appropriate infrastructure and building materials, as well as ecosystem restoration and permaculture.

established camp

Established camp

Next Camp
We host four larger events each year and smaller project days monthly. Details are posted here, so keep an eye on this page and on our social media!
11 – 13 November 2022: Restoring Fire Safe Communities – Fire Mimicry and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Organising Partners

Camping (basic)- bring 
Dormitories/covered accommodations
Sanitation (basic)
Cellphone network                                                  Habitat creation
Kitchen (basic)- vegetarian/plant-based

Restoration Activities

Water retention 
Tree planting
Regenerative entrepreneurialism
Food planting
Community building
Erosion prevention
Soil restoration                                                    Restoration of livelihoods                              Cover cropping                                                        Fire prevention                                  Agroforestry

Latest News from the Camp

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What you must do to ensure your own safety at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp

Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.

Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.

Contact us:

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Joppelaan 77
7215 AD Joppe
The Netherlands

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