Children of the Earth Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Environment, Sports

Location: 928 Route 9 Manahawkin NJ 08050 USA

Mission: Ensuring the survival of future generations by guiding youth and community to a pure connection with the Earth.
Target demographics: Programs are offered for children and teens age 4 to 17 and their families and for groups such as schools, homeschool associations, boy and girl scouts and others who desire to reconnect children with nature.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 250 children to make a deeper connection with the Earth
Geographic areas served: NJ, NY, PA, & MA
Programs: In this program, youth and teens age 4-17, and their parents or guardians attend a week learning survival, tracking and nature awareness. They learn the ancient skills of making fire without matches, how to make shelters from the landscape, collecting edible and medicinal plants and much more. All teachings help participants change their relationship with the natural world, learning respect and appreciation for what we take from the land to sustain ourselves. So many leave transformed by this new relationship with the Earth.
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EIN 22-3793012
609-971-1799
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Children Of the Earth gave my son the confidence and experience he needed to jump into life with vigor. He is growing up with four sisters and was frustrated and glum. I talked with him about COTEF and he was very interested since Dad had been demonstrating stuff he learned at Tom Brown's Standard Course. He came back psyched about life and

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son's confidence and enthusiasm for life in general and outdoor skills specifically.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to other locations around the US to reach a broader range of children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Teaching from the heart. Passionate professional, experienced staff that absolutely love what they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, professional, friendly, dynamic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Drastically improve the health and well being emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically of children nationwide

Ways to make it better...

He could do more courses.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial support and getting more students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization has the professional presence of organizations 10 times there size.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My son participated in COTEF summer programs in NJ for five years. The programs and the staff were fantastic. Not only did he learn outdoor survival skills and gain reverence for the earth, he developed a confidence to follow his own path. As a first year participant he was honored to carry

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the positive impact its programs had on my son who is now pursuing an education in Natural Resource Management.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the life skills and values it taught my son.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazingly dedicated and caring individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide an amazing opportunity to a large number of people who could then go out and apply what they learned to make the world a better place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

COTEF is a fantastic organization that helps connect kids and families with each other and the Earth. The skills and lessons learned are vital for treating ourselves, our communities, and our home with compassion and respect.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to living in harmony with the Earth and helping others do the same.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-6-01

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