Welcome to Wolf Camp and the Conservation College

Wolf Camp – Celebrating 20 Years

WolfCampCover2010Wolf Camp has been leading safe, successful and profound outdoor adventures since 1997 with directors Kim & Chris Chisholm overseeing every course. Experience our hallmark 6-1 ratio of students-to-highly trained instructors, ensuring you and your family will be inspired in nature, will learn in depth, and will love your Wolf Camp experience.

Kids Day Camps

Lake Sammamish for 6 weeks in late July-August. Camp themes include the Wilderness Skills Sampler, Wilderness Survival Craft, Wildlife Search & Rescue, Wild Cooking & Herbology, Secrets of the Ancient Scout, The American Pioneer, and for returning campers Advanced Nature & Survival.

Puyallup the first week of July with themes including the Wilderness Skills Sampler, and Advanced Nature & Survival.

Olympia in the middle of July with themes including Wild Chefs & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft.

Overnight Camps & Expeditions in beautiful Western Washington & Oregon

June 24-29, 2018: Backcountry Leadership – Navigation, Risks & Conservation in sagebrush canyonlands east of Seattle WA.

July 1-6, 2018: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides.

July 8-13, 2018: Wilderness Survival Training & Trek near Mt. Rainier for all ages with no prerequisites, plus Advanced Primal Bushcraft and the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge with prereqs.

July 15-20, 2018: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography with even-year travel to the Oregon Coastal Dunes, and transportation available from Seattle-Puyallup-Olympia-Vancouver-Portland-Salem-Eugene.

July 22-27, 2018: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish.

Jul 29 – Aug 3, 2018: Archers, Artists & Artisans on Lake Sammamish with near-by harvesting field trips.

August 12-17, 2018: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics starting at Deception Pass and ending on Lake Sammamish.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout runs on even years at Lake Sammamish.

August 2019: Epic Fishing Camp runs on odd years along the Salish Sea & Pacific Coast. 2017 filled in early spring, so email us to get on the waitlist for Aug 25-30, 2019.

The Conservation College

Conservation College Poster 2016 B copyThe Conservation College was established in 1996 with its first classes and workshops on ethnobiology including wildlife tracking and birding, wilderness survival skills, wild edible cooking, herbal medicine making, traditional craftwork, permaculture and more. Join us in 2018 for a day, week, or entire season!

Expeditions & Apprenticeships

Summer Expeditions follow the same schedule as our overnight camps listed above.

Full-Time Summer Farm Internship is a residential program running June-Sept and is certified by the Washington State Farm Internship Program. Apply now for Summer 2018.

Full-Time Summer Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship has been our hallmark experience since 1999. It’s a fast-paced, residential wilderness skills educational training program unique to the field. Apply asap to be part of our 20th Summer!

Workshops & Classes

Adults and accompanied youth can join us for weekend workshops in the spring and fall, as well as for morning and afternoon summer classes during select weeks:

June 16: Edible Seaweeds & Shellfish of the Salish Sea
June 17: Paleo & Veggie Lifestyles Workshop
June 23: Subsistence Shore Fishing: Piers, Rivers & Lakes
July 2-6: Independence Week Wilderness Skills Class Series for All Ages

July 28: Ancient Artisans
including options of Bows, Arrows & At-Latls or Leather Hide-Tanning or Processing Natural Plant Fibers for Baskets & More
Aug 11:
Wilderness Survival with Bow Drill Fire Making
Aug 18: Wild Edible Plants & Herbal Medicine Making
Aug 25:
Bird Voices, Wildlife Safety & Awareness, Animal Tracks & Trails
Sept 1:
Backcountry Navigation & Leadership

Oct 6: Wild Autumnal Harvest – Mushrooms, Acorns, Nettles & Rose Hips
Nov 3: Animal Trailing & Photography in Elk Country
June 9: Sustainable Home & Gardens Workshop

Questions? Call or text 425-248-0253 or email us anytime. We look forward to your participation in nature.