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Welcome to Wolf Camp and the Conservation College

Wolf Camp – Celebrating 20 Years

WolfCampCover2010Experience our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum ratio of students-to-highly trained instructors creating profound, safe and successful outdoor adventures. Wolf Camp directors Kim & Chris Chisholm oversee every course to ensure that you and your family learn in-depth, are inspired in nature, and love your Wolf Camp experience. Summer registration is now open, with discount for deposits made by April 30th.

Kids Day Camps for ages 6-12 (flexible)

Puyallup with transportation from Tacoma in late June with themes including the Wilderness Skills Sampler, Advanced Nature & Survival, plus the new Ezra Meeker Pioneer Camp.

Olympia for three days after the 4th of July with themes including the Wilderness Skills Sampler and Advanced Nature & Survival.

LAKE SAMMAMISH for 5 weeks in late July-August. Camp themes include the Wilderness Skills Sampler, Wilderness Survival Craft, Wildlife Search & Rescue, Wild Cooking & Herbology plus the new Ethnic American Pioneer, Secrets of the Ancient Scout, and Super Advanced Survival.

Overnight Camps & Expeditions for ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 (flexible) in beautiful Western Washington

June: Backcountry Leadership – Navigation, Risks & Conservation in sagebrush canyon lands east of Seattle WA, followed by Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides.
July: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills with field trips to Mount Rainier and the Salish Sea.
July: Wilderness Survival Training & Trek near Mt. Rainier for all ages with no prerequisites, plus Primal Fusion and Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge with prereqs.
July: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography traveling over the North Cascades into Wolf Country.
Aug: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics on Lake Sammamish.
Aug: Ancient Archers & Artisans on Lake Sammamish.
Aug: Epic Fishing Camp along the Salish Sea.

The Conservation College

Conservation College Poster 2016 B copyExpeditions & Apprenticeships

Summer Expeditions designed for ages 18-26 follow the same schedule as our overnight camps listed above.

Full-Time Summer Farm Internship is a residential program running May-Sept and is certified by the Washington State Farm Internship Program. Apply by April 30th.

Full-Time Summer Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship has been our hallmark experience over 15 summers. It’s a fast-paced, residential wilderness skills educational training program unique to the field. Apply by April 30th.

Part-Time Spring & Fall Apprenticeships include the Neighborhood Naturalist and the Wilderness Survival Scout and running every Saturday in April & May, plus the Environmental Activist Year running Sundays starting in October.

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:

May – Wilderness Survival with Bow Drill Fire Making
May – Wild Edible Plants & Herbal Medicine Making
May – Edible Seaweeds & Shellfish of the Salish Sea
June – Subsistence Shore Fishing: Piers, Rivers & Lakes

June 26-30: Classes for All Ages in Puyallup
July 5-7: Classes for All Ages in Olympia
July 24-28:
Classes for All Ages at Lake Sammamish

Sep – Animal Trailing & Photography in Elk Country
Sep – Ethno-Biology Evaluation Workshops
Sep – Sustainable Home & Gardens Workshop

Sept 22-24: THE WOLF GATHERING Fall Equinox Skillshare Rendezvous
Oct – Harvest & Process Autumn Acorns, Nettles & Rose Hips
Oct – Top 5 Wild Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest Coast

March – Paleo Lifestyle Workshop
March – Harvesting & Processing Natural Plant Fibers
March – Leather Hide-Tanning & Parfleche Drum Workshop
March – Archery Workshop: Making Bows, Arrows & At-Latls

Apr – Backcountry Navigation & Leadership
Apr – Bird Voices, Wildlife Safety & Awareness, Animal Tracks & Trails
Apr – Understanding Birds and Their Voices
Apr – Wolf Trackers Conservation Training: Tracking the Teanaway Pack

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

Meet us for Earth Day at the Puyallup Farmer’s Market on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Downtown Puyallup at the Pioneer Park Rotary Stage from 9:00-2:00

Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Puyallup Farmer’s Market main stage for Profound Stories & EcoMusic with Gene Tagaban, Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup, Kim & Chris Chisholm. Do you really know where trees come from? They can reverse global warming. Come help Chris & Kim save the earth and receive a complimentary tree from Wolf Camp and the Conservation College, and hear how Tim & Cyndi are launching The Pond Beyond environmental learning center to do it too! In addition to enjoying Gene Tagaban’s profound stories and Tim Noah’s timeless songs, you’ll get to hear the debut of Chris Chisholm’s music of Wolf Journey while learning about stunning effects of local restoration projects. The schedule includes:

9:00-10:00 Storytelling Raven & Songs with Gene Tagaban

9:30-11:30 The Pond Beyond Music & More with Tim Noah & Cyndi Soup

12:00-2:00 Wolf Camp Earth Day Music, Bird Language, Complimentary Cedar Tree Transplants & More with Kim & Chris Chisholm