Welcome to Wolf Camp and the Wolf College

The Wolf College is a conservation teaching college with special expertise in wilderness survival, wild foods, herbal medicine, wildlife tracking, birding and traditional technologies like bow making, hide tanning, basketry and more. Join us to:

• learn for a day
• train in-depth for a week or season
• build a career in outdoor education
• provide great summer youth camps

Wolf Camp was founded in 1996 by Chris Chisholm who still runs every course together with his wife Kim McKillip Chisholm. The physical, emotional, mental, and social health of students is our top priority, and we are able to achieve these priorities because all our staff are seasoned instructors honoring a common mission. Join us at classes, camps, workshops, expeditions and apprenticeships to experience lessons from our Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses which guide you into skills of the neighborhood naturalist, traditional herbalist, wildlife tracker, wilderness survival scout, ancient artisan, honorable hunter, sustainable citizen and environmental ed.

The Latest

Collaborations with The Tacoma Mountaineers, Sierra Club, Columbia Springs and Puyallup Parks & Rec: The Wolf College is collaborating with the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club, and The Tacoma Mountaineers and  as part of our monthly class series. In addition to classes in Seattle, Kirkland, Puyallup & Vancouver, we will run monthly classes at the beautiful and environmentally renovated Tacoma Mountaineers building in Old Town Tacoma, and at the Sierra Club in Portland. Join us for our collaborative May 3 Workshop on Tracking Cougars and Their Prey and our May Classes on Backcountry Gourmet & Wilderness Camp Stove Cooking. In addition, we are collaborating on 2 of our summer day camp weeks, including June 23-27 with Puyallup Parks & Recreation, and August 18-22 with Columbia Springs Environmental Center in Vancouver/Portland.

Northwest Nature – Guided Hikes: Check out our new Northwest Nature Hikes, where we are taking all the lessons we teach about wild edible/medicinal plants, wildlife tracking, navigation and survival into the wilderness. Detailed hike descriptions can be found on our 3,000 member hiking meetup group in Portland, and our 800 member hiking meetup group in Seattle. Join us for our spring kick-off hikes when all ages can register at the youth rate!

Early Summer Registration Discount: Be sure to register for camps and expeditions by April 30th to take advantage of our spring registration discount. Call us at 253-604-4681 (office) or 425-248-0253 (cell) or email us with any question. We look forward to your participation in these wonderful experiences, sharing new skills and stories with one another.