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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. Register asap for weeks that still have space!

Kids Day Camps

Puyallup with transportation from Tacoma in late June with themes including the Wilderness Skills Sampler, Advanced Nature & Survival. SPACE STILL AVAILABLE.

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

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. SOME WEEKS STILL AVAILABLE.

Overnight Camps & Expeditions for in beautiful Western Washington

July: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills with field trips to Mount Rainier and the Salish Sea. TWO SPACES AVAILABLE
July: Wilderness Survival Training & Trek near Mt. Rainier for all ages with no prerequisites, plus Primal Fusion and Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge with prereqs. ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED!
July: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography traveling over the North Cascades into Wolf Country. FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST
Aug: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics on Lake Sammamish. FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST
Aug: Ancient Archers & Artisans on Lake Sammamish. FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST
Aug: Epic Fishing Camp along the Salish Sea. FULL WITH WAITLIST

June 2018: Backcountry Leadership – Navigation, Risks & Conservation in sagebrush canyon lands east of Seattle WA, followed by Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides.

August 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout returns to Lake Sammamish.

The Conservation College

Conservation College Poster 2016 B copyExpeditions & Apprenticeships

Summer Expeditions 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 June 20th.

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 June 20th.

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:

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Blue Skye Farm of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College in the Puyallup Valley

Artwork by Alexis Krauss. Thanks!

All conservationist hands on deck for this summer solstice afternoon and evening! Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm is preparing for its first farmer’s market booth ever, but we are being set back by our big rain garden next to community native trailing blackberry hedge. It’s being overrun by grasses of all kinds, despite weeding since we installed the project a few years ago. Help!

12:00 Pot-Luck Lunch
1:00 Daylight the community-sharing Native Trailing Blackberry sidewalk and driveway edge.
3:00 Weeding invasive grasses out of the 200′ rain garden to save the cranberries, jewelweed, spirea, bilberreis, bog laurel, labrador tea, rushes, sedges, cattails, tules and other native wetland plants.
5:00 Complimentary Campfire Dinner for Afternoon Conservation Volunteers.
7:00 Solstice Campfire Music & Stories
9:24 Jump over the fire to welcome the summer season!

RSVP for the June 20th Solstice Party by clicking HERE

Save The Dates! The Wolf Gathering takes place September 10-11 in 2017

Join us on Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2017 at Camp Curran featuring Profound Stories & EcoMusic with Gene Tagaban as well as a whole host of wildlife experts, ethnobotanists and traditional skills instructors. Click here for details as they develop!