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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 by our June 5th Discount Deadline.

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

July: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills with field trips to Mount Rainier and the Salish Sea. SPACE 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. NEARING CAPACITY
Aug: Ancient Archers & Artisans on Lake Sammamish. NEARING CAPACITY
Aug: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics on Lake Sammamish. NEARING CAPACITY
Aug: Epic Fishing Camp along the Salish Sea. FULL WITH SHORT 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 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 June 5th.

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 5th.

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.

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!