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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 HOLIDAY DISCOUNT for deposits made by DECEMBER 25th.

Kids Day Camps for ages 6-12

Lake Sammamish throughout late July-August.
Tacoma-Puyallup in late June.
Olympia in early July. Camp themes in most locations include the Wilderness Skills Sampler, Wilderness Survival Craft, Wildlife Search & Rescue, Wild Cooking & Herbology and the new Ethnic American Pioneer, Secrets of the Ancient Scout, Advanced Nature & Survival.

Overnight Camps for ages 9-17 & 18-26

June: Backcountry Leadership – Navigation, Risks & Conservation in sagebrush canyon lands east of Seattle WA.
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 for youth 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.

Full-Time Summer Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship is our hallmark residential program running Jun-Aug and is a fast-pace wilderness skills educational training program unique to the field.

Part-Time Spring & Fall Apprenticeships are including the Survival Scout Semester running Saturdays from February-June, the Neighborhood Naturalist Quarter running every Saturday in April & May, and 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:

Feb – Paleo Diet & Lifestyle Workshop
Feb – Harvesting & Crafting Natural Plant Fibers
Feb – Hide-Tanning & Parfleche Drum Workshop
Mar – Archery Workshop I: Making Bows & At-Latls
Mar – Archery Workshop II: Making Arrows & Darts

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

May – Wilderness Survival with Bow Drill Fire Making
May – Wild Edible Plants & Herbal Medicine Making
May – Edible Seaweeds & Shellfish of the Salish Sea
Jun – Pier & Fly Fishing: Tying & Casting

June 26-30: Classes in Puyallup
July 10-14: Classes in Olympia
July 24-28: Classes at Lake Sammamish

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

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

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