- Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles & Unique Strengths
- History of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College
- Active Program Faculty & Summer Camp Instructors
- Administrative & Adjunct Faculty
- Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm
- Max Davis Scholarships
- Participant Testimonials
Wolf Camp founder Chris Chisholm ran his first adult workshops and classes in the summer 1996, his first kids day camp in 1997, and first overnight youth camp in 1998 before running his first week-long adult expedition in 1999 and summer-long apprenticeships in the year 2000. Chris still oversees every course with his wife Kim McKillip Chisholm who graduated from the UW College of Forest Resources in 1999 with a degree in wildlife science, and has been a member of King County Search Dogs ever since.
In 2014, we updated our name from the “Wolf College” to the “Conservation College” to reflect how our adult programs have evolved into a conservation teaching college with special expertise in wilderness survival, wild foods and herbal medicine, wildlife tracking and 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
• experience life-changing summer youth camps and adult expeditions
Our faculty includes highly trained teachers specializing in outdoor educational needs for all ages and learning styles. Our goal is create profound experiences and challenges that result in success, self-reliance, deeper understanding of others, and a profound understanding of nature. Our top safety record has been achieved through excellent risk management, and our efficient management style allows for affordable programs, personalized attention, and responsiveness to the needs of students and family. Our top chefs choose local, organic ingredients and cater to all dietary needs, supporting the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of participants.