Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science has offered classes and workshops for nearly 25 years. Join us online this Fall & Spring featuring Wolf Journey Book One – Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist as well as classes wilderness survival, wildlife tracking and birding, wild edible and medicinal plants, and more. The classes are great for:
- Personal Outdoor Enrichment
- Independent Study Programs
- Micro-School Learning Pods
- Homeschool Families
- Distance Learning
(New York Times Photo Clip 7/06/2020) Choose your time of day, and topic based on day of the week. Classes are one hour, plus time afterwards for questions and discussion with instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm.
Tuesdays in Fall & Spring: Ethnobotany
Tuesday Classes focus on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts in the Autumn Season from Sept 15 – Nov 17, 2020, followed by Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Food Plants in the spring of 2021. Tuesday class times include • 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern for micro-school learning pods, homeschoolers, and youth and family; or choose • 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern for adults – with teens, high school and college students welcome. A full season of ten classes plus unlimited access to our private community site for participants of the Fall Tuesday class series costs $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. Or drop into one class for $25 and stay online to ask questions afterwards. Maximum of 10-12 households per class series. Click here for Tuesday class topics, schedule and registration information.
Thursdays in Fall & Spring: Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills, Natural Navigation, Wildlife Safety, Tracking & Birding
Thursday Classes focus on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills in the Autumn Season from Sept 17 – Nov 19, 2020, followed by Natural Navigation, Wildlife Safety, Tracking & Birding in the spring of 2021. Thursday class times include • 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern for micro-school learning pods, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern for adults – with teens, high school and college students welcome. A full season of ten classes plus unlimited access to our private community site for participants of the Fall Thursday class series costs $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. Or drop into one class for $25 and stay online to ask questions afterwards. Maximum of 10-12 households per class series. Click here for Thursday class topics, schedule and registration information.
Coming in 2021: The Neighborhood Naturalist
Wednesday Classes launching the online edition of Wolf Journey Book One – The Neighborhood Naturalist will begin in 2021. The classes are excellent for adults wanting to immerse themselves in nature, as well as for micro-school learning pods and home school students wanting a comprehensive nature curriculum.
2021 Neighborhood Naturalist Classes will run on Wednesdays from March 17 – May 19 and return in the fall from Sept 15 – Nov 17. Class times will include 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern, and 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Easter, and last one hour each, with plenty of time afterwards to ask instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm questions.
Registration includes passwords to Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, plus access to our private community site for participants actively working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences. It’s where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss them live, but it also provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help as you complete each study experience.
The spring season of ten classes costs $295, and you can add additional household members for just $100 each. Springtime participants can also add 10 fall classes for just $100 extra, plus $50 per additional household member who participated in the spring Click here for Neighborhood Naturalist class topics, schedule and registration information.
If you can’t join the live class series, you can gain access to the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and its community group site (with resources and class recordings) for $100. See paypal registration options below.
Virtual Class FAQs
What online format will we use? We are currently using Google Meet with Zoom backup when necessary. If you have an alternate preference, please email us your recommendation.
Are classes live and interactive? Yes. Your instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm engage participants throughout, and classes create real connections between participants.
Can we register for multiple class series at once? Yes, as long as space remains available.
Can we pick and choose individual classes we want? Yes and no. You can register for individual classes, but instructors focus primarily on students who are registered for the entire series during the hour-long instruction. We ask those dropping into a class to hold most questions for instructors during the time we provide after class for everyone to discuss topics.
Can we use the Wolf Journey – Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum on our own, even if we are not participating in Saturday classes? Yes. In that case, the cost for the curriculum is $100, whether or not you are participating in Tuesday or Thursday classes, and includes membership in our Saturday student group site where resources (and class recordings) are posted, and where you can get feedback from Kim & Chris Chisholm as well as other students working through the curriculum. The curriculum without student group membership will become available next summer for $25 plus tax, after it is rolled out during this academic year.
What ages can participate? All ages may participate, although afternoon classes are designed for homeschoolers and their parents, while evening and weekend classes are designed for adults and teens. Online classes are not recommended for ages 8 and under unless an older sibling or adult is helping. Depending on enrollment, we may create separate groups based on age and whether parents in the household are participating, but normally, classes are mixed ages. We leave it up to parents to decide if children are old enough to participate, as well as whether to participate alongside them online and outside with recommended activities.
Can we get a refund if we cancel? Our refund policy below only offers credit for future programs if you cancel before a class series begins, or if we cancel a class series. Reason include the amount of administrative and prep time involved in preparing these classes and student group sites is substantial. However, for our online classes, we have an exception for when a class series is full (10-12 Participants) and we find another person to fill your your spot, then we will prorate a refund for those remaining classes. For our Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum, we can refund $75 minus prorated time during the rollout of the curriculum between Sept 19 – March 20.
Additional questions? Email us anytime.
Registration (see paypal drop-down menu for pricing options)
Either call us at 425-248-0253 ex. 1 and we will take your registration with a credit card securely over the phone, or use PayPal to register online securely with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account. Use the link below (might not be visible if you are using “reader view” on your phone or other device) or sign into paypal.com and “send money” to our email address.
Deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel for any reason, you may receive a full credit good through the following calendar year on appropriate and available programs listed on our schedule, although an additional deposit is needed to secure your spot in the future program. If a program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, you may receive a full refund except in cases of natural (weather, geologic, wildfire, etc) disasters, epidemics, grid failures, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it unsafe or impossible for staff and/or attendees to reach or use program locations, in which case all payments made will be held by us without expiration date for your future use in appropriate/available programs of your choice. Reasons include the expenditure of funds (property rentals, advertising, materials, admin staff time, etc.) long before programs take place, i.e. deposits make it feasible for Wolf Camp to schedule programs in the first place, but our mutually understood agreement is that Wolf Camp will run the program at the safest available time in the future. Finally, no refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave a program for inappropriateness as determined by our kids, youth and adult agreements for participation.
Or email us to be put on our list for this program in the future. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it.
Future In-Person Workshops TBA
Saturday Workshop: Emergency Preparedness & Survival Skills Training $85-$75 including fire steel.
Saturday Workshop: Wilderness Survival, Safety & Hygiene, Shelter & Fire $85-$75 including bow drill kit.
Saturday Workshop: Harvesting & Cooking Wild Edible Foods $95-$85 including foods.
Saturday Workshop: Science Based Herbal Medicine: Wildcrafting, Growing, Processing $95-$85 including materials.
Saturday Workshop: Sustainable Homes & Garden Series – Neighborhood & Household Food Production $65-$45 including veggies.
Saturday Workshop: Backcountry Navigation & Leadership $75-$70 includes professional hands-on risk management and emergency first aid training.
Saturday Workshop: Wildlife Safety, Tracking & Bird Voices $75-$70 includes access to our special river tracking site.