Nature & Survival Classes in Tacoma & Puyallup

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for any of these semi-monthly classes on Wednesdays during the academic year, or check out our classes in other Northwest locations.

Class Themes & Dates:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country and join us at upcoming workshops including May 3 Tracking Cougars, May 4 Trailing Bears, May 10 Bird Language, and June 7 Trailing Elk & Deer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014: Backcountry Gourmet & Wilderness Camp Stove Cooking (evening only at Tacoma Mountaineers and additional $5 per person for food costs)

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 2014: Special Daytime & Evening Series of Classes in Puyallup

Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Climate Change Training – Lifestyle, Debates, Emergencies & Carbon Sequestration

Wednesday, November 12, 2014: Backcountry Crafts – Making Rope, Berry Collecting Baskets, Sleeping Bag Mats & More

Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Wilderness Survival Skills including Bow Drill Fire Demo

Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Natural Navigation, Map & Compass, Lostproofing & Orienteering

Wednesday, March 25, 2014: Local Wild Edible Plants & Backcountry Herbal Medicine

Class FAQs, Locations, Times & Tuition:

1:00-3:00 Afternoon Class: Primarily designed for homeschool families, our afternoon class is also open to all who can’t attend the evening class. Children ages 7 and older may also attend on their own if registration form is completed before the start of class. First Family Member $15.00; Additional Family Members $10.00 if paid at least a day prior, otherwise $15.00 per person at the door. $5.00 for toddlers too young to benefit from instruction. Afternoon classes usually meet at Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter, 1700 12th Ave SW, Puyallup WA 98371 and often end a couple blocks away at the Wolf College Home Office, 1026 14th St SW.

6:30-9:00 Evening Class:  Evening classes are designed for adults, but teens are welcome, as well as focused youth with enrolled parent. $15.00 for members of The Mountaineers and those pre-paid at least a day prior. $20 at the door for those who are not members of The Mountaineers. Class meets at the beautiful Tacoma Mountaineers building, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403  in Old Town Tacoma.

Registration Options:

No prerequisites for any class. Start anytime. If you are unsure as to your final balance, just make a deposit of any amount to guarantee your spot, then contact us with the names/ages of those attending, and you can pay your balance at class. Thanks!

Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 253-604-4681 or 425-248-0253 and we will run your 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:
(please add $5 per person for the May Backcountry Cooking Class at the Tacoma Mountaineers for food expenses)
Participant Name(s) with age of any youth attending:
Class Date, Time & Location plus Your Phone Number in case needed on class day:






Our refund policy is that deposits are not refundable unless your registration is not accepted. If you cancel after making additional payment, you may receive a credit for a future program, minus a 25% administration fee of total payments made, in case of emergency. You will receive a full refund if your program is canceled and not rescheduled at a time that you can attend. No refund (and not necessarily any credit) is given if a participant is inappropriate at the program and asked to leave.