Nature & Survival Classes in Seattle & Bellevue

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm in Seattle and the East Side for any of the following class topics during the academic year, or check out our classes in other Northwest locations.

Class Themes & Dates:

• Sept 3-24, 2014 at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park in Kirkland: Homeschool Series of Classes from Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30 by special inquiry. Please email us if you are interested in any or all of the classes, and we will forward your inquiry to the homeschool parent in charge of registration. The itinerary includes:

Sept 3 – Wilderness Survival Skills

Sept 10 – Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants

Sept 17 – Wildlife & Animal Tracking

Sept 24 – Birds and Their Voices

• Sept 19 – Nov 21, 2014 at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue: (wait listed, but please email us to check on availability) Homeschool Series of Plant Craft & Carving Classes from Fridays from 10:30-1:00 for ages 9-13 who can handle woodworking tools. Cost is $200 per child, paid in advance, for the entire series including materials, or $25 per class if visiting class-by-class (observation only). Click here for registration options. The itinerary includes:

Sep 19 – Harvesting & Weaving Cattail; Wood Carving & Knife Safety Training

Sep 26 – Harvesting & Thatching Grasses; Shaping Bows; Saw & Hatchet Safety Training

Oct 3 – Harvesting & Straightening Arrows; Small Carving Tool Safety Training

Oct 10 – Harvesting Rock & Flintknapping Arrowheads; Obsidian Glass Work Safety Training

Oct 17 – Finding Feathers & Fletching Arrows; Spinning Sinew & Making Pitch Glue

Oct 24 – Harvesting & Seasoning Survival Bow Staves; Tillering & Stringing Bows;

Oct 31 – Testing Bows & Arrows; Instinctual Archery Training

Nov 7 – Sanding & Sealing Bows; Making Folded Bark Baskets

Nov 14 – Weaving & Gifting Natural Material Baskets;

Nov 21 – Finishing Projects & Archery Tourney

Oct 15 & 22, 2014 at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville: Choice of Two Homeschool Classes on Wednesdays from 10:30-2:30 by special inquiry on Cooking Wild Edible Foods! Please email us if you are interested in either of the class dates, and we will forward your inquiry to the homeschool parent in charge of registration.

Also By Request anytime throughout King County in favorite locations such as the Good Shepherd Center, UW Burke Museum, UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Bellevue Community Centers, Lewis Park Environmental Center, Lake Sammamish State Park, North Rose Hill Woodlands Park Shelter and other venues by request with instructors Charlie Borrowman, Megan Damofle, Jason Patterson, Kim & Chris Chisholm:

Climate Change Training – Lifestyle, Debates, Emergencies & Carbon Sequestration is taking place October 24, 2014 in Puyallup and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Backcountry Crafts – Making Rope, Berry Collecting Baskets, Sleeping Bag Mats & More is taking place November 14, 2014 in Puyallup and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

•  Wilderness Survival Skills including Bow Drill Fire Demo is taking place January 23, 2015 in Tacoma and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Natural Navigation, Map & Compass, Lostproofing, & Orienteering is taking place February 27, 2015 in Tacoma and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Local Wild Edible Plants & Backcountry Herbal Medicine is taking place March 27, 2015 in Tacoma and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country is taking place April 24, 2015 in Tacoma and elsewhere by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Backcountry Gourmet & Wilderness Camp Stove Cooking Classes by request – anytime in the fall, winter or spring.

Class FAQs, Times & Tuition:

Times:  For introductory classes, we recommend scheduling hour class times for the subjects above, such as 10:30-1:30 for homeschool families, or 6:00-9:00 for evening adult classes. For more in-depth workshop level programs, we recommend 6-8 hours.

Tuition: For 3 hour classes, we recommend collecting $15-$25 for the first family member, $10-$15 per additional family member, with a minimum of $275 required for most classes in King County, depending on exact location, materials needed, and instructor availability. To schedule 6-8 hour workshops, we recommend collecting $45-$95 per person depending on subject materials, similar to what is shown on our workshops page.

Registration Options:

To schedule a program for your family, friends or group, you can always get a hold of us using our contact page.

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.

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.

PayPal Registration Option:

1. Go to PayPal to send a payment.
2. Log in or add your contact information, add our email address as the recipient, and type the deposit amount you wish to make.
4. Complete your payment using your PayPal account, credit card, debit card, etc.
5. Add a note with the program date, start time, and location, plus your phone number, names of additional friends/family members you are registering, and ages of any children. PayPal will provide us with your email address.

Our refund policy:

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.