Summer Expeditions, Semester, Quarter & Academic Year Courses

At the Conservation College you can learn for a day, train in-depth at a week-long expedition, or build a career in outdoor education through one of our seasonal programs which are designed to provide students with a variety of pathways for study.

Summer Internship & Apprenticeships

Wolf Journey Book 8 Cover Artwork by Joanna Colbert of GaianTarot.comEarth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship runs June 16 – August 18, 2018 with complimentary September extension has been our hallmark residential program since 1999 and is available for students who want to learn to teach wilderness skills in a fast-paced, outdoor setting. Our goal is to ensure that by the end of the summer you have the skillset necessary to work anywhere in the field of outdoor education.

Farm Internship IconBlue Skye Farm Internship runs full-time June 9 – Sept 8, 2018 with complimentary October extension is an entrepreneurial homesteading, sustainability and “permaculture” program that cultivates the home environment in a way that benefits nature and humans.

Summer Expeditions & Training Camps

June 24-29, 2018 Expedition: Backcountry Leadership – Wilderness Conservation, Navigation & Risk Management in sagebrush canyonlands east of Mt. Rainier.

July 1-6, 2018 Training Camp: Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides at Millersylvania State Park near Olympia.

July 8-13, 2018 Expedition: Wilderness Survival Training & Trek running simultaneously with the advanced Zombie Apocalypse (survival navigation) and Primal Fusion (bushcraft living) with prerequisite.

July 15-20, 2018: Tracking the Oregon Dunes – From Birds to Bears geared for ages 28 and under.

July 30 – Aug 3, 2018: Traditional Tech: Classical Crafts of the Ancient Artisan for ages 14-20 and older if enrolled in our apprenticeship program.

Aug 12-17, 2018: Wild Cooking, Ethnobotany & Herbal Expedition for ages 14-20 and older if enrolled in our apprenticeship program.

August 26-31, 2018: Scout Philosophy & Mentoring for ages 14-20 and older if enrolled in our apprenticeship program.

Academic Year Courses: Part-Time Apprenticeships

The Conservation College runs four unique apprenticeships during the Academic Year:

WJECCArtBook7The Environmental Activist year starts January 6, 2019

The Environmental Activist course runs January 6 – November 17, 2019 meeting on Sundays from 9:30-4:30. We will start each morning with a nature hike, followed by strategic planning sessions, and spend afternoons with boots-on-the ground standing up for social and environmental justice in the political arena. Includes guidance through the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses with emphasis on Book VII – Trail of the Sustainable Citizen. Cost including personal guidance, books, workshops and all materials totals $1,975. Ask for password protected program details or jump straight to our simple registration process.

The Traditional Herbalist semester starts January 6, 2019

This part-time series meets on Sundays from 1:30-4:30. Includes guidance through Wolf Journey Book II – Trail of the Traditional Herbalist. Cost including personal guidance, books, workshops and all materials totals $975. Ask for program details or jump straight to our simple registration process.

WJECCArtBook4The Wilderness Survivor quarter starts January 12, 2019

The Survival Scout apprenticeship runs January 12 – March 30, 2019 on Saturdays and includes participation in all our weekend workshops plus final graduation get-together, guidance through Wolf Journey Book IV – Trail of the Survival Scout and more. Costs including instruction, books, workshops and materials total $1,475. Click here for program details or go straight to our simple registration process.

The Neighborhood Naturalist quarter starts April 6, 2019

The Neighborhood Naturalist apprenticeship runs April 6 – June 22, 2019 on Saturdays and includes participation in all our weekend workshops plus final graduation get-together, plus guidance through the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses with emphasis on Book I – Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist. Costs total $975. Click here for program details or go straight to our simple registration process.

Email us with any questions. We always keep your information absolutely private. You can also like our facebook page to keep in better touch. While considering an application, check out our apprenticeship testimonials from novice apprentices, former campers-turned-instructors, and experienced educators who all succeeded in our summer apprenticeships and agree that the results far exceed expectations.