Summer Training Camps & Expeditions run Sunday-Friday and are lead by top teaching staff with expertise in many different earth skills. Expeditions are open to all but geared towards young adults, with priority to those who have attended classes and workshops with us in the past.
June 23-28, 2019 Expedition: Backcountry Leadership – Wilderness Conservation, Navigation & Risk Management in sagebrush canyonlands east of Mt. Rainier.
June 30 – July 5, 2019 Training Camp: Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides on Lake Sammamish near Seattle.
July 7-12, 2019 Expedition: Wilderness Survival Training & Trek near Mt. Rainier.
July 14-19, 2019: Tracking Wolf Country – From Birds to Bears in the North Cascades.
July 28 – Aug 2, 2019: Wild Cooking & Herbal Medicine ethnobotany training with field trips around Western Washington.
August 18-23, 2019: Traditional Tech: Craftwork of the Ancient Artisan reserved for students enrolled in our apprenticeship program.
Want to go further in depth? Apply for our full-time summer residential programs:
The Wilderness Skills Training Intensive is available for students who want the fastest path to wilderness proficiency through a wide array of outdoor skills. Our goal is to ensure that by the end of the summer you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to thrive in any outdoor situation. Arrive anytime between June 8-22 to get settled in, attend all our summer expeditions, practice earth skills oursework in every available moment, and help with summer camps when desired before departing in late summer.
The Outdoor Teaching Apprenticeship 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. Be part of our 20th Summer, arriving anytime between June 8-22 to get settled in, attending all our summer camps and expeditions, and departing in late summer or fall after completing coursework.
The Blue Skye Farm Internship is an entrepreneurial homesteading, sustainability and “permaculture” program that cultivates the home environment in a way that benefits nature and humans. Certified by the Washington State Farm Internship Program, you’ll help run Blue Skye Farm, home of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College, growing and selling produce on site. Arrive on June 8th, and depart in the fall after the last fruits, nuts and berries are ready for market.
Or check out our Weekend Workshops