Ethnobotany Expedition: Wild Cooking & Herbal Medicine

July 28 – Aug 2, 2019 at Lake Sammamish with field trips to Whidbey Island and the North Cascades

Discover the secret world of plants and their ability to heal and nourish the body. Become a wild chef this week as you wander through fields, forests and seashores in search of wild foods. We will dine on edible roots and shoots, drinks and desserts; harvest kelp and other seaweed from the shore; work with our hands to weave place mats, gathering baskets, bowls and spoons from native trees.

Travel to glaciated alpine meadows and experience rare medicinal wildflowers bring you untold numbers of wild edible and medicinal plants. Make herbal tinctures, oils, salves, glycerites, and infusions, and poultices as part of herbal first aid training. Then, enjoy an herbal spa, complete with clay masks, facial steams, and more.

Course Goals & Skills:

The goal of this expedition is to provide participants with hands-on learning about Wild Edible Foods & Herbal Medicine. Skills covered include:

Click Ethnobotany Expedition Sample Itinerary for a detailed weekly sample itinerary.

Course Availability:

Open and geared for young adults with no prerequisite, although we recommend attending at least one of our weekend workshops or other camps and expeditions in the past for greatest success in the course. Youth may attend the Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics camp running simultaneously.

Course Instructors:

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm

Kim & Chris Chisholm are on hand all week directing our professionally-trained instructors who make up our hallmark 6-1 average student-instructor ratio critical for  high-level outdoor educational programs. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out our testimonials and dating back to 1997.

Location, Pick-up, Drop-off and Airport/Bus/Train Transportation Options:

Sunday 4:30 Starting Point: Lake Sammamish – Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA with additional transportation options from the Seattle Ferry/Bus/Train, SeaTac Airport, and the Puyallup Wolf Campus.

Friday Ending Points: 4 PM at the Hans Jensen Group Camp with additional drop-off options at the Seattle Ferry/Bus/Train, SeaTac Airport, and the Puyallup Wolf Campus.

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Tuition

2019 Training Camps & Expeditions are $795 if you register by June 10th, or $800 thereafter if space remains available. To reserve your spot, make a $200 deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival. Cost includes everything from Sunday-Friday including survival knife, firesteel or field guide depending on topic.  The only additional expenses you may incur for our courses are for travel and specific gear, although we have extras in case you can’t acquire something. You will also need to show you have health insurance, or check with us for recommendations on inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary.

Discounts: Standard cumulative discounts are $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, $5 off for successfully referring others who register campers this summer, and $5 off every camp for all alumni returning from prior years. Weekend stayovers are complimentary for self-sufficient adults, not including long-distance transportation.

Registration:

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form for each participant and send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. You can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.

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Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel in advance of the program start time 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 may be required 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 case of natural (weather, geologic, etc) disasters, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it 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. 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.

Course Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

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Click here for our Summer Expeditions Packing List

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions