Internships, Apprenticeships & Training Programs

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.

Full-Time Summer Training 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 8-15 to get settled in, attend all our summer expeditions, practice earth skills coursework in every available moment, and help with summer camps when desired before departing in late summer.

Wolf Journey Book 8 Cover Artwork by Joanna Colbert of GaianTarot.comThe 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 8-15 to get settled in, attending all our summer camps and expeditions, and departing in late summer or fall after completing coursework.

Farm Internship IconThe 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.

Part-Time Spring Training Programs

WJECCArtBook4The Wilderness Survivor runs on Saturdays from April 6 – June 22, 2019 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 runs on Saturdays from April 6 – June 22, 2019 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 $1,475. Click here for program details or go straight to our simple registration process.

Coming in 2020

The Traditional Herbalist course will meet from 1:30-4:30 on Sundays from January 6 – June 21, 2020. 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.

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The Environmental Activist course will meet from  January 6 – November 17, 2019 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.

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.