Family Camps & Classes

We have a lot of great ways for families to learn together. We ran our first summer day camp in 1997, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, youth, adults and family. Experience our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly trained staff within our hallmark 6-1 average teaching ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.

Full Schedule returning in 2023 – In the meantime, here are some programs families can enjoy together…

Join us virtually or in person for in-depth workshops this summer with Kim & Chris Chisholm. In-person workshops run 9:30-3:30. Children may enroll along with adults at an in-person cost of $95 for the first family member, $90 per additional family member.

Wed, July 6, 2022: Wilderness Safety, Navigation & Survival Skills including the risk management, emergency first aid, navigation challenges, wildlife encounters, and practicing the order of survival.

Guardian of the Fire by Joanna Powell ColbertThu, July 7, 2022: Advanced Fire & Shelter including bow drills, bivouac beds and willow wikiups. Carve a friction fire kit, build a personal “bivi bed” or “eagle’s nest” shelter, harvest and lash a group shelter frame with willow shoots and bark, then thatch with tall grasses, tules and cattails.

Fri, July 8, 2021: Wild Foods Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making including hands-on harvesting and cooking of wild edible plants around Blue Skye Farm, plus making herbal salves and tinctures.

Returning Next Year: Wilderness Family Camps & Classes at Lake SammamishPuyallup

lakesammamishhansjensengroupshelterwolfcampCost for for all activities from 9:00-3:00 Mon-Fri is just $395 for adults and youth (minimum two family members, at least one being an adult) with discounts for children 5 and under ($50 less per year of age) and optional primitive camping fee of $35/night/family, or choose many near-by lodging options. We’ll also have lunches available at $15/adult, $10/child. You can bring camp stoves to cook breakfasts and dinners if camping on site, or use near-by restaurants and grocery stores.

  • Monday 1:15-3:15 Lostproofing & Awareness, Compass & Navigation
  • Tuesday 9:45-11:45 Wildlife Safety & Bird Language
  • Tuesday 1:15-3:15 Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals
  • Wednesday 9:45-11:45 Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
  • Wednesday 1:15-3:15 Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel
  • Thursday 9:45-11:45 Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
  • Thursday 1:15-3:15 Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft
  • Friday 9:45-11:45 Skills of the Artisan

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