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Camps for Kids, Youth, Adults & Family

Wolf Camp and the Conservation College ran its first summer camp in 1997, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, youth, adults and family. Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe, profound and fun outdoor experiences. Read our FAQ’s for more details, check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997, and register asap to give yourself or a loved one the gift of camp! Summer registration is now open, with discount for deposits made by June 5th.

Overnight Camps & Summer ExpeditionsConservation College Poster 2016 B copy

Scroll Down for Kids Day Camps and Family Camps or enjoy our weekly overnight youth camps and adult training expeditions which run Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons all summer. We also offer airport transportation and weekend stayovers.  Our upcoming schedule includes:

June 26-30, 2017 AVAILABLE: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages including Daily Classes in Puyallup.

July 2-7, 2017 AVAILABLE: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills for ages 9-17 running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides for ages 13-26 in Puyallup WA with field trips to Mt Rainier and the Salish Sea.

July 9-14, 2017 ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED! Wilderness Survival Camps for ages 9-13, 13-17 plus Survival Training & Trek for ages 18-26 (flexible) near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

July 16-21, 2017 ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED! Wilderness Survival Camps for ages 9-13, 13-17 plus advanced Training & Trek for ages 9-17 & 18-26 near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

BACK-TO-BACK SPECIAL FOR CAMPS ABOVE! NEW CAMPERS: Register for three weeks in a row July 2-21 (Wild Discovery Film Camp Survival Intro, followed by Survivors Side of the Mountain, then Advanced Survival: Primal or Zombie Apocalypse) and weekend stayovers are free! CAMP ALUMNI: Register for just two weeks in a row between July 2-21 and receive free transport or stay free over the weekend! ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR $695 OVERNIGHT CAMP SPECIAL if you take any other camp this year or in previous years!

July 24-28, 2017 AVAILABLE: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish including Daily Classes in Issaquah.

July 30 – Aug 4, 2017 NEARING CAPACITY: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography in Wolf Country for ages ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 east of Seattle WA.

Aug 13-18, 2017 NEARING CAPACITY: Choose from Ancient Archers & Artisans and Wild Cooking, Ethnobotany & Herbal Medicine for ages ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 near Seattle WA.

August 27 – Sept 1, 2017 FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST: Epic Fishing Camp for ages ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 near Tacoma WA.

Sept 22-24, 2017 REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 5th: The Wolf Gathering Fall Equinox Skillshare Rendezvous for all ages near Tacoma WA.

June 17-22, 2018: Leadership, Navigation & Conservation in the Backcountry for ages 13-17 & 18-26 near Yakima WA.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 near Seattle WA.

Kids Day CampsWolf Camp Cover

Our summer day camps are designed for ages 5-12 and run from 9:30-3:30. We offer four unique theme choices including the –  Wilderness Skills Sampler  – Wilderness Survival Craft – Wild Cooking & Herbology – Wildlife Search & Rescue and two new themes the Ethnic American Pioneer and Secrets of the Ancient Scout in two locations:

June 27-30, 2017 Puyallup-Tacoma Options: Choose from the Wilderness Skills Sampler or the new Ezra Meeker Pioneer Camp with no prerequisite, or Advanced Nature & Survival for campers returning from prior years. Takes place at Clark’s Creek Park in Puyallup with extended care and Tacoma Area Transportation options, plus also consider our special series of family classes talking place simultaneously this week.

July 5-7, 2017 Olympia day camp at Millersylvania State Park with themes including the Wilderness Skills Sampler for new campers, plus Advanced Nature & Survival for campers returning from prior years. Also consider our special series of family classes talking place simultaneously this week.

July 24-28, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 1: Wilderness Skills Sampler with no prerequisite, or Advanced Nature & Survival for campers returning from prior years, and also consider our special series of family classes talking place simultaneously this week.

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 2: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wild Cooking & Herbology with no prerequisites, or Advanced Wilderness Survival for graduates of two prior camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or Wilderness Survival Craft

August 7-11, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 3: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wilderness Survival Craft with no prerequisites, or Advanced Nature & Survival for graduates of any two previous camps with us.

August 14-18, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 4: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology and the new Ethnic American Pioneer with no prerequisites, or Advanced Wilderness Survival for graduates of two previous camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or Wilderness Survival Craft.

August 21-25, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 5: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and the new Secrets of the Ancient Scout with no prerequisites, or Advanced Nature & Survival for graduates of any two previous camps with us, or Super Advanced Survival for graduates of a previous Advanced Nature/Survival day camp with us.

Family Camps & Classes

Explore all of our options for families to study together.  These include:

Family Summer Camps the weeks of June 25-30, 217 in Puyallup, and July 5-7, 2017 in Olympia, and July 23-28, 2017 at Lake Sammamish open to all ages.

The Wolf Gathering Skillshare Rendezvous around the Fall Equinox in September, open to all ages.

Weekend Workshops on Saturdays throughout the academic year, open to ages 9 and up with enrolled parent.

Custom Classes & Hikes by request throughout the academic year, open to all ages.