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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 space still available in some weeks!

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 25-30, 2018: Backcountry Leadership, Navigation & Conservation for ages 14-20 and 18-28 near Yakima WA.

July 1-6, 2018 Wild Discovery Film Camp: Nature & Survival for ages 9-13 & 13-17 running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides for ages 14-28 with prerequisite, plus the Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages near Olympia WA.

July 8-13, 2018 Survival Side of the Mountain for ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-28 plus Advanced Primal Bushcraft and the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge with prerequisites near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

July 15-20, 2018: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography in Wolf Country for ages 9-13 & 14-20 starting in Puyallup, traveling over the mountains into sagebrush canyonlands and the territory of our nearest wolf pack, and ending east of Seattle at Lake Sammamish.

July 22-27, 2018: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish east of Seattle WA.

Jul 29 – Aug 3, 2018: Ancient Archers, Artists & Artisans for ages 9-13 & 14-20 on Lake Sammamish with near-by harvesting field trips.

August 12-17, 2018: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics for ages 9-13 & 14-20 starting at Deception Pass and ending on Lake Sammamish.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages 9-13 & 14-20 at Lake Sammamish.

August 25-30, 2019: Epic Fishing Camp for ages 9-13 & 14-20 on the shores of the Puyallup River, Salish Sea & Pacific Coast runs on the odd years only and fills early, so email us now to get on the list for 2019.

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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 American Pioneer and Secrets of the Ancient Scout in two locations:

July 2-6, 2018 Olympia four 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 16-20, 2018 Puyallup-Tacoma: Choose from the Wilderness Skills Sampler for new campers, or Advanced Nature & Survival for campers returning from prior years. Takes place at Clark’s Creek Park in Puyallup with extended care options.

July 23-27, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 1: The Wilderness Skills Sampler with no prerequisite, or Advanced Nature & Survival Sampler for campers returning from prior years, and also consider our Wilderness Skills Family Camp talking place simultaneously this week.

July 30 – Aug 3, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 2: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and The American Pioneer with no prerequisites, or The Advanced Artisan for graduates of two prior camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or The American Pioneer.

August 6-10, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 3: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft with no prerequisites, or Advanced Animal Tracking for graduates of two prior camps with us, at least one being Wildlife Search & Rescue or the Wilderness Skills Sampler.

August 13-17, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 4: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and Wildlife Search & Rescue with no prerequisites, or Advanced Herbal Medicine for graduates of two prior camps with us, at least one being Wild Cooking & Herbology or the Wilderness Skills Sampler.

August 20-24, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 5: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wildlife Search & Rescue with no prerequisites, or Advanced Wilderness Survival for graduates of two previous camps with us, at least one being Wilderness Survival Craft or the American Pioneer.

August 27-31, 2018 Lake Sammamish Week 6: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and Wild Cooking & Herbology with no prerequisites, or Advanced Ancient Scout for graduates of any two camps with us.

Family Camps & Classes

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

Family Summer Camps the weeks of July 1-6, 2018 in Olympia, and July 22-27, 2017 at Lake Sammamish open to all ages.

The Wolf Gathering Skillshare Rendezvous in September is open to families and adults.

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.