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Summer Arrival, Departure & Stayover Options

June 25 – July 1, 2017

Sunday-Monday Arrival Options for the Puyallup Family Camp or Teaching Nature I training week:

Sunday Arrival Option: Meet us at Camp Curran, 13220 50th Ave E, 98446 (the turn south onto 50th Ave off of 128th Street is hard to spot but look for our sandwich boards if they don’t get blown down) between Tacoma & Puyallup on Sunday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. for orientation and tent set-up.

Daily Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at Clark’s Creek Park – South Entrance, 1700 12th Ave. SW in Puyallup every day between 9:30-9:45 for class sign-in.

Weekend Departure Options for the Puyallup Family Camp or Teaching Nature I:

Complimentary Departure Options: Family & Friends are invited to meet us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 at Clark’s Creek Park – South Entrance, 1700 12th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Or those who paid for camping can to return to Camp Curran and spend the night, with final departure by noon on Saturday.

$50 Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay overnight with staff on Friday & Saturday nights at Camp Curran in order to attend camp the following week. (fee discount for multiple family members; does not include food)

July 2-8, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Wild Discovery Film Camp & Teaching Nature II week: (or see family camp page for Olympia Wilderness Skills Sampler Family Camp thanks)

Complimentary Camp Arrival Option: Meet us at Camp Curran, 13220 50th Ave E, 98446 (the turn south onto 50th Ave off of 128th Street is hard to spot but look for our sandwich boards if they don’t get knocked down) between Tacoma & Puyallup on Sunday between 4:30-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:00-5:30 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week and then accompanying friends/family are free to depart by 6:00.
$25 Tacoma Bus/Amtrak Arrival Option: Book your Bus/Train Arrival into Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 3:00 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$65 SeaTac Arrival Option: Book your Airport/Bus/Train Arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:00 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for the Wild Discovery Film Camp & Teaching Nature II: (or see family camp page for Olympia Wilderness Skills Sampler Family Camp thanks)

Complimentary Friday Puyallup Departure Option: Family & Friends are invited to bring a pot luck dish and share leftovers at Blue Skye Farm, 1026 14th St SW, Puyallup WA 98371 on Friday between 3:30-4:00 and join us for our closing ceremonies and film showing from 4:00-6:00. Final departure will be from 6:00-6:30.
$25 Friday Tacoma Bus/Train Departure Options: Get dropped off at the Tacoma Bus or Amtrak Train Station by 6:15 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$35 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Options: Depart from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday between 8:00-9:00 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday Afternoon Bus/Train/Airport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at ticket counter unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$195 Full Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay the entire weekend with us and then participate in one or both of our Wilderness Survival weeks:

July 9-14, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Wilderness Survival Week One:

Complimentary Arrival Option: Meet us at Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp, 262nd Ave E., Ashford WA 98304 (just over 5 miles east past Elbe, and 2 miles before you get to the Ashford Valley Grocery gas station to the east) along Hwy 706 toward Mt. Rainier – Paradise on Sunday between 5:00-5:30 p.m. in time for our camp orientation from 5:30-6:00, followed by tent set-up from 6:00-6:30 during which families/friends are welcome to depart.
$45 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday between 2:00-2:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$65 Tacoma Bus/Amtrak Arrival Option: Book your Bus/Train Arrival into Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle between 2:00-3:00 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 SeaTac Arrival Option: Book your Airport/Bus/Train Arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 1:00 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for our Wilderness Survival Week One:

Complimentary Friday Departure Option: Arrive Friday between 3:00-4:00 with final departure by 5:00 from the road entrance of our primitive camp location, just a mile past Sahara Creek, at Faith Baptist Church, 28514 WA Hwy 706 since Sahara Creek has a big weekend horse event starting July 14th. Please note that normally other camp themes, we have an end-of-camp presentation, but for survival weeks, campers have a relaxing day at the beach reviewing skills learned during their last night in the woods, so there is no closing ceremony. Also, note that traffic going south from Seattle on Friday afternoon doubles the normal travel time, so instead, leave the Seattle area by 1:00 at the very latest, or choose one of the following alternataive options:
$45 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option: Depart from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday between 7-9 p.m. after participants travel back home with us. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$65 Friday Tacoma Bus/Train Departure Option: Get dropped off at the Tacoma Bus or Amtrak Train Station at 5:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday Afternoon Bus/TrainAirport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at ticket counter unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$195 Full Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay the entire weekend with us and then participate in the following camp week.

July 16-22, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Wilderness Survival Week Two:

Complimentary Arrival Option: Meet us at Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp, 262nd Ave E., Ashford WA 98304 (just over 5 miles east past Elbe, and 2 miles before you get to the Ashford Valley Grocery gas station to the east) along Hwy 706 toward Mt. Rainier – Paradise on Sunday between 5:00-5:30 p.m. in time for our camp orientation from 5:30-6:00, followed by tent set-up from 6:00-6:30 during which families/friends are welcome to depart.
$45 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday between 2:00-2:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$65 Tacoma Bus/Amtrak Arrival Option: Book your Bus/Train Arrival into Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle between 2:00-3:00 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 SeaTac Arrival Option: Book your Airport/Bus/Train Arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 1:00 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for our Wilderness Survival Week Two:

Complimentary Friday Departure Option: Arrive Friday between 3:00-4:00 with final departure by 5:00. Normally for all other camps we have an end-of-camp presentation, but for survival weeks, campers have a relaxing day at the beach reviewing skills learned during their last night in the woods, so there is no closing ceremony. Also, note that traffic going south from Seattle on Friday afternoon doubles the normal travel time, so instead, leave the Seattle area by 1:00 at the very latest, or choose one of the following alternataive options:
$45 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option: Depart from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday between 7-9 p.m. after participants travel back home with us. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$65 Friday Tacoma Bus/Train Departure Option: Get dropped off at the Tacoma Bus or Amtrak Train Station at 5:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday Afternoon Bus/TrainAirport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at ticket counter unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$195 Full Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay the entire weekend with us and then participate in the following camp week.

July 23-29, 2017

Sunday-Monday Arrival Options for the Lake Sammamish Family Camp week:

Sunday $50/wk Camping Arrival Option: Meet at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen GROUP CAMP, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 located ACROSS the parkway from the EAST Lake Sammamish BOAT LANDING on Sunday between 4:30-8:30 p.m. for orientation and tent set-up.

Daily Complimentary Park Arrival Option: Meet at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen GROUP CAMP, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 located ACROSS the parkway from the EAST Lake Sammamish BOAT LANDING every day between 9:30-9:45 for class sign-in.

Weekend Departure Options for the Lake Sammamish Family Camp

Complimentary Departure Options: Family & Friends are invited to meet us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 at Hans Jensen Group Camp. Or those who paid for camping can spend the night, with final departure by noon on Saturday.

$50 Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay overnight with staff on Friday & Saturday nights at Hans Jensen Group Camp in order to attend camp the following week. (fee discount for multiple family members; does not include food)

July 30 – Aug 5, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Wildlife Tracking week:

Complimentary Park Arrival Option: Meet at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen GROUP CAMP, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 located ACROSS the parkway from the EAST Lake Sammamish BOAT LANDING.  Arrive on Sunday between 4:30-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:00-5:30 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week and then accompanying friends/family are free to depart by 6:00.
$45 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$45 Seattle Airport, Bus or Train Arrival Option: Book your arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:30 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate or unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for Wildlife Tracking Week:

Complimentary Friday Departure Option: Family & Friends are invited to arrive at Hans Jensen Group Camp  at 4450 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 ACROSS the parkway from the BOAT LANDING on Friday between 4:00-4:30 and join us for our closing ceremonies and workshop from 4:30-5:30. Packing and departure will be from 5:30-6:00.
$25 Friday Evening Lake Sammamish Departure Option:
Participants can stay for dinner and campfire music and stories before departing anytime between 7:00-8:00 from Lake Sammamish. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$35 Friday Evening Seattle Amtrak, Ferry Terminal or SeaTac Departure Option: Get dropped off at SeaTac Airport, the Seattle Ferry Terminal, or the Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$45 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option:
Participants can stay later into the evening and depart between 8:00-9:00 from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Lake Sammamish or Puyallup Departure Option:
Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday.(discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday Afternoon SeaTac Airport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport/Bus/Train Station in Seattle-Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at security unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$695 Full Week Stayover Option: Participants may be able stay the entire week with us if qualified to help with our kids day camps then relax with staff in the evenings, before joining us for the following overnight camp week.

August 13-19, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Herbal & Artisan week:

Complimentary Park Arrival Option: Meet at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen GROUP CAMP, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 located ACROSS the parkway from the EAST Lake Sammamish BOAT LANDING.  Arrive on Sunday between 4:30-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:00-5:30 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week and then accompanying friends/family are free to depart by 6:00.
$45 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$45 Seattle Airport, Bus or Train Arrival Option: Book your arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:30 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate or unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for the Herbal & Artisan week:

Complimentary Friday Departure Option: Family & Friends are invited to arrive at Hans Jensen Group Camp  at 4450 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 ACROSS the parkway from the BOAT LANDING on Friday between 4:00-4:30 and join us for our closing ceremonies and workshop from 4:30-5:30. Packing and departure will be from 5:30-6:00.
$25 Friday Evening Lake Sammamish Departure Option:
Participants can stay for dinner and campfire music and stories before departing anytime between 7:00-8:00 from Lake Sammamish. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$35 Friday Evening Seattle Amtrak, Ferry Terminal or SeaTac Departure Option: Get dropped off at SeaTac Airport, the Seattle Ferry Terminal, or the Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$45 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option:
Participants can stay later into the evening and depart between 8:00-9:00 from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Lake Sammamish or Puyallup Departure Option:
Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday.(discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday Afternoon SeaTac Airport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport/Bus/Train Station in Seattle-Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at security unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$695 Full Week Stayover Option: Participants may be able stay the entire week with us if qualified to help with our kids day camps then relax with staff in the evenings, before joining us for the following overnight camp week.

August 27 – Sept 1, 2017

Sunday Arrival Options for the Fishing Week during Even Years:

Complimentary Camp Arrival Option: Meet us at Camp Curran, 13220 50th Ave E, 98446 (the turn south onto 50th Ave off of 128th Street is hard to spot but look for our sandwich boards if they don’t get knocked down) between Tacoma & Puyallup on Sunday between 4:30-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:00-5:30 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week and then accompanying friends/family are free to depart by 6:00.
$25 Tacoma Amtrak/Bus or Puyallup Wolf Campus Arrival Option: If meeting us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup, arrive by 3:00 p.m.; or if meeting us at the Tacoma Amtrak or Bus Terminal, arrive by 1:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 SeaTac Airport Arrival Option: Book your arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:00 pm, but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate or unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for the Fishing Week:

Complimentary Friday Westport WA Pacific Coast Departure Option: Family and friends are invited to arrive anytime between 12:30-4:30 pm on Friday at the Harbor Resort – Westport Fishing Pier and enjoy the afternoon fishing with us, hearing epic stories from the week, and cooking up our catch into a gourmet soup. Departure by 4:30 p.m.
$50 Olympia Bus or Lacey Amtrak Arrival Option: Meet at Olympia Bus Terminal, 107 7th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, at 6:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$75 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Options: Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday anytime between 7:30-8:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$115 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$150 Saturday Afternoon Bus/TrainAirport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. Drop-off at ticket counter unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

June 17-23, 2018

Sunday Arrival Options for the Backcountry Leadership Week:

Complimentary Campground Arrival Option: Meet us at Umtanum Creek Recreation Area Campground in the Yakima Canyon which is 11.5 miles south of Interstate 90 on Canyon Road on Sunday between 4:30-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:00-5:30 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week and then accompanying friends/family are free to depart by 6:00.
$30 North Bend Arrival Option: Meet us next to the North Bend (WA) Safeway in the McDonald’s parking lot on Sunday by 2:00 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$40 Bellevue College Arrival Option: Meet us across from Bellevue College at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church parking lot, 2650 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98007 on Sunday by 1:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$50 Seattle Amtrak Arrival Option: Meet us at the Seattle Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Sunday by 1:00 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$50 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday by 1:00 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$60 SeaTac Airport Arrival Option: Book your Airport/Bus/Train Arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday morning in time to meet our pick-up vehicle by 12:30 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate or unaccompanied minor waiting area. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

Weekend Departure Options for the Backcountry Leadership Week:

Complimentary Friday Ellensburg Departure Option: Family & Friends are invited to meet us back at Umtanum Campground on Friday for river bathing between 2:00-2:30 p.m. and departure by 3:00.
$30 Friday Evening North Bend Departure Option: Get dropped off next to the North Bend (WA) Safeway in the McDonald’s parking lot on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$40 Friday Evening Bellevue College Departure Option: Get dropped off across from Bellevue College at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church parking lot, 2650 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98007 on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$50 Friday Evening Seattle Amtrak Departure Option: Get dropped off at the Seattle Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Friday at 5:15 p.m. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$60 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option: Depart from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday between 6:00-9:00 p.m. after participants travel back home and have dinner with us. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$95 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and then depart on Sunday before 12:00 noon from the Wolf Campus in Puyallup. (discount for multiple friends/family members)
$135 Saturday SeaTac Airport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday in Puyallup, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights. (discount for multiple friends/family members)

$195 Full Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay the entire weekend with us and then participate in our Wilderness Skills Sampler Family Camp or Teaching Nature I training week.

2 comments to Summer Arrival, Departure & Stayover Options

  • Tiffany

    What is the total cost for a new person who wants to stay all 3 weeks including weekends?

    • Hi Tiffany. The total cost for new campers taking advantage of our free-weekends-if-staying-three-weeks in 2017 would be $725+$695+$695 = $2,115 including the 20th Anniversary additional-camp alumni discount. Thanks, – Chris

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