Kids Nature Day Camps

Wolf Camp CoverExperience our fun, skill-building day camps guided by highly-skilled instructors who are specially trained to teach children in outdoor settings. Our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio ensures safe and profound experiences so your child learns in-depth, is inspired by nature, and loves Wolf Camp.

Voted Best Wild Nature Day Camp and Best Family Camp in the most recent Golden Teddy Awards run by parentmap.com surveying the Puget Sound Region.

Two Weeks in Puyallup/Tacoma in 2023

June 26-30, 2023 at Camp Curran off Canyon Road: Accessible Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 7-13 which is excellent for all hands-on learners at all ability levels. Please note: this week is nearing capacity so currently only open to • campers on wait lists last year and camp alumni who have not taken the survival theme yet, • campers needing prerequisite to attend other camps later in the summer, • campers applying for financial aid, and • campers with disabilities wanting an accessible summer camp experience. Click here to join the list for Feb 18th update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite.

July 10-14, 2023 at Clark’s Creek Park & Blue Skye Farm: Wild Cooking & Herbology registration is open and available for ages 8-13 who can be focused in outdoor settings (and seven year olds okay who either attended the survival camp earlier this summer or has older sibling at camp this week).

July 17-21, 2023 at Clark’s Creek Park & Blue Skye Farm: Wildlife Search & Rescue registration is open available for ages 8-13 who can be flexible learning in outdoor settings (and seven year olds okay who either attended the survival camp earlier this summer or has older sibling at camp this week).

Five Weeks at Lake Sammamish in 2023

July 24-28, 2023 at Lake Sammamish State Park – Sunset Beach: Choose between Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wild Cooking & Herbology for ages 8-13 (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp). 2/7 Availability Update: Registration for this week is currently limited to • campers on wait lists last year, • campers applying for financial aid, • returning camp families, and • new campers needing prerequisite to attend overnight and advanced day camps in August. Click here to join the list to receive 2/18 update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite. Also note that this week we will be in the main part of the park – meet at the “Creek Picnic Shelter” by Sunset Beach via the main park entrance at 2182 NW Sammamish Road 98027. All remaining weeks will be located at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE 98027.

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 8-13 (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp). 2/7 Availability Update: Registration for Wilderness Survival Craft this week is currently open to • campers on wait lists last year, • campers applying for financial aid, • returning camp families, and • new campers needing prerequisite to attend overnight and advanced day camps in August. Click here to join the list to receive Feb 18th update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite. Advanced Animal Tracking is still available this week for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of Wildlife Search & Rescue in prior week or year (overnight option also available).

August 7-11, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), while registration is now wait-listed for the Advanced Herbal Medicine day camp for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of Wild Cooking & Herbology in a prior week or year (overnight option also available this week and has 2 spots remaining as of Feb 7th). Email us to inquire about availability for the Advanced Herbal Medicine day or overnight camps and we will respond with an update on Feb 18th.

August 14-18, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wildlife Search & Rescue for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), while registration is now wait-listed for the Advanced Wilderness Survival for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of at least two prior camps with us (overnight option also wait-listed this week). Email us to inquire about availability for the Advanced Wilderness Survival day or overnight camps and we will respond with an update on Feb 18th.

Aug 21-25, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wild Cooking & Herbology for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), and registration is still open and available for Advanced Skills of the Artisan for ages 10-15 who have graduated from at least three previous Wolf Camp weeks, and parents attest that a camper can succeed in our method of knife safety and tool training (while the overnight option also still open and available this week).

Camp Leaders:

Camp Directors Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week teaching groups and directing professionally-trained staff instructors running kids day and overnight camps at our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences this year. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997!

Cost & Registration:

Please click on the day camp location of your choice (Lake Sammamish or Puyallup) for dates, times, prices and other specific logistical information. Registration officially opens January 2nd but alumni can email us sooner to reserve spots once you know which dates/themes you prefer.

Day Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

Day Camp Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Health & Safety in the Pandemic Era

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

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