Kids Summer Day Camps

Join our fun, skill-building camps!  Guided by highly trained staff, your child is sure to learn in-depth, be inspired, and love Wolf Camp.  See our 2014 schedule below, and register asap after choosing from any of our Western Washington Locations for children ages 5-12 in your choice of the following 3 theme options: Wildlife Search & RescueWilderness Survival CraftWild Cooking & Herbology

Day camper measures Skye Dog’s foot to compare with wild dog tracks.

Wildlife Search & Rescue

This theme is excellent for exploratory learners, but not recommended for asperger spectrum students, as the itinerary diverges daily based on wildlife “finds” and other learning opportunities.

Wildlife Search & Rescue celebrates its 18th year this summer with a new field trip to our nearest wildlife rescue sanctuary. You’ll also be learning from Search & Rescue volunteers on our staff how to navigate in the wilderness, then track and rescue lost people!

We’ll also head into the field every day for great wildlife tracking to learn everything about the maker of tracks. You’ll discover what it’s like to be a bird or other animal, using sensory awareness to know everything that’s going on around you, and by learning the language of the birds.

We’ll work together to make plaster casts of favorite animal tracks, craft tracking sticks, safely move through the woods, and investigate trails, lays, larders, and other signs of life all around. This camp is full of exciting, interactive, challenging and cooperative games, as campers learn to work as a team to develop skills of leadership, cooperation, patience, orienteering, dexterity, fun.

Day camper peeks out from a “debris hut” made during a mock survival scenario at camp.

Wilderness Survival Craft

This theme is excellent for anyone interested in the projects and lessons we cover, and especially great for hands-on learners.

Wilderness Survival Craft celebrates its 17th year this summer. Re-create a traditional way of life, honoring the gifts of wood, stone, fire and water. We’ll follow the critical order of survival, practicing emergency response scenarios, building warm shelter, purifying drinking water, making safe fire, and preparing the most important plants for survival food.

Campers will also witness bow drill fire by friction and then work with a team to practice it themselves. They will learn aidless navigation for lostproofing, and craft tools of stone, including a course knife. They will make rabbit sticks and other honorable hunting implements, learning that all life – plant, animal and mineral – is sacred to be respected.

Day camper displays flowers for herbal sachet

Wild Cooking & Herbology

This theme is excellent for focused learners, as it is like a mini college course on herbalism (although very hands-on) and therefore not recommended for adhd students.

Wild Cooking & Herbology celebrates its 16th year this summer. Explore the fields, forests, prairies, streams, ponds, bogs, seashores, and backyards of our beautiful region to discover wild foods and medicines growing everywhere. Campers will work with more than even the top 10 most important plants of their area, and be able to identify their look-alikes.

The kids will also learn to start and use fire safely, cook with ancient and modern methods, spin natural rope, purify drinking water, and come home with oils and creams they blended with herbs to heal common ailments, among other accomplishments.

We wish parents could watch the unfolding of this camp week, because the journey for these young chefs and healers is amazing. From discovering wild foods and medicine, to investigating their properties, to fully utilizing their gifts, and finally being able to tell their true stories, campers develop more real skill than you might imagine.

Camp Leaders:Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm

Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing staff instructors. In fact, Kim herself will be lead instructor for Wild Chefs & Herbology!

Read day camp testimonials from last year and dating all the way back to 1997!

Choose the Camp Location Nearest You:

August 18-22, 2014 at Columbia Springs on the border of Vancouver WA & Portland OR with transportation from Oregon City, Clackamas, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Salmon Creek, Vancouver & Portland.

August 25-29, 2014 at Millersylvania State Park in association with Wolf Haven, International with transportation from Centralia, Olympia, JBLM, Tacoma, Puyallup & South Hill.


June 22-26, 2015 at Clark’s Creek Park in Puyallup and also consider our special series of family classes talking place simultaneously this week. No transportation options available.

June 29 – July 3, 2015 at McCollum Park in Mill Creek with transportation from Seattle, Shoreline, Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Monroe, Snohomish & Everett.

July 6-10, 2015 plus 1-2 new weeks in August at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah with transportation from Seattle, Mercer Island, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Kirkland, Bellevue, Renton & Kent.

July 27-31 , 2015 at Twin River Parks in Arlington with transportation from Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Stanwood, Seattle, Shoreline, Mill Creek, Everett & Marysville.

August 24-28, 2015 at Dash Point State Park in Tacoma – Federal Way with transportation from Seattle, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, South Hill, University Place, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor and various points in Tacoma & Federal Way.

Cost & Registration:

Summer Day Camps for ages 5-12 are $295 if you complete registration at least one week prior to your camp start date, and $300 thereafter if space remains available. To reserve your spot and lock in the early registration price, make a $75 deposit (plus optional $25 deposit to reserve space in one of our pickup/dropoff vans) using one of the methods below. Your balance will be due by the first day of camp.

You can also receive cumulative discounts of $10 for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, $10 per additional child in your family you register for camp, and $10 per additional camp week (adding an overnight camp week, for instance). The only additional expenses you may incur for camp are that you will need to pack a lunch, add van transportation if desired, and of course all campers need health insurance.

Day Camp Preparation: Agreements & Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Day Camp Packing List

Camp Instructors:

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site at all times, teaching day camps right alongside staff instructors.

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