Advanced Pioneer Artisans Day Camp

August 12-16, 2019 at Lake Sammamish

The Advanced Artisan Day Camp delves into the traditional technologies of days past. Learn how to break stones to create knives and tools; crush rock and berries to paint drums you may choose to make. If instructors feel participants are ready, practice carving skills by making traps and aerodynamic “rabbit sticks” while also using a plethora of other tools which are critical for efficient craftwork like tanning animal hides for leather; making glue from hide scrapings; making awls from bones and antlers, and more.

Camp Goals & Skills Covered:

The goal of this camp session is to help you become a great archer, artist, or artisan of ancient crafts. Possible skills and projects:

  • Creating buttons from antler and bones
  • Creating natural dyes and paints for artwork
  • Crafting beeswax candles
  • Carving bowls using traditional methods like hot-coal burning (dependent on fire safety)
  • Crafting leather pouches, bracelets, and necklaces
  • Use of Survival knives (if instructor sees fit) and modern tools
  • Crafting stone tools

Logistics: (see intro camp pages for other details)

Available for Ages 8-12 with prerequisites of any three previous camps with us.

Day Camp instruction runs 9:30-3:30 Mon-Fri with complimentary extended care drop-off no earlier than 8:00 and pick-up no later than 5:00 except no aftercare on Fridays. Located at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029, with normal arrival between 9:15-9:30 and normal pick up between 3:30-3:45.

Summer day camps at Lake Sammamish cost $395 if you register by June 10th, or $400 thereafter if space remains available. You will also receive cumulative discounts of $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and $5 off every camp for all alumni returning from prior years.


Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Download our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form to your computer, fill out one per participant for whom we do not yet have a registration form on file (so not needed for returning campers) and send or email back to us. We also have a Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF or Word Doc. You can also send a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 or fill out the registration form and pay deposits by calling with a credit card, or using paypal as described below.

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Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel in advance of the program start time for any reason, you may receive a full credit good through the following calendar year on appropriate and available programs listed on our schedule, although an additional deposit may be required to secure your spot in the future program. If a program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, you may receive a full refund except in case of natural (weather, geologic, etc) disasters, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it impossible for staff and/or attendees to reach or use program locations, in which case all payments made will be held by us without expiration date for your future use in appropriate/available programs of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave a program for inappropriateness as determined by our kids, youth and adult agreements for participation.

Advanced Day Camp options this Summer:

July 1-3, 2019: Advanced Skills Sampler day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 7-12 returning from the prior week or previous years.

July 29 – Aug 2, 2019: Advanced Herbal Medicine day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 7-12 who attended two previous camps with us, one of which must have been Wild Cooking & Herbology.

August 5-9, 2019: Advanced Animal Tracking day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 8-12 who attended two previous camps with us, one of which must have been Wildlife Search & Rescue.

August 12-16, 2019: Advanced Pioneer Artisans day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 8-12 who attended any three previous camps with us.

August 19-23, 2019: Advanced Ancient Scout day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 8-12 who attended three previous camps with us, one of which must have been an Advanced Day Camp.

August 26-30, 2019: Advanced Wilderness Survival day camp at Lake Sammamish for youth ages 8-12 who attended two previous camps with us, one of which must have been Wilderness Survival Craft or an Advanced Day Camp.