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Kids Nature Day Camps at Lake Sammamish – Five Weeks of Unique Outdoor Skills for Kids

Five Weeks of survival, wildlife, herbal, pioneer and wilderness skills camps at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, a hundred-acre facility off East Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah

Choose from our Day Camps at the Hans Jensen Group Camp across from the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch in Issaquah. Camps run Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 for ages 6-12, grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.

Extended care is also available as early 8:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm (except Friday afternoon) with pricing and other details described below. A special series of family classes also takes place simultaneously for parents the week of July 24-28. Camp includes optional wading/swimming and games/archery during lunchtime, depending on park rules, camper safety tests, weather and other conditions.

Camp Week Options

We are offering five distinct weeks at our privately-reserved camp across from the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch in Issaquah, including:

July 24-28, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 1: Wilderness Skills Sampler with no prerequisite, or Advanced Nature & Survival for campers returning from prior years, and also consider our special series of family classes talking place simultaneously this week. FULL

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 2: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wild Cooking & Herbology with no prerequisites, or Advanced Wilderness Survival for graduates of two prior camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or Wilderness Survival Craft. FULL

August 7-11, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 3: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wilderness Survival Craft with no prerequisites, or Advanced Nature & Survival for graduates of any two previous camps with us. FULL

August 14-18, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 4: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology and the new Ethnic American Pioneer with no prerequisites, or Advanced Wilderness Survival for graduates of two previous camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or Wilderness Survival Craft. ALMOST FULL

August 21-25, 2017 Lake Sammamish Week 5: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and the new Secrets of the Ancient Scout with no prerequisites, or Advanced Nature & Survival for graduates of any two previous camps with us, or Super Advanced Survival for graduates of a previous Advanced Nature/Survival day camp with us. SOME SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

Or check out our day camps in Tacoma-Puyallup and Olympia.

Camp LeadersWolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm

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 critical for safe, profound and fun outdoor experiences. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997!

Direct Pickup/Dropoff Times & Directions: (scroll down for extended care options)

Instruction runs Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 with extended care options described below. Drop off at Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029, with arrival between 9:15-9:30 and pick up between 3:30-3:45. Be sure to go to our reserved Hans Jensen Group Camp with entrance across the street from the boat landing, not the main state park entrance. The facility is a privately-rented, hundred-acre property managed by the state park but not open to the public, located ACROSS FROM, NOT AT the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch. We are actually on the opposite (east) side of East Lake Sammamish Parkway.

There is no aftercare on Friday. Instead, parents are invited to join us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 on Fridays.  The schedule includes classic songs and stories from 2:00-2:15, camper-lead workshops for parents from 2:15-3:15, and camp graduation certificate awards from 3:15-3:30. Please join us for closing ceremonies to help campers integrate the skills they learned back into their life!


2017 Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish are $345/week. To reserve your spot, make a $75 deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival. The only additional expenses you may incur for camp are that you will need to pack a lunch and snacks every day, add extended care if desired, and of course all campers need health insurance. Tuition includes choice of Wolf Camp Book or Organic T-Shirt at your first camp with us, and Washington Firesteel or Orienteering Compass at subsequent camps.

Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, and $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer.

Scholarships: Due to high overhead at our Lake Sammamish location, scholarships are only available the week of July 24-28 in 2017 when children can attend the Wilderness Skills Sampler day camp, and all ages can attend our affordable family classes which follow the exact same schedule as the sampler day camp that week. Click here for merit scholarship and financial aid information.

Register Now:

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: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form for each participant and send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. You can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.

Or Use PayPal to register online securely with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account. Use the link below (might not be visible if you are using “reader view” on your phone or other device) or sign into and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)

Register securely via PayPal: (account not necessary for debit and credit cards)

First – Choose Camp Dates: (after looking above for any waitlisted weeks)

Next – Choose Camp Themes:
Participant Name & Age:
Your Cell Phone Number:

Or email us to be put on our our list for this program in the future. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it. You can also like our facebook page to keep in better touch, and once you’ve attended a program, please review us on our Better Business BureauYelpGoogle pages.

Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($75 for day programs, $175 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel 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.

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

Day Camp Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Extended Care Options

If you want to drop your camper off at the park before 9:15 a.m., or pick up after 3:45 p.m., you can take advantage of our extended care option available on-site at the park as early as 8:00 a.m. and as late as 5:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday AM & PM plus Friday AM. There is no extended care available on Friday afternoon. Campers utilizing extended care will have a dedicated staff member leading them in activities, sometimes joining the overnight campers when appropriate.

We charge the equivalent of $6/hr. for before/after care, payable at the end of the camp week.  We have parents write down the time when they “sign in” and “sign out” so we can keep track of that throughout the week, billing at $1 per 10 minute increment before before 9:10 a.m. and starting at 3:50 p.m. Parents can pay their bill when they pick up at the end of the week on Friday. Please indicate your approximate drop-off and pick-up times upon registration.


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