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 four 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 Options: 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.
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.
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 the Wilderness Skills Sampler or any two previous camps with us.
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 at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or Wilderness Survival Craft.
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 camp week.
Or check out our day camps in Tacoma-Puyallup.
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!
$330 if you register by March 20th, or $335 by April 30th, $340 by June 5th, and $345 thereafter if space remains available. 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, $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and once you’ve attended a program, $5 per online review you do for us on a searchable site like google and yelp, no matter how positive. Please note that the Better Business Bureau and other sites forbid any incentive for writing reviews so we can’t give credits for those, but still appreciate it!
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 and be sure to apply well before the June 5th deadline because spaces often fill by late spring.
Register Now for Summer 2017
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.
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Refund Policy: If your registration is not accepted, you will receive a full refund on deposits. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable. If you cancel after making further payment, you may receive a credit for future programs, minus deposit, in case of emergency, although additional leniency may be given if you registered more than a month in advance. You will receive a full refund if the program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, except in case of natural disasters 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 for future use whenever the program is rescheduled or whenever space is available in any future program of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave for inappropriateness as determined by our agreements for participation.
Day Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s
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.