Join us for eight amazing weeks of survival, wildlife, herbal, pioneer, and scout camps at the private eighty-acre Hans Jensen Group Camp, off East Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah
Choose from our many day camp themes located at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, our privately-rented wilderness park across from the East Lake Sammamish boat launch in Issaquah. Day Camps run Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 with complimentary extended care 8:00-5:00 except no aftercare on Friday afternoon.
Camp is designed for ages 6-11 (flexible) with campers grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.
Camp includes optional wading/swimming and games/archery during lunchtime depending on park rules, camper safety tests, weather and other conditions. Or choose our other other day camp options in Puyallup plus overnight camp options around the northwest for youth, adults and families.
2019 Lake Sammamish Schedule:
We offer 8 weeks of nature day camps at the privately-reserved 80 acre Hans Jensen Group Camp across from the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch in Issaquah, including:
July 1-5, 2019 Lake Sammamish Family Camp and Advanced Skills Sampler Week open to campers returning from last week and previous years, as well as all families who would like to join us for our Wilderness Skills Family Camp.
July 22-26, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Week 1: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology, or Wildlife Search & Rescue, or Wilderness Survival Craft.
July 29 – Aug 2, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Week 2: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and Wildlife Search & Rescue, or Advanced Herbal Medicine for ages 8-12 who have graduated two prior camps with us, at least one being Wild Cooking & Herbology or the Wilderness Skills Sampler.
August 5-9, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Week 3: Choose from Wilderness Survival Craft and Wild Cooking & Herbology, or Advanced Ancient Scout for ages 8-12 who have graduated any two camps with us.
August 12-16, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Week 4: Choose from Wildlife Search & Rescue and the Blue Skye Pioneer Camp, or The Advanced Artisan for ages 8-12 who have graduated two prior camps with us, at least one being the Wilderness Skills Sampler or The American Pioneer.
August 19-23, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Week 5: Choose from Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft, or Advanced Animal Tracking for ages 8-12 who have graduated two prior camps with us, at least one being Wildlife Search & Rescue.
August 26-30, 2019 Lake Sammamish Three Themes Family Camp and Advanced Wilderness Survival Day Camp: Choose from the Wilderness Family Camp – Ethnobotany, Wildlife or Survival Skills or youth can choose Advanced Wilderness Survival for ages 8-12 who have graduated two previous camps with us, at least one being Wilderness Survival Craft.
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, 7-1 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 complimentary extended care drop-off no earlier than 8:00 and pick-up no later than 5:00 except no aftercare on Friday afternoon. 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. Remember that it’s our reserved Hans Jensen Group Camp with hidden entrance across the street from the boat launch, not the main state park entrance. The facility is a privately-rented, eighty-acre property managed by the state park but not open to the public, located ACROSS FROM, NOT AT the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch. Look for a gravel driveway 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, special workshops for parents from 2:15-3:00, and camp graduation awards from 3:00-3:30. Please join us for closing ceremonies to help campers integrate the skills they learned back into their life!
2019 Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish are $375 for returning campers registering by December 31st, or $380 for everyone registering by February 10th, $385 by March 20th, $390 by May 5th, $395 by June 10th, or $400 thereafter if space remains available.
To reserve your spot for weeks still available, make a $100 deposit per camper/week 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 are available if you apply for financial aid before spaces fill, usually by late spring.
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.
Day Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s
Most Asked Question: Lunchtime Activities – Bring your own lunch from home, and then enjoy our After Lunch Activities (ALA) include choices of Archery, Berry Picking, Reading & Naps, Sprinkler Games & Creek Wading.