Herbal, Survival & Advanced Wildlife
Choose from our day camps 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 day camp options in Puyallup & Olympia plus overnight camp options around the northwest for youth, adults and families.uyallup.
Choose Your Camp Theme for Aug 5-9, 2019:
Wild Cooking & Herbology: One space is available as of 7/13 with no prerequisite for this theme in its 20th year which 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.
Wilderness Survival Craft: There is a short wait list for this theme in its 21st year which is excellent for anyone interested in the projects and lessons we cover, and especially great for hands-on learners.
Advanced Wildlife Tracking: Open and available for Ages 8-12 who have graduated at least two previous camps with us – at least one being Wildlife Search & Rescue – may register for the advanced group this week. Continue our ongoing survey of animal dens and other finds above the Hans Jensen Group Camp!
Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 average 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!
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 camp is located at 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, camper-lead workshops for parents from 2:15-3:15, and camp graduation awards from 3:15-3:30. Please join us for closing ceremonies to help campers integrate the skills they learned back into their life!
Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish are $400 for weeks with space available. Our three-day advanced sampler camp running during independence week is $250 minus early registration discounts.
Additional Discounts: Standard cumulative discounts are $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.
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.
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: Please email us to see if there is a space available and if so, we will email you our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form to fill out, one per participant if not yet on file, so not needed for returning campers. We also have a Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF or Word Doc. To make your deposit, you can call with a credit card, or sign into paypal.com and “send money” to our email address, or send a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371.
PayPal Registration Option: Please call or email to check availability after June 1st
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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.