The Wilderness Skills Sampler
Choose from eight summer day camp weeks 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 9:30-3:30 with complimentary extended care 8:00-5:00 except no aftercare on Friday afternoons.
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.
June 24-28 Itinerary
The Wilderness Skills Sampler has no prerequisite and introduces a variety of wilderness skills that Wolf Camp offers. If a specific interest is sparked, participants can register for other day camp weeks where focused themes are presented.
Morning Session: Wildlife Safety & Nature Awareness Skills
Lunchtime: Bring & Eat Lunch from home, then our After Lunch Activities (ALA) include choice of Archery, Chill Time, Sprinkler Games & Swimming (creek wading, or go to lake for swim tests on days lifeguards are available)
Afternoon Session: Natural Navigation plus Map & Compass
Morning Session: Rawhide Drums to Leather Pouches: Traditional Animal Hide Crafts
Lunchtime: (see monday description)
Afternoon Session: Parents are invited to attend special end-of-camp workshops from 2:00-3:30.
July 1-3 Itinerary
Campers who attended the prior week or any camp in past years will be put into the Advanced Skills Sampler camp this week, whereas new campers will experience a curriculum similar to June 24-28.
PLEASE NOTE RE: MONDAY 7/1: Drop-off at the Lake Sammamish State Park main entrance Rotunda Shelter, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd. Pick-up is at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 E Lk Sammamish Pkwy SE, across East Lake Sammamish Pkwy from the boat launch where we will be the rest of the week. Both drop-off and pick-up on Tuesday & Wednesday will be at the Hans Jensen Group Camp. See below for directions.
There is no parent presentation on Wednesday, July 3rd. Instead, parents are invited all week to attend any of our Family Classes running July 1-5 and our July 4th Independence Day Campfire Concert & Cookout celebration.
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/Drop-off 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 (except the morning of July 1st – see next paragraph), 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 normally 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.
Please Note: If attending on July 1st, please drop off at the Lake Sammamish State Park main entrance Rotunda Shelter in the morning only. We will be at the Hans Jensen Group Camp in the afternoon just like all the rest of the days this summer.
There is no aftercare on Fridays. Instead, parents are invited to join us for special workshops and 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!
Please note that there is no parent presentation on Wednesday, July 3rd. Instead, parents are invited all week to attend any of our Family Classes running July 1-5 and our July 4th Independence Day Campfire Concert & Cookout celebration.
Full-Week Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish are $400 where space remains available.
July 1-3, 2019 Wilderness Skills Sampler and Advanced Skills Sampler are $250. Please call or email to check available space.
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.
Registration: Please call or email to check on available space for day camps. Family classes have plenty of space!
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 new participant (not needed for returning campers) and send with a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. New campers can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.
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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.