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Kids Nature Day Camp in Olympia

Not Scheduled for 2018

Give your child the gift of our Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12 running Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 with complimentary family activities on July 4th. Campers are grouped by age within our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.

Camp includes optional wading/swimming during lunchtime, depending on camper safety tests, weather and other conditions. Complimentary extended care is also available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM except Friday afternoon as described below.

For New Campers – The Wilderness Skills Sampler:

Register below for this theme designed to provide participants with an overview of the skills that Wolf Camp offers, including:

Monday Itinerary:

Morning Session: Wildlife Safety & Nature Awareness Skills
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session: Natural Navigation plus Map & Compass

Tuesday Itinerary:

Morning Session: Wilderness Survival including Emergency Shelters
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session: Traditional Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel

Wednesday Itinerary:

Morning Session: Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session: Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft

Thursday Itinerary:

Morning Session: Literal Language of the Birds
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session: Tracking & Trailing Animals

Friday Itinerary:

Morning Session: Rawhide Drums to Leather Pouches: Traditional Animal Hide Crafts
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session:  Parents are invited to attend closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30.

For Returning Campers – Advanced Nature & Survival:

Advanced Nature & Survival Day Camp: Click for a description or register below for this option only available to campers returning from prior years.

For Families – Wilderness Skills Camp & Classes:

Family Wilderness Skills Camp & Classes: Click for a description of our adult and family camp and classes running all week, and parents may register  on our site, whether or not your children attend as well.

Camp Leaders

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris ChisholmKim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 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: (scroll down for van transportation options)

Instruction runs Wed-Thu-Fri 9:30-3:30 at Millersylvania State Park Group Camp next to the park entry kiosk at 12245 Tilley Road South, Olympia, WA 98512 with complimentary extended care no earlier than 8:00 and no later than 5:00 except no aftercare Friday.

There is no aftercare on Friday. 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 certificate 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 a Discover Pass is required on all vehicles parked at Millersylvania State Park.  For more information, or to purchase a Discover Pass, please visit


Our day camps for ages 6-12 are normally $345-$375 for Monday-Friday with complimentary extended care but this modified independence week camp is $265 for returning campers and siblings who register by December 25th, otherwise open to all at $275 if you make a deposit by February 10th, or $280 by March 20th, or $285 by April 30th, or $290 by June 5th, or $295 if space remains available thereafter. To reserve your spot, make a $100 deposit per camper, and your balance will be due upon arrival.

The only other additional expenses you may incur for camp are that you will need to pack a lunch and snacks every day, 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 for day camps in 2017 are only available the weeks of July 16-20 in Puyallup and July 23-27 at Lake Sammamish. Overhead is too high for day camp scholarships in Olympia. However, all ages can attend our affordable family classes this week which follow the same schedule as our wilderness skills sampler day camp. Nevertheless, be sure to apply early for merit scholarships or financial aid because spaces often fill by late spring.

Registration is closed for 2018:

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)

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 ($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

Day Camp Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Extended Care Option

If you want to drop your camper off at the park before 9:30 a.m., or pick up after 3:30 p.m., you can take advantage of our extended care option available on-site at the park except no aftercare on Friday afternoon. There is no extended care available at vanpool rendezvous points. Campers utilizing extended care will have a dedicated staff member leading them in activities, sometimes joining the overnight campers when appropriate.

Transportation Options – NOT OFFERED in 2018 SORRY!

If you can’t drop off directly at Millersylvania State Park group camp located next to the park entrance kiosk, you can use our van transportation for additional fees described below:

Olympia-Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW departing daily at 9:00 am, and returning at 4:00 pm. Cost is $45 for the week except no van on Friday afternoon.
Lacey-Nisqually departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 off Interstate 5 – Hawk’s Prairie Exit at the Mayan Mexican Restaurant, . Cost is $55 for the whole week except no van on Friday afternoon.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 off Interstate 5 – Dupont Exit 119 at the Station Loop Starbucks, 1100 Station Dr. Cost is $65 for the whole week except no van on Friday afternoon.