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Kids Nature Day Camp in Olympia

July 5-7, 2017 Three Days at Millersylvania State Park with extended care available

Give your child the gift of our Summer Day Camp running Wed-Thu-Fri 9:30-3:30 this week only serving Olympia for ages 5-13, 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. Camp includes optional wading/swimming during lunchtime, depending on camper safety tests, weather and other conditions. Extended care and transportation options are available for an extra fee 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:


Morning Session: Wildlife Safety & Language of the Birds
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming & Nature Games
Afternoon Session: Wildlife Tracking, Map & Compass


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

Friday :

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

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 Classes:

Family Wilderness Skills Classes: Click for a description of our adult and family 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. Or scroll to bottom of this page for extended care options.

There is no aftercare on Friday. Instead, parents are invited to join us for our fire making session on Friday afternoon.  Please join us for this closing ceremony 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 for Monday-Friday but this short-week Olympia Day Camp is $195. To reserve your spot, make a $75 minimum deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival.

Extended Care: Scroll down to see our extended care option which are available for an additional fee. 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 June 26-30 in Puyallup and July 24-28 at Lake Sammamish. Overhead is too high for day camp scholarships in Olympia. However, all ages can attend our affordable family classes this week at Millersylvania State Park which follow the same schedule as our wilderness skills sampler day camp. Or if interested in Puyallup June 26-30 or Sammamish July 24-28, be sure to apply for merit scholarships or financial aid 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.

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)

Register securely via PayPal: (account not necessary for debit and credit cards)
RSVP for Family Classes:
Participant Name & Age:
Your Cell Phone & Pickup/Dropoff Point:

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 ($75 for day programs, $175 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel 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.

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 9:10 a.m. and after 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.

2018 Transportation Options – NOT OFFERED in 2017 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.