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Summer Overnight Youth Camps

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The Conservation College ran its first overnight youth camps in the spring and summer of 1998, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, adults and family. Join our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly trained staff within our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.  You are sure to learn in-depth, be inspired, and love Wolf Camp. Register now for as many of the following camps as you like, or to visit in advance, check out our weekend workshops and family camps as preparation for full camp weeks:

June 18-23, 2017: Backcountry Leadership – Navigation, Risks & Conservation in sagebrush canyonlands east of Seattle WA  for ages 13-17, while 18 and up may attend the simultaneous Backcountry Leadership – Wilderness Conservation, Navigation & Risk Management course running simultaneously.

June 26-30, 2017 Wilderness Skills Sampler for all ages plus Teaching Nature I for participants in our Nature Guides CIT Program

July 2-7, 2017: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills for ages 9-17 in Puyallup WA with field trips to Mt Rainier and the Salish Sea, while 18 and up and teens enrolled in our Youth Nature Guides CIT Program may attend the Teaching Nature II training which runs simultaneously.

July 9-14, 2017:  Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain near Mt. Rainier south of Seattle WA for ages 9-13 & 13-17, while 18 and up may attend the Wilderness Survival Training & Trek running simultaneously.

July 16-21, 2017:  Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain near Mt. Rainier south of Seattle WA for ages 9-13 & 13-17, plus the advanced Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge with prerequisite and the advanced Primal Fusion camp with previous week or prior year prerequisite.

July 24-28, 2017 Wilderness Skills Sampler for all ages at Lake Sammamish including Daily Classes in Issaquah.

July 30 – Aug 4, 2017:  The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography following wolf, bear, puma, elk, raptors and more for ages 9-13 & 13-17 starting on Lake Sammamish and traveling over the North Cascades, while 18 and up may attend Tracking Wolf Country which runs simultaneously.

Aug 13-18, 2017: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics on Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA for ages 9-13 & 13-17, while 18 and up may attend the Wild Cooking, Ethnobotany & Herbal Expedition running simultaneously.

Aug 13-18, 2017: Ancient Archers & Artisans on Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA for ages 9-13 & 13-17, while 18 and up may attend the Traditional Technologies Training running simultaneously.

August 27 – Sept 1, 2017: Epic Fishing Camp along the Salish Sea near Tacoma WA for ages 9-17, while 18 and up with prerequisite may attend the simultaneous Honorable Harvesting Camp.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages 9–17 at Millersylvania State Park near Olympia WA, while 18 and up including parents may attend the Scout Philosophy & Mentoring Camp running simultaneously.

Camp Leaders: Chris, Kim & Lily

Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing our professionally-trained staff instructors who make up our hallmark 6-1 or better student-instructor ratio critical for  high-level outdoor educational programs. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out our overnight camp testimonials and dating all the way back to 1997!

Cost & Registration:

2017 Summer Overnight Camps weeks are $715 if you register by April 30th, or $725 by June 5th, or $735 thereafter if space remains available. To reserve your spot, make a $175 deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival. The cost includes everything from Sunday-Friday including t-shirt at your first camp, or survival knife, firesteel or field guide at subsequent camp weeks depending on topic. The only additional expenses you may incur for our courses are for travel to the location and specific gear, although we have extras in case you can’t acquire something. You will also need health insurance, so check with us for recommendations on inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary. Also, please see above for optional transportation and weekend stayover choices.

DISCOUNTS: Take advantage of our 20th Anniversary Alumni Discount special price of $695 also available to new camp families at a second camp or adding a second family member this summer. Must register with a deposit by April 30th! Otherwise our standard cumulative discounts are $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: Scholarships for overnight camps are available for Survivors Side of the Mountain and Secrets of the Ancient Scout, so click those links to check availability and apply early in case spaces fill up. Please also note that our focus for scholarships is for residents of the Pacific Northwest states, and especially foster children, enrolled tribal members, and the underprivileged. If you need financial assistance or want to apply for a merit scholarship, click on Max Davis Scholarships and add answers to its 8 financial aid scholarship questions to your camp registration form , or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.

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