Join our fun, skill-building programs guided by skilled instructors who are specially trained to teach pre-teens, teens and young adult groups during overnight camps. We ran our first overnight summer camps in the spring and summer of 1998, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, adults and family. Our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio ensures profound outdoor experiences that will become some of the best memories in life.
June 30 – July 6, 2024: Out-of-this-World Wilderness Camp near Mt. Rainier from Sunday 5pm – Saturday 10am for ages 11-17 who have attended any of our day camps or family workshops or overnight camps prior to this week. Runs simultaneously with the Advanced Wilderness Skills & Survival Trek for ages 11-17 who have attended at least one overnight camp with us in the past. $1,075 plus personal food and gear.
July 22-26, 2024 Tracking Birds, Bobcats, Bears & Beyond at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $1,075 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: completion of our Wildlife Search & Rescue day camp or family wildlife workshop or one overnight camp prior to this week. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program.
July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $1,075 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: completion of our Wild Cooking & Herbology day camp or family ethnobotany workshop or one overnight camp prior to this week. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program.
August 5-9, 2024 Archers, Artists & Artisans at Lake Sammamish for ages 11-16 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $1,075 includes all expenses. Prerequisites: at least three day camps or one overnight camp with us prior to this week. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program.
August 12-16, 2024 Advanced Zombie Apocalypse Experience at Lake Sammamish for ages 11-16 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $1,075 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: at least one overnight camp with us prior to this week. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program.
Wolf Camp directors Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week teaching groups and directing staff instructors who make up a hallmark 6-1 student-instructor ratio that’s 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.
Hygiene protocols will remain the same as last year as long as there is still no evidence of Covid/Colds/Flu transmission in the outdoors with plenty of room to spread out. To start each day, campers must pass our health screening before being allowed to participate in camp. If there are reports of group participants who came in contact with an infection, we may provide n95 masks for participants of that group to wear when less than 3-6 feet from others. As before the pandemic, we will continue requiring hand sanitizing whenever sharing tools and materials, before entering toilets, and we train campers with proper hand washing after campers exit toilet facilities with doors left open between uses when possible to ensure ventilation.
Full vaccinations are strongly encouraged – we follow the scientific consensus – with tetanus shot (usually given as part of the normal Tdap vaccine series) considered the most important in the field of outdoor education. Otherwise, we know that due to our 100% outdoor setting, combined with health screenings, contact tracing, supervised hand washing, bathroom ventilation, mask use when exposure has been reported in a group, and individual/family style tenting at overnight camps, the risk of disease transmission has been negligible at Wolf Camp, so other vaccination records are not required. Please click here for full details on our health and safety protocols during the pandemic era, and see the latest CDC summer camp guidelines.
2023 Tuition for overnight camp weeks is $1,075. All expenses are included for camps running Monday-Friday at Lake Sammamish, whereas for camps running Sun-Sat, June 30 – July 6 near Mount Rainier, you will need to purchase camping food, cook stoves, and other backcountry gear as part of your camper’s wilderness skills training. Discounts are available including $10 off per additional week you attend this summer, and $10 off per additional family member attending this summer. If needed to attend a camp week of your choice, click here to apply for financial aid from the Max Davis Scholarship fund administered by the Conservation College.
Registration (opens November 20th for returning camp families, and January 20th for new camp families)
STEP 1 – Reserve your spots in camp by making $100 deposits per camper per week of camp via one of the following methods:
• Zelle to “email@example.com” with a note including camper names and ages, camp dates and theme, plus your EMAIL & PHONE since Zelle doesn’t automatically share that with us;
• Or call us between 9am-9pm at 425-248-0253 ex 1 or ex 2 with a credit card to register over the phone;
• Or use the PayPal system appearing below after January 20th;
STEP 2 – If this is your camper’s first year with us, complete our once-in-a-lifetime Registration Form within one week of making your deposit, otherwise we will have to refund you and give your spot(s) to others. You can use our Microsoft Word or PDF registration form, or make your own copy of our Google Doc form, or choose our Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF / Word Doc – one per new participant. We’ll need you to email it back to us for review within one week to maintain your reservation. If your camper has attended Wolf Camp in the past, a new registration form is not needed, but we will email a questionnaire for your camper to submit as application for this year.
STEP 3 – Pay balance before or during your summer camp week. We’ll email you an invoice this spring with camp prep info and balance payment options (Zelle, PayPal, Check, Credit Card) that can be done in advance or during your first camp week. All payments are non-refundable unless we refuse your registration. However, if you cancel (at any time for any reason is fine) we will save your payments as credit for you to use in future years, or you can choose to have us move the funds into our scholarship account if you prefer. The best practice is to make the minimum deposits to register, and then wait to pay the remaining balance during your camp week via Zelle to “firstname.lastname@example.org” saving us time and transaction fees, or you can PayPal us at that same email address, or give us a check or have us run a credit card on site.
Or email us to be put on our list for this program in the future. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it.
Refund Policy: Payments 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 needed 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 cases of natural (weather, geologic, wildfire, etc) disasters, grid failures, epidemics, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it unsafe 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. Reasons include the expenditure of funds (property rentals, advertising, materials, admin staff time, etc.) long before programs take place, i.e. deposits make it feasible for Wolf Camp to schedule programs in the first place, but our mutually understood agreement is that Wolf Camp will run the program at the safest available time in the future. Finally, no refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is a no-show without prior notice, or asked to leave a program for inappropriateness as determined by our kids, youth and adult agreements for participation.
Camp Preparation: Agreements & FAQ’s (click on your camp week for specialized packing lists)
Most Asked Question: What are bathroom and sleeping arrangements like? Bathrooms are primitive, and we train campers in wilderness hygiene and private outdoor bathing methods as part of their learning experience. We provide camping tents, and campers may have (or bring) their own, or share one with others, depending on pandemic protocols. We recommend you bring your own pillow, sleeping bag and foam pad, although we have extras if needed. Click on packing list above for more details.