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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 25-30, 2018: Backcountry Leadership, Navigation & Conservation for ages 14 and up near Yakima WA.

July 1-6, 2018 Wild Discovery Film Camp: Nature & Survival for ages 9-17 near Tacoma WA, running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides for ages 14-28.

July 8-13, 2018 Wilderness Survival Side of the Mountain for ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-28 plus the Advanced Primal Bushcraft & Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge for youth with prerequisite near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

July 15-20, 2018: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography for ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-28 in the even years at the Oregon Coastal Dunes with transportation from Puyallup-Olympia-Vancouver-Portland-Salem-Eugene, and in the odd years east of Seattle and traveling over the mountains into sagebrush canyonlands and the territory of our nearest wolf pack, the ending at Lake Sammamish.

July 22-27, 2018: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish east of Seattle WA.

Jul 29 – Aug 3, 2018: Archers, Artists & Artisans for ages 9-13 & 14-20 on Lake Sammamish with near-by harvesting field trips.

August 12-17, 2018: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics for ages 9-13 & 14-20 starting at Deception Pass and ending on Lake Sammamish.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages 9-13 & 14-20 at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA.

August 25-30, 2019: Epic Fishing Camp for ages 9-13 & 14-20 on the shores of the Puyallup River, Salish Sea & Pacific Coast runs on the odd years only and fills early, so email us now to get on the list for 2019.

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:

2018 Overnight Youth Camps are $735/week for returning campers and siblings who register by December 25th, otherwise open to all at $745/week if you make a deposit by February 10th, or $755 by March 20th, or $765 by April 30th, or $775 by June 5th, or $785 if space remains available thereafter. To reserve your spot, make a $200 deposit per camper/week and your balance will be due upon arrival.

The cost includes everything from Sunday-Friday including organic camp 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 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: 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.

Scholarships: This camp week involves a lot of expenses, so we can’t offer scholarships this week. Scholarships for overnight camps are available for Survival 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 Microsoft Word or PDF registration form, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.

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 Bureau, YelpGoogle pages.