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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 26-30, 2017 AVAILABLE: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages including Daily Classes in Puyallup.

July 2-7, 2017 TWO SPACES AVAILABLE Wild Discovery Film Camp: Intro to Nature & Survival Skills for ages 9-17 running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides for ages 13 and up with prerequisite in Puyallup WA with field trips to Mt Rainier and the Salish Sea.

July 9-14, 2017 ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED! Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain for ages 9-13, 13-17 plus the Survival Training & Trek for ages 18 and up near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

July 16-21, 2017 ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED! Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain for ages 9-13, 13-17 plus the Advanced Primal Fusion Camp & Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge for ages 9-26 with prerequisite near Mt Rainier south of Seattle WA.

BACK-TO-BACK SPECIAL FOR CAMPS ABOVE! NEW CAMPERS: Register for three weeks in a row July 2-21 (Wild Discovery Film Camp Survival Intro, followed by Survivors Side of the Mountain, then Advanced Survival: Primal or Zombie Apocalypse) and weekend stayovers are free! CAMP ALUMNI: Register for just two weeks in a row between July 2-21 and receive free transport or stay free over the weekend! ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR $695 OVERNIGHT CAMP SPECIAL if you take any other camp this year or in previous years!

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

July 30 – Aug 4, 2017 FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST: The Wildlife Safari – Animal Tracking & Photography in Wolf Country for ages ages 9-13 & 13-17 east of Seattle WA.

Aug 13-18, 2017: Choose from:

Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics for ages ages 9-13 & 13-17 at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA. FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST.
Ancient Archers & Artisans
for ages ages 9-13 & 13-17 at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA. FULL WITH SHORT WAIT LIST.

August 27 – Sept 1, 2017 FULL WITH WAIT LIST: Epic Fishing Camp for ages ages 9-13 & 13-17 near Tacoma WA.

Sept 9-10, 2017 REGISTRATION OPENS SOON: The Wolf Gathering Fall Equinox Skillshare Rendezvous for all ages near Tacoma WA.

June 17-22, 2018: Leadership, Navigation & Conservation in the Backcountry for ages 13 and up near Yakima WA.

August 26-31, 2018: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages ages 9-13, 13-17 & 18-26 near Seattle WA.

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 $735. 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. 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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