Summer Overnight Youth Camps

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Join our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly-skilled instructors who are specially trained to teach pre-teens, teens and young adult groups during overnight camps. The Conservation College ran its 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 also ensures profound outdoor experiences that will become some of the best memories in life. Register for as many of the following camps as you like, or try our weekend workshops and family classes in preparation for full camp weeks:

June 28 – July 3, 2020: Wild Family Camp at Lake Sammamish. Voted BEST FAMILY CAMP in the region by’s 2019 Golden Teddy Award competition.

July 12-17, 2020: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics running simultaneously with the Wildlife Tracking Safari near Mt Rainier for ages 9 and up who have attended any of our day or overnight camps in the past. Transportation available from SeaTac & Puyallup.

July 19-24, 2020: Wilderness Survival Side of the Mountain near Mt Rainier with prerequisite of any prior overnight camp with us, plus Advanced Primal Apocalypse Survival available for those who attended our overnight survival camps in prior years. Transportation available from SeaTac & Puyallup.

August 31 – Sept 4, 2020: Archers, Artists & Artisans at Camp Curran near Tacoma WA for ages 9 and up who have attended any of our day or overnight camps in the past. Transportation available from SeaTac.

August 31 – Sept 4, 2020: Pioneer Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA. Voted BEST FAMILY CAMP in the region by’s 2019 Golden Teddy Award competition.

Returning the week before Labor Day 2021: Secrets of the Ancient Scout for ages 9 and up at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA.

Returning the week after Labor Day 2021: Epic Fishing Camp starting at the Puyallup River and traveling to the Pacific Coast.

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 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:

Overnight Youth Camps are $795. 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.

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, and $5 off every camp for all alumni returning from prior years!

Scholarships: Scholarships for overnight camps are only available for returning campers in 2020 as we transition into a non-profit organization over the next year. Click on Max Davis Scholarships and add answers to its 8 financial aid scholarship questions, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.

REGISTRATION FORM: If you have not yet completed a registration form in the past, download our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form to your computer, fill out one per participant, and email back to us. We also have a Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF or Word Doc.

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 BureauYelp & Google pages.

Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel in advance of the program start time 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.

Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

Agreements for Participation in Camp

Summer Camp Packing List

Homesickness Protocol & Prevention

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions