Join our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly-skilled instructors who are specially trained to teach young people ages 9-17 and 18-28 at 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 24-29, 2019: Backcountry Leadership, Navigation & Conservation for ages 14 and up near Yakima WA with transportation from Puyallup, Seattle & Issaquah.
July 1-5, 2019: Wilderness Skills Family Camp for all ages at Lake Sammamish east of Seattle WA, running simultaneously with Teaching Nature: Training for Environmental Educators & Nature Guides for ages 14-28.
July 14-19, 2019: The Wildlife Safari – Tracking Wolf Country with transportation available from Seattle, Snoqualmie & Puyallup.
July 28 – Aug 2, 2019: Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics at Lake Sammamish with field trips to Whidbey Island, Snoqualmie Pass and the Yakima Canyon.
August 4-9, 2019: Secrets of the Ancient Scout at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA.
August 18-23, 2019: Archers, Artists & Artisans at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA.
August 25-30, 2019: Epic Fishing Camp starting at Lake Sammamish and moving to the Puyallup River, Salish Sea & Pacific Coast. Prerequisite: Previous attendance at any one of our day or overnight camps.
June 29 – July 4, 2020: Wild Discovery Film Camp: Nature & Survival at Lake Sammamish near Seattle WA.
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:
2019 Overnight Youth Camps are $780 if you register by February 10th, or $785 by March 20th, $790 by May 5th, $795 by June 10th, or $800 thereafter if space remains available. To reserve your spot, make a $200 deposit per camper/week and your balance will be due upon arrival. Except for gear fees at Fishing Camp, 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 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, 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.
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