Overnight Camp on the Salish Sea, Cascade Rivers and Pacific Coast Beaches
Join us during the most exciting week of the year for fishermen and fisherwomen! Salmon season revs up in the rivers, crabs are still legal to catch and are growing in size; piers are hot with bottomfish and other exciting creatures caught day and night. Target fish include trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, surf perch, flounder, sole, dogfish shark, lingcod, and crab.
Regardless of whether you are an experienced angler or new to fishing, come join us for an exciting week of fishing at the very best spots in Western Washington! Learn the basics of rod/reel with our seasoned instructors and try your luck at various sites. We will fish the Puyallup River watershed, foothill lakes, Salish Sea piers, and Pacific Coast beaches!
You will learn what it means to be an honorable harvester, learning to avoid polluting the waters, reducing pain on fish, utilizing everything we can legally catch, and then cleaning and cooking your fish with Master Fisherman, Lead Instructor & International Culinary Chef Charlie Borrowman to enjoy eating the fruits of your labor. This camp is always an exciting and educational experience!
Camp Goals & Skills Covered:
The goal of this camp session is to help you become a proficient fisher and to introduce you to some traditional fishing techniques. Skills include:
- Become adept at rod and reel fishing (casting, tackle/set up, troubleshooting, hooking/landing fish, bait/lures);
- Begin to learn fly fishing;
- Get comfortable fishing from river banks, lake shores, and ocean piers;
- Learn how to efficiently find and fish the best locations;
- Understand the ethics of harvesting animals;
- Wild Camping and Swimming;
- Fishing with Traditional Technologies;
- Use of Fishing Knives, training in skills and safety for everyone.
This is a high-demand camp, so we only accept alumni ages 9-17 who have attended a day or overnight Wolf Camp in the past, but if space remains available, we also allow new participants who first register for one of our other day or overnight camps this summer, and/or our spring fishing workshop. Email us right away to inquire. Again, to ensure a great Epic Fishing Camp, we only accept participants who we have spent spent time with us beforehand at a prior summer camp or workshop.
Staff fishing specialist and wild chef Charlie Borrowman is leading this camp for the 10th year along with Kim & Chris Chisholm who are on site all week directing our professionally-trained staff instructors making up our hallmark 6-1 average 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!
Drop-off, Friday Pickup, & Transportation Options:
2017 – Additional transportation options include the Wolf Camp home office at Blue Skye Farm, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup between 1:00-1:30 for a cost of $50; and SeaTac Airport downstairs baggage claim Starbucks between 12:30-1:00 for a cost of $100.
2019 – Sunday 4:30 Starting Point: Lake Sammamish – Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA with additional transportation options from the Seattle Ferry/Bus/Train, SeaTac Airport, and Puyallup Wolf Campus.
2019 – Friday End Points: Special family fishing session is available at the Westport Fishing Pier at noon, or pick up by 4 p.m. at the Harbor Resort, 871 Neddie Rose Dr, Westport, WA, or for an additional fee in Olympia, Puyallup & SeaTac.
2017 – Or for an extra $50, pick your camper up at the Wolf Camp home office in Puyallup at 8pm Friday evening; or for an extra $150, we’ll drop them off at SeaTac Airport on Saturday; or consider our $200 full weekend stay-over option before joining us for the Wilderness Survival camps taking place next week.
As noted above, this is a high-demand camp, so we only accept alumni ages 9-17 who have attended a day or overnight Wolf Camp in the past, but if space remains available, we also allow new participants who first register for one of our other day or overnight camps this summer, and/or our spring fishing workshop. Email us right away to inquire. Again, to ensure a great Epic Fishing Camp, we only accept participants who we have spent spent time with beforehand at a prior summer camp or spring fishing workshop.
Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.
Or Use PayPal to register online securely with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account. Use the link below (might not be visible if you are using “reader view” on your phone or other device) or sign into paypal.com and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need) but scroll up to check availability/registration opening dates.
See above for priority registration timetable and 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.
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
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. Fishing license or catch card required in advance of attending.