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Secrets of the Ancient Scout

August 21-26, 2016 Overnight Youth Camp on Deep Lake near Olympia WA

Our scout camps are widely considered the most fun, mind-blowing programs we offer. Discover skills of the ancient scout, nearly lost to history. We are a staff who has studied under scouts only once removed from the likes of Baden-Powell and Geronimo. A scout must live with honor, balance, and in harmony with the earth in order to blend in with nature and move like a shadow across a wide array of terrain types. We will also explore some basic martial arts and learn to use tricks of mind-over-matter to help us accomplish feats that seem impossible.

Scouting is not all about blending in with nature, though. This camp has a strong focus on building community relationships; learning to work in teams; embracing humility and self-sacrifice for the greater whole; and learning how to be an agent of change by truly understanding [blending with] those you disagree with. We will teach participants to value the significance of their immediate actions on the outcomes of their future.

Additionally, we will explore “Four Areas of Growth”.  Each day will be filled with activities that will help us grow Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, or Intuitively.

Camp Availability:

Ages 13-17: Space is available; no prerequisite.
Ages 9-13:
Space is available; no prerequisite.
Ages 5-13: You may participate in the day camp running simultaneously at the park.
Ages 13 and up including young adults as well as parents with youth at this camp may register in the Paleo Diet & Lifestyle Camp running simultaneously.

Camp Goals & Skills Covered:

The primary goal of Secrets of the Ancient Scout is to teach participants how to blend into nature; social circles; and use their position to influence positive change in the world. Skills covered during this camp session include, but are not limited to:

  • Stealth;
  • Camouflage;
  • Silent Communication;
  • Morals & Teamwork;
  • Bird Language;
  • Self-sacrifice for the benefit of loved ones;
  • Intuition, purpose, wits, and courage.

Camp Schedule & Activities:

Sunday: Agreements & Ice-Breakers; Intensive Survival & Navigation; Nighttime Park Walk;

Monday: Learn Scout Movements; Scout Silent Hand Signals; Intuition Training & Drum Stalk; Camouflage; Balance & Log Work; First Scout Mission;

Tuesday: Intense Scout Workout; Bird Language Lesson & Practice; Second Scout Mission; Mind Over Matter Introduction & Patience Sit; Night Camouflage Lesson & Practice; Smokeless Fire Demonstration; Third Scout Mission;

Wednesday: Intense Scout Workout; Scout Secret Service Mission; Fourth Scout Mission; Energy, Intuition & Meditation; Star Navigation Lecture;

Thursday: Intense Scout Workout; Prepare for All-Night Scout Capture the Flag; Fifth Mission – Capture the Flag;

Friday: Life Lessons; Closing Ceremony; Presentation Preparations & More.

Camp Instructors:

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm
Kim or Chris Chisholm will be on site for the entirety of this camp week, supervising scout instructors including Patrick Wiley, Hannah Hynes-Petty and others.

Pick-up, Drop-off and Airport/Bus/Train Transportation:

Click for Arrival Details: 5:00-5:30 PM Sunday meet at the Millersylvania State Park Group Camp next to the park entry kiosk – not the ELC. Or use our transportation – 3:30 Olympia Amtrak/Bus $25; or 2:30 Tacoma Amtrak/Bus $45; or 2:00 Puyallup Wolf Campus $45; or 1:00 Seattle Airport/Amtrak/Bus $75.

Click for Weekend Departure Details: Arrive Friday between 4:00-4:30 and join us at the Millersylvania State Park Group Camp for closing circle and dinner from 4:30-5:30 with final departure from 5:30-6:00. Or use our transportation to the Olympia Amtrak/Bus 6:30 PM Friday for $25, or Tacoma Amtrak/Bus 7:30 PM Friday for $45, or Puyallup Wolf Campus 8-9 PM Friday $45; or stay over and depart Millersylvania or Puyallup Saturday morning for $95; Saturday SeaTac Airport $115; Saturday Evening Millersylvania or Puyallup $125; Sunday Morning Millersylvania or Puyallup $165; Sunday SeaTac Airport $180; Full Weekend Stayover $195. To add transportation and weekend stayover options, just increase your registration deposit amount below by the amount listed above with a note of explanation. Thanks!


New Campers: $685 if you register by June 5th, and $695 thereafter if space remains available. Or a special 20th Anniversary price is also being offered for all campers who have attended a previous overnight camp with us: $595 if you register by June 5th, or $600 thereafter if space remains available. New campers can simultaneously register for an earlier overnight camp week to receive the alumni discount this week. To reserve your spot, make a $175 deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival.

Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $10 per additional week you attend this summer, $10 off per additional family member attending this summer, $10 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and once you’ve attended a program, $10 per online review you do for us on a searchable site like google and yelp, no matter how positive. Please note that the Better Business Bureau and other sites forbid any incentive for writing reviews so we can’t give credits for those, but still appreciate it since it’s hard to get reviews when people are as satisfied as our camp families. Thanks!

Expenses: The only additional expenses you may incur for this course are that you will want specific gear, although we have plenty of extra just 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. Finally, see above for optional transportation and weekend stayover choices between camp weeks.

Scholarships Availability: Scholarships may be available for this camp if you apply by June 5th, as well as for youth ages 9-17 attending Survivors Side of the Mountain, and ages 18-25 who drive to Tracking Wolf Country or Wilderness Navigation & Orienteering. 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 underprivileged young people. If you need financial assistance or want to apply for a merit scholarship, click on Max Davis Scholarships which are granted by the Western Outdoor Learning Fund (WOLF Foundation) – a Washington State non-profit organization, independent from Wolf Camp and the Conservation College, whose mission it is to support those wishing to attend programs of earth skills education. To apply, add to your camp registration form answers to the 8 financial aid scholarship questions, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.

Registration Options:

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word Registration Form for each participant and send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. You can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.

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. Just sign into and “send money” to our email address or use the PayPal links below – might not be visible if you are using “reader view” on your phone or other device: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)

Click to choose your deposit options if you would like to use PayPal:
Participant Name(s) & Age(s):
Phone Number(s) & Pick-up/Drop-off Point:

Refund Policy: If your registration is not accepted, you will receive a full refund on deposits. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable. If you cancel after making further payment, you may receive a credit for future programs, minus deposit, in case of emergency, although additional leniency may be given if you registered more than a month in advance. You will receive a full refund if the program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, except in case of natural disasters 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 for future use whenever the program is rescheduled or whenever space is available in any future program of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave for inappropriateness as determined by our agreements for participation.

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Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

Agreements for Participation in Camp

Summer Camp Packing List

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions