July 20-25, 2014 Overnight Youth Camp along the Stillaguamish River north of Seattle 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, if it weren’t for a handful of people who kept these practices alive. We’re a staff who has studied under scouts only once removed from the likes of Baden-Powell and Geronimo. A scout must live in honor, balance and harmony with the earth in order to blend with nature and move over any terrain like a shadow. There’s also an aspect of martial arts in this camp, using tricks of mind-over-matter to help us accomplish feats that seem impossible. Need we say more?
Ages 9-13: Space is available; no prerequisite.
Ages 13-17: Space is available; no prerequisite.
Camp Goals & Skills Covered:
The goal of Secrets of the Ancient Scout is to introduce you to the scout code of honor, including teamwork.
Skills covered during this camp session include, but are not limited to:
• Silent Communication
• Morals & Teamwork
• Bird Language
• Self-sacrifice for the benefit of loved ones.
• Intuition, purpose, wits, courage … need we still say more?
Camp Schedule & Activities:
Activities covered during this camp session include, but are not limited to the following list, and are somewhat dependent on weather, instructor descretion, camper desire, and serendipity:
Sunday: Agreements & Ice-Breakers, Intensive Survival & Navigation, Nighttime Park Walk
Monday: Navigation Challenge, Scout Camp Search, Artisian Spring Swim, Scout Skill Training, Camouflage, Scout Challenge Games
Tuesday: Smokeless Fire Challenge, Scout Team Training, Bird Alarms Training, Mind-Over-Matter Training, State Land Campout
Wednesday: Secret Scout Service & More
Thursday: Primitive Camp Trip, Nighttime Capture the Flag
Friday: Life Lessons, Presentation Preparations & More
Pick-up, Drop-off and Airport/Bus/Train Transportation:
Arrival Options on Sunday:
Complimentary Arrival Option: Meet us at River Meadows Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington WA 98223 on Sunday between 5:00-5:30 p.m. and help us set up camp from 5:30-6:00. We will start at 6:00 sharp with an introduction to the week, followed by final camp set-up and orientation from 6:30-7:00, at which point we recommend family/friends depart. Participants should eat a full, healthy dinner before arriving, unless traveling by airplane or train, in which case dinner is included in your pick-up fee. Participants arriving directly at our campground location are also encouraged to bring hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share with others during camp set-up time.
$25 Everett Arrival Option: Meet us at the Everett Transit Station on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location.
$35 Seattle Amtrak or Bellevue College Arrival Option: Meet us at across from Bellevue College at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church parking lot, 2650 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98007, or at the Seattle Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location.
$45 SeaTac Arrival Option: Book your Airport/Bus/Train Arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday morning in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:00 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim.
$50 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location.
Weekend Departure Options:
Complimentary Friday Departure Options: Family & Friends are invited to meet us back in Arlington at Twin Rivers Park on Friday with arrival between 3:30-4:00 and a closing ceremony from 4:00-4:30 p.m. which really helps participants integrate this unique experience back into their home lives. Final departure will be between 4:30-5:00 p.m.
$25 Friday Evening Everett Departure Option: Depart from the Everett Transit Station on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
$35 Friday Evening Bellevue College or Seattle Amtrak Departure Options: Get dropped off at Bellevue College or the Seattle Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
$45 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option: Depart from the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Friday between 7:00-9:00 p.m. after participants travel back home and have dinner with us.
$95 Saturday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and then depart on Sunday before 12:00 noon from the Wolf Campus in Puyallup.
$115 Saturday SeaTac Airport Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday in Puyallup, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon flights.
$125 Saturday Evening Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday night and depart Saturday evening after dinner in Puyallup.
$165 Sunday Morning Puyallup Departure Option: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday & Saturday nights and then depart on Sunday before 12:00 noon in Puyallup.
$180 Sunday Afternoon SeaTac Departure Option: Participants can stay Friday & Saturday nights with us, and then get dropped off at the Airport, Bus or Train Stations in Seattle or Tacoma on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in time for afternoon departures.
$195 Full Weekend Stayover Option: Participants can stay the entire weekend and join us for next week!
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!
Summer Overnight Camp weeks are $585 if you register by April 30th, $590 if you register by June 5th, and $595 thereafter if space remains available. To reserve your spot and lock in the earliest registration discount, make a $175 minimum deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival.
You can also receive cumulative discounts of $10 per additional family member attending together, $10 per additional expedition you attend, and $10 for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer. The only additional expenses you may incur for this course are that you will need specific camping gear, although we have plenty of extra just in case. You will also need health insurance, but check with us for recommendations on inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary. Also, please see above for optional pickup/dropoff and weekend stayover choices.
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 253-604-4681 or 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.
Our refund policy is that deposits are not refundable unless your registration is not accepted. If you cancel after making additional payment, you may receive a credit for a future program, minus a 25% administration fee of total payments made, in case of emergency. You will receive a full refund if your program is canceled and not rescheduled at a time that you can attend. No refund (and not necessarily any credit) is given if a participant is inappropriate at the program and asked to leave.
Camp Preparation: Agreements & Packing List
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