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. 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.
Ages 9-13: Space is available; no prerequisite.
Ages 13-17: Space is available; no prerequisite.
Ages 5 & Up: You may participate in the Day 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:
- 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.
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 just $575 if you register by December 15th to receive a Holiday Gift Certificate highlighting your enrollment in camp. If you register in the new year, the cost will be $580 for those who register by February 20th, $585 by March 25th, $590 by April 30th, $595 by June 5th, and $600 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.
Multiple Weeks: Recommended additions to Secrets of the Ancient Scout include Survivors Side of the Mountain and the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge or Wilderness Nav & Orienteering Camp and the Wildlife Safari. The cost for attending multiple weeks if you make $175 per week deposits by December 15th are:
$1145 for two weeks if you go home over the weekend, or $1340 including the weekend with us.
$1710 for three weeks if you go home on weekends, or $2095 including two weekends with us.
$2270 for four weeks if you go home on weekends, or $2840 including three weekends with us.
$2825 for five weeks if you go home on weekends, or $3570 including four weekends with us.
$3375 for six weeks if you go home on weekends, or $4290 including five weekends with us.
$3920 for seven weeks if you go home on weekends, or $5000 including six weekends with us.
Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $5 per additional camp you attend this summer, $5 per additional family member attending this summer, $5 for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and $5 per online review you do for us on a searchable site like google once you’ve attended a program.
The only additional expenses you may incur for this course are for specific pieces of gear and health insurance. We have plenty of extra gear in case you cannot acquire something and recommendations for inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary.
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.
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