Summer Workshops

Join us virtually or in person for in-depth workshops this summer with Kim & Chris Chisholm. In-person workshops run 9:30-3:30 and you can also attend virtually! Interactive broadcasts will air live with time afterwards for questions and personal demonstrations. All workshop participants will have perpetual access to recordings.

Artwork by Joanna Colbert with the author as model in willow tree with songbirds.Mon, July 12, 2021: Wildlife Safety, Tracking & Bird Voices including field guide instruction and live tracking in our special wildlife restoration site. (New spots open with pandemic reopening! 5 remain as of 5/18)

Hiker Reading Old School Map - Artowrk by Joanna Powell ColbertTue, July 13, 2021: Backcountry Navigation & Leadership including risk management, emergency first aid, and navigation challenges. (New spots open with pandemic reopening! 5 remain as of 5/18)

Wed, July 14, 2021: Wilderness Survival & Traditional Fire including emergency preparedness, fire making, fast shelters, intro to wild edibles, and processing natural fibers like nettle and cattail for cordage. (2 spots remain as of 5/18)

Thu, July 15, 2021: Wildcrafting Edible & Medicinal Plants including hands-on harvesting, cooking of wild edible plants around Blue Skye Farm, and making herbal salves and tinctures. (2 spots tentatively open as of 5/18)

Guardian of the Fire by Joanna Powell ColbertFri, July 16, 2021: Advanced Ethnobotany, Survival & Fire including your choice of hands-on traditional fire making and fire-by-friction challenges, completion of salves and tinctures, and other options with prerequisite of one of the prior two workshop days. Click on July 14 or July 15 workshop to register. (3 spots remain as of 5/18)


In-Person Participation: Email us to be put on the reservation list, with priority to those who register for two or more workshops. In-person workshops run from 9:30-3:30 with time afterwards for hands-on help. Cost is $95 for one workshop/person, and $90 for each additional workshop and/or friend/family member registering together.

On-Line Participation: We will use Google Meet to broadcast the workshops: it’s as easy as zoom and great for recording and sharing later. Your participation will be completely interactive and prioritized as much as those attending in-person. Virtual workshop registration rates are: $65 for you (and others in your household sharing the same connection) to attend one workshop, $60 for your second, third or fourth workshop, and $50 to add the Friday workshop. It’s fine to register for one now, and add more later at those rates, or use the paypal drop-down menu below to register for multiple workshops simultaneously.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant names, your phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about.

Or Use PayPal to register via secure payment 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 and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)

Or email us to be put on our our list for the future. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it. Have you ever attended one of our programs before? Please review us on our Better Business Bureau, Facebook, Yelp &Google pages.

Virtual Class FAQs

What online format do we use? Google Meet with recordings uploaded to Google Drive. It’s as easy as zoom, great for recording, and easy to share in perpetuity.

Were classes live and interactive? Yes. Instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm engage participants throughout.

Do you sell the recordings afterwards? Yes, we might have them available for purchase later at a reduced price, so we will ask all participants to sign a release granting permission.

What ages can participate? All ages may participate, although online classes are not recommended for ages 8 and under unless an adult is helping. We leave it up to parents to decide if children are old enough to participate, as well as whether to participate alongside them online and outside with recommended activities.

Can we get a refund if we cancel? Our refund policy below only offers credit for future programs if you cancel, such as if the recorded online format doesn’t appeal to you and you prefer attending future programs in-person. Our official refund policy states that deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel 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 is needed 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 cases of natural (weather, geologic, wildfire, etc) disasters, epidemics, grid failures, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it unsafe 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. Reasons include the expenditure of funds (property rentals, advertising, materials, admin staff time, etc.) long before programs take place, i.e. deposits make it feasible for Wolf Camp to schedule programs in the first place, but our mutually understood agreement is that Wolf Camp will run the program at the safest available time in the future. Finally, 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.