Scout Philosophy & Mentoring



Returning in 2024

Discover skills of the ancient scout, nearly lost to history. 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 explore 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. We will explore “Four Areas of Growth” – each day will be filled with activities that will help us grow Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, or Intuitively – as 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.

Scout Philosophy & Mentoring includes a pledge of morals and service to experience  Participants can expect to participate in scout missions with forethought; and execute complex plans to achieve objectives. Participants will place total emphasis on selfless service; intuition; mind over matter; and acting as an agent of change.

Course Availability:

Ages 18 and up may participate if accepted into our apprenticeship program.
Ages 9-17:
Space is available with no prerequisite.
Ages 6-11
may participate in the
day camps running simultaneously.

Course Goals & Skills:

The primary goal of Scout Philosophy & Mentoring is to integrate the scout code of morals so deeply that it transcends the participant’s life. A point where scout ideals are no longer abstract concepts and, instead, ways of being. In order to do so, you may take a proficiency challenge to demonstrate that you have become accomplished in the following morals:

  • Appreciation;
  • Unity;
  • Intelligences;
  • Joyful Interest;
  • Sensitive Honesty;
  • Love & Peace;
  • Will to Serve;
  • Humble Respect.

The general goals of our scout camps are to bring you closer to the natural world, provide you with a better understanding of its intricate relationships, blending into nature as well as social circles, using your position to influence positive change in the world. Skills covered during this camp session include, but are not limited to:

  • Intuition, Purpose, Wits & Courage
  • Stealth, Camouflage & Silent Communication
  • Morals, Teamwork & Self-Sacrifice for the benefit of others
  • Sensory Awareness, Navigation & Lostproofing
  • Understanding Birds and Their Voices

Skills include but are not limited to:

  • Establish Secret Scout Camp;
  • Boobie Traps;
  • Smokeless Fires;
  • Meditative exercises for body control – overcoming cold, fear, and pain;
  • Navigate without modern devices;
  • Log Balancing & Jousting;
  • Build invisible scout pits.

Arrival, Departure, Directions & Transportation Options:

Sunday Arrival Options:

Complimentary 4-5 PM Park Arrival Option: Meet at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen GROUP CAMP, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 located ACROSS the parkway from the EAST Lake Sammamish BOAT LANDING. Arrive on Sunday between 4:00-5:00 p.m. for orientations and tent set-up. We’ll have food from 5:15-5:45 for those who didn’t eat dinner already and we also welcome you to bring healthy hors d’oeuvres or a pot-luck dish to share. We start with a welcoming at 5:30 with introductions and an overview of the week. Accompanying friends/family may depart by 6:00.
$50 Puyallup Arrival Option: Meet us at the Wolf Campus, 1026 14th St SW in Puyallup on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. so that participants can travel with us to our camp location.
$50 Seattle Airport, Bus or Train Arrival Option: Book your arrival into Seattle-Tacoma on Sunday in time to meet our pick-up vehicle at 2:30 p.m., but be sure to call or email us with arrival times before confirming your plans. Pick-up at baggage claim unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate or unaccompanied minor waiting area.

Weekend Departure Options:

Complimentary Friday Dinnertime Departure Option: Family & Friends are invited to arrive at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4450 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029 on Friday between 4:00-4:30 and join us for our closing presentations and workshop from 4:30-5:30. Packing and departure will be from 5:30-6:00. Please don’t leave before 5:30 since the closing circle is very important for integration of this profound camp experience.
$25 Friday Evening Lake Sammamish Departure Option:
Participants can stay late for dinner, campfire, and helping us reorganize camp for the following week, with departure anytime between 6:00-8:00. Although we encourage you to arrive by 4:30 for the workshop and closing ceremonies, we also know that traffic is maddening before 7 pm, so shoot for 8 pm and we’ll see you at the gate. Send a text to 253-225-1547 if your nav shows you arriving after 8 p.m.
$50 Friday Evening Seattle Amtrak, Ferry Terminal or SeaTac Departure Option: Get dropped off at SeaTac Airport, the Seattle Ferry Terminal, or the Amtrak Train Station, lower level next to the big CenturyLink Field parking lot at the end of S. King Street on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
$50 Friday Evening Puyallup Departure Option:
Participants travel back to Puyallup with us and get picked up from the Wolf Camp home office at 1026 14th St SW between 8:00-9:00 pm.
$100 Saturday Morning Lake Sammamish or Puyallup Departure:
Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday and depart before 12:00 noon on Saturday. Dinner and breakfast provided.
$150 Saturday Late Morning-Afternoon SeaTac Airport Departure: Participants can stay overnight with us on Friday, and then get dropped off at the Airport/Bus/Train Station in Seattle-Tacoma in the late morning for afternoon flights. Drop-off at security unless unaccompanied minor, then at gate.
$275 Full Week Stayover Option: Participants can stay over the weekend with us before joining us for the following overnight camp week. All meals, laundry, etc. provided.