The Conservation College runs two unique, full-time summer programs. These technical training programs lead to personal enrichment, meaningful jobs, and for some graduates, self-employment in the outdoor field.
The Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship has been our hallmark residential program since 1999 and is available for qualified participants who want to learn to teach wilderness skills in a fast-paced, outdoor setting. Our goal is to ensure that by the end of the summer you have the skillset necessary to work anywhere in the field of outdoor education. Start on July 12 on site during our limited 2021 pandemic-year schedule, and stay as late as August 28th to experience our summer training camps and expeditions, and become eligible for hire at our summer day camps later in the summer. This is a work-trade experience with all expenses covered for qualified applicants. Apply asap before space fills.
The Blue Skye Farm Internship is an entrepreneurial homesteading, sustainability and “permaculture” program that cultivates the home environment in a way that benefits nature and humans. Certified by the Washington State Farm Internship Program, you’ll help run Blue Skye Farm, home of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College, growing and selling produce on site. This is a work-trade experience with room and board included for qualified applicants, with some income available through farm sales. Apply asap before space fills.
Email us with any questions. We always keep your information absolutely private. You can also like our facebook page to keep in better touch. While considering an application, check out our apprenticeship testimonials from novice apprentices, former campers-turned-instructors, and experienced educators who all succeeded in our summer apprenticeships and agree that the results far exceed expectations.