Family Camps & Classes

We have a lot of great ways for families to learn together. We ran our first summer day camp in 1997, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, youth, adults and family. Experience our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly trained staff within our hallmark 6-1 average teaching ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.

2021 Offerings

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! All workshop participants will have perpetual access to recordings. Children may enroll along with adults at an in-person cost of $95 for the first family member, $90 per additional family member. Virtual participation costs $65 per family.

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.

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.

Wed, July 14, 2021: Wilderness Survival & Traditional Fire including emergency preparedness, shelter making, fire intro, cattail harvesting and nettle processing for cordage and food.

Thu, July 15, 2021: Wildcrafting Edible & Medicinal Plants including hands-on harvesting and cooking of wild edible plants around Blue Skye Farm, plus making salves and tinctures.

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.

Registration Opens on June 1st

In-Person Participation: Email us to be put on the priority reservation list. 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 paypal.com 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.

Returning Next Year: Wilderness Family Camp at Lake Sammamish tentatively running June 27 – July 1 and July 5-8, 2022 with optional weekend stayover.

lakesammamishhansjensengroupshelterwolfcampLocated at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp, and focused on a intensive overview of of wilderness survival skills. Cost for for all activities from 9:30-3:30 Mon-Fri is just $295 for adults and youth (minimum two family members, at least one being an adult) with discounts for children 5 and under ($50 less per year of age) and optional primitive camping fee of $35/night/family, or choose many near-by lodging options. We’ll also have lunches available at $15/adult, $10/child. You can bring camp stoves to cook breakfasts and dinners if camping on site, or use near-by restaurants and grocery stores.

  • Monday 1:15-3:15 Lostproofing & Awareness, Compass & Navigation
  • Tuesday 9:45-11:45 Wildlife Safety & Bird Language
  • Tuesday 1:15-3:15 Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals
  • Wednesday 9:45-11:45 Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
  • Wednesday 1:15-3:15 Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel
  • Thursday 9:45-11:45 Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
  • Thursday 1:15-3:15 Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft
  • Friday 9:45-11:45 Skills of the Artisan

Returning Next Year: Adult & Family Classes in Puyallup

  • Monday 1:15-3:15 Lostproofing & Awareness, Compass & Navigation
  • Tuesday 9:45-11:45 Wildlife Safety & Bird Language
  • Tuesday 1:15-3:15 Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals
  • Wednesday 9:45-11:45 Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
  • Wednesday 1:15-3:15 Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel
  • Thursday 9:45-11:45 Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
  • Thursday 1:15-3:15 Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft
  • Friday 9:45-11:45 Skills of the Artisan

Have you ever attended one of our programs before? Please review us on our Better Business Bureau, Facebook, Yelp & Google pages.