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.

Virtual Classes for the Whole Family

Choose your time of day, and topic based on day of the week. Classes are one hour, plus time afterwards for those who would like to stay online for questions and discussion with instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm.

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Tuesday Classes on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts include • 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern for micro-schools, homeschoolers, and youth and family; or choose • 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern for adults – with teens, high school and college students welcome. A full season of ten classes plus unlimited access to our private community site for participants of the Fall Tuesday class series costs $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. Or drop into one class for $25 and stay online to ask questions afterwards. Maximum of 10-12 households per class series. Click here for Tuesday class topics, schedule and registration information.

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Thursday Classes on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills include • 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern for micro-schools, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern for adults – with teens, high school and college students welcome. A full season of ten classes plus unlimited access to our private community site for participants of the Fall Thursday class series costs $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. Or drop into one class for $25 and stay online to ask questions afterwards. Maximum of 10-12 households per class series. Click here for Thursday class topics, schedule and registration information.

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Saturday Classes start with a free webinar on Sept 12th at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern to introduce you to nature journaling and Wolf Journey Book One – The Neighborhood Naturalist which is excellent for adults wanting to immerse themselves in nature, as well as for micro-school and home school students wanting a comprehensive nature curriculum.

Saturday classes continue through the fall from Sept 19 – Nov 21, 2020, guiding you chapter by chapter through skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, and continue in the spring from March 20 – May 22. Classes begin at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern and last one hour, with plenty of time afterwards to ask instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm questions. Registration includes passwords to Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, plus access to our private community site for participants actively working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences. It’s where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss them live, but it also provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help.

The fall season of ten classes which continue after the free introductory webinar, plus perpetual access to the Neighborhood Naturalist student group on our community site, costs $295, and you can add additional household members for just $100 each. Fall Saturday class series participants can also add 10 spring classes for just $100 when registration opens in the new year, plus $50 per additional household member who participated in the fall. Click here for Saturday class topics, schedule and registration information.

If you can’t join the live Saturday class series, you can gain access to the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and its community group site (with resources and Saturday class recordings) for $100. See paypal registration options below.

Virtual Summer Day Camps for Youth & Family – All Weeks Wait Listed for 2020


“Huck’s Song” written by Chris Anderson. Remember when we could play outdoors all summer? Now’s your chance! Ever wish you had a mentor to help you discover the secrets of nature around your house? Now you can! All ages may participate, as you register as a household unit.

All ages can join us for Virtual Day Camps with hours of 9-10 AM Online Camp Instruction; 10-12 On-Call Mentoring while participants are outdoors, 12:00-12:30 Lunch Check-In with Afternoon Prompts; 2:30-3:00 Online Review, Show & Tell, plus 3-5 PM Extended On-Call Mentoring with 5 PM Last Check-In for participants who want to continue what they started earlier in the day.

The summer schedule runs June 15th – Sept 4th with camp themes including Virtual Secret Spot, Farm The Yard, Wild Cooking & Herbology, Wildlife Search & Rescue, Wilderness Survival Craft, and Secrets of the Ancient Scout.

Returning Next Year: Wilderness Family Camp at Lake Sammamish

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.

Returning Next Year: Adult & Family Classes in Puyallup

  • June 21, 2021 Monday 1:15-3:15 Lostproofing & Awareness, Compass & Navigation
  • June 22, 2021 Tuesday 9:45-11:45 Wildlife Safety & Bird Language
  • June 22, 2021 Tuesday 1:15-3:15 Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals
  • June 23, 2021 Wednesday 9:45-11:45 Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
  • June 23, 2021 Wednesday 1:15-3:15 Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel
  • June 24, 2021 Thursday 9:45-11:45 Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
  • June 24, 2021 Thursday 1:15-3:15 Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft
  • June 25, 2021 Friday 9:45-11:45 Skills of the Artisan

Registration

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

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Open our Registration Form (Word or PDF or Google Doc) on your computer, fill out one per new participant (not needed for returning campers) and send or email it back to us. We also have a Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF or Word Doc. You can also send a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 or fill out the registration form and pay deposits by calling with a credit card, or using paypal as described below.

Or Use PayPal to register via secure online donation with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account. Sign into paypal.com and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)

Email us to be put on our our list for this program in the future. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it.

Refund Policy: 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.

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