Summer Camps for Kids, Teens, Adults & Family

Wolf Camp CoverWolf Camp ran its first nature and survival summer camps in 1997. We now offer a host of camps for kids, youth, adults and family. Directors Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week with professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe, profound, and fun outdoor experiences.

Kids Day Camps in Puyallup/Tacoma in 2023

June 26-30, 2023 at Camp Curran off Canyon Road: Accessible Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 7-13 which is excellent for all hands-on learners at all ability levels. Please note: this week is nearing capacity so currently only open to • campers on wait lists last year and camp alumni who have not taken the survival theme yet, • campers needing prerequisite to attend other camps later in the summer, • campers applying for financial aid, and • campers with disabilities wanting an accessible summer camp experience. Click here to join the list for Feb 18th update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite.

July 10-14, 2023 at Clark’s Creek Park & Blue Skye Farm: Wild Cooking & Herbology registration is open and available for youth ages 8-13 who can be focused in outdoor settings (and seven year olds okay who either attended the survival camp earlier this summer or has older sibling at camp this week).

July 17-21, 2023 at Clark’s Creek Park & Blue Skye Farm: Wildlife Search & Rescue registration is open and available for youth ages 8-13 who can be flexible learning in outdoor settings (and seven year olds okay who either attended the survival camp earlier this summer or has older sibling at camp this week).

Kids Day Camps at Lake Sammamish in 2023

July 24-28, 2023 at Lake Sammamish State Park – Sunset Beach: Choose between Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wild Cooking & Herbology for ages 8-13 (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp). 2/7 Availability Update: Registration for this week is currently limited to • campers on wait lists last year, • campers applying for financial aid, • returning camp families, and • new campers needing prerequisite to attend overnight and advanced day camps in August. Click here to join the list to receive 2/18 update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite. Also note that this week we will be in the main part of the park – meet at the “Creek Picnic Shelter” by Sunset Beach via the main park entrance at 2182 NW Sammamish Road 98027. All remaining weeks will be located at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE 98027.

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 8-13 (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp). 2/7 Availability Update: Registration for Wilderness Survival Craft this week is currently open to • campers on wait lists last year, • campers applying for financial aid, • returning camp families, and • new campers needing prerequisite to attend overnight and advanced day camps in August. Click here to join the list to receive Feb 18th update and priority placement when registration opens to new campers not needing to fill a prerequisite. Advanced Animal Tracking is still available this week for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of Wildlife Search & Rescue in prior week or year (overnight option also available).

August 7-11, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), while registration is now wait-listed for the Advanced Herbal Medicine day camp for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of Wild Cooking & Herbology in a prior week or year (overnight option also available this week and has 2 spots remaining as of Feb 7th). Email us to inquire about availability for the Advanced Herbal Medicine day or overnight camps and we will respond with an update on Feb 18th.

August 14-18, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wildlife Search & Rescue for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), while registration is now wait-listed for the Advanced Wilderness Survival for ages 10-15 (and nine year olds with older friend/sibling in group) with prerequisite of at least two prior camps with us (overnight option also wait-listed this week). Email us to inquire about availability for the Advanced Wilderness Survival day or overnight camps and we will respond with an update on Feb 18th.

Aug 21-25, 2023 at the Lake Sammamish State Park Hans Jensen Group Camp: Enrollment Update – Registration is still open and available for Wild Cooking & Herbology for ages 8-13 with no prerequisite (and seven year olds with older sibling at camp), and registration is still open and available for Advanced Skills of the Artisan for ages 10-15 who have graduated from at least three previous Wolf Camp weeks, and parents attest that a camper can succeed in our method of knife safety and tool training (while the overnight option also still open and available this week).

Overnight Youth Camps at Lake Sammamish, Mt Rainier and the Salish Sea

July 2-8, 2023: Advanced Wilderness Skills & Survival Trek near Mt Rainier for ages 11-17 from Sunday 6pm – Saturday 11am. $985 plus personal food and gear. Prerequisite: One previous overnight camp, or two day camps in past years, or acceptance into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program. TEN SPACES STILL AVAILABLE.

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 Tracking Birds, Bobcats, Bears & Beyond at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $985 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: completion of our Wildlife Search & Rescue day camp earlier this summer or at least two past day camps or one overnight camp, plus additional screening application upon registration. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program. SIX SPACES STILL AVAILABLE.

August 7-11, 2023 Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $985 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: completion of our Wild Cooking & Herbology day camp earlier this summer or at least two past day camps or one overnight camp, plus additional screening application upon registration. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program. TWO SPACES AVAILABLE AS OF FEB 5th.

August 14-18, 2023 Survival Side of the Mountain at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $985 includes all expenses. Prerequisite: at least two day camps or one overnight camp with us this summer or in past years, plus additional screening application upon registration. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program. WAITLISTED AS OF FEB 5th. Email us to inquire about availability and we’ll send you an update on Feb 18th.

August 21-25, 2023 Archers, Artists & Artisans at Lake Sammamish for ages 10-15 from Monday 9am – Friday 4pm. $985 includes all expenses. Prerequisites: at least three day camps or two overnight camps with us this summer or in past years, plus additional screening application upon registration. Older teens may also attend if accepted into our IIT Youth Mentoring Program. SIX SPACES STILL AVAILABLE.

August 27 – Sept 1, 2023 Epic Fishing Camp based at Camp Curran in Tacoma/Puyallup for ages 11-17 from Sunday 5pm – Friday 5pm. $1,975 includes all expenses with 12 maximum participants plus Apprentices & IITs. Prerequisite: One overnight camp with us earlier this summer or in past years, plus additional screening application upon registration. EIGHT SPACES STILL AVAILABLE.

Adult & Family Camps & Classes:

Adult & Family Camps will return in 2024. In the meantime, adults and families can join us for Weekend Workshops.

Read our FAQ’s for more details, check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997, and register asap to give yourself or a loved one the gift of camp!