Advanced Artisans Day Camp

Aug 23-27, 2021 at Lake Sammamish for ages 9-13

The Advanced Artisan Day Camp delves into the traditional technologies of days past. Learn how to break stones to create knives and tools; crush rock and berries to paint drums you may choose to make. If instructors feel participants are ready, practice carving skills by making traps and aerodynamic “rabbit sticks” while also using a plethora of other tools which are critical for efficient craftwork like tanning animal hides for leather; making glue from hide scrapings; making awls from bones and antlers, and more.

Camp Goals & Skills Covered:

The goal of this camp session is to help you become a great archer, artist, or artisan of ancient crafts. Possible skills and projects:

  • Creating buttons from antler and bones
  • Creating natural dyes and paints for artwork
  • Crafting beeswax candles
  • Carving bowls using traditional methods like hot-coal burning (dependent on fire safety)
  • Crafting leather pouches, bracelets, and necklaces
  • Use of Survival knives (if instructor sees fit) and modern tools
  • Crafting stone tools

Logistics: (see intro camp pages for other details)

Available for Ages 9-13 with prerequisites of any three previous camps with us.

Day Camp instruction runs 9:30-3:30 Mon-Fri with complimentary extended care drop-off no earlier than 8:30 and pick-up no later than 4:30 except no aftercare on Fridays. Located at the Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp, 4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah WA 98029, with normal arrival between 9:15-9:30 and normal pick up between 3:30-3:45.

Summer Day Camp weeks at Lake Sammamish are $495 including complimentary extended care. Cumulative discounts include $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, and $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer.

Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish in 2021:

August 9-13, 2021 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including themes of Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 7-13 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Animal Tracking for ages 8-13 who have graduated from at least two previous Wolf Camp weeks, one of which must have been Wildlife Search & Rescue, the Wilderness Skills Sampler, or one of our other advanced skills camps.

Aug 16-20, 2021 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including themes of Wildlife Search & Rescue and Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 7-13 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Herbal Medicine for ages 8-13 who have graduated from at least two previous Wolf Camp weeks, one of which must have been Wild Cooking & Herbology, the Wilderness Skills Sampler, or one of our other advanced skills camps.

Aug 23-27, 2021 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wildlife Search & Rescue for ages 7-11 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Artisans Camp for ages 9-13 who have graduated from at least three camps with us.

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: Download our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form to your computer, fill out one per participant for whom we do not yet have a registration form on file (so not needed for returning campers) and send or email 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.

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Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($100 for day programs, $200 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel in advance of the program start time 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 may be required 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 case of natural (weather, geologic, etc) disasters, pandemics, grid failures, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, or other unforeseen emergencies making it impossible 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. 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.

Advanced Day Camp options at Lake Sammamish in 2020: All camp weeks are currently WAITLISTED but spots open up regularly so please email us with your name, phone number, and children(s) name(s) and age(s) and we will add you to the list.

 

June 29-July 3, 2020 School’s Out FLOW Camp is a new theme for ages 6-12 with no prerequisite to kick off the summer, as well as Advanced FLOW Camp open to ages 8-12 with at least one prior camp in past years. FLOW is WOLF spelled backwards! Or choose the Wilderness Family Camp to attend with children of all ages all held at Lake Sammamish. 

July 6-10, 2020 Wilderness Skills Sampler and Wilderness Survival Craft available for ages 6-12 with no prerequisite, and the Advanced Arts of the Scout for ages 8-12 who attended at least two prior camps with us at Lake Sammamish!

July 27-31, 2020 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including themes of Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wildlife Search & Rescue for ages 6-11 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Wilderness Survival for ages 8-12 who have graduated from at least two previous Wolf Camp weeks, one of which must have been Wilderness Survival Craft, the Wilderness Skills Sampler, or one of our other advanced skills camps. 

Aug 3-7, 2020 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including themes of Wildlife Search & Rescue celebrating it 24th year, and Wilderness Survival Craft celebrating its 22nd year for ages 6-11 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Herbal Medicine for ages 8-12 who have graduated from at least two previous Wolf Camp weeks, one of which must have been Wild Cooking & Herbology, the Wilderness Skills Sampler, or one of our other advanced skills camps. 

August 10-14, 2020 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including themes of Wild Cooking & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft for ages 6-11 with no prerequisite, and Advanced Animal Tracking for ages 8-12 who have graduated from at least two previous Wolf Camp weeks, one of which must have been Wildlife Search & Rescue, the Wilderness Skills Sampler, or one of our other advanced skills camps.

Aug 17-21, 2020 Three Themes at Lake Sammamish including the Blue Skye Pioneer Camp for ages 6-10 with no prerequisite, Conservation Kids Camp for ages 7-11 who have graduated from at least one camp week, Advanced Conservation Training for ages 8-12 who have graduated from at least two camps with us, and Advanced Artisans Camp for ages 9-13 who have graduated from at least three camps with us.

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