August 3-7, 2020 at Lake Sammamish
The Advanced Herbal Day Camp provides participants with an opportunity to go deeper into the skills they learned in Wild Chefs and Herbology. Each day, participants will produce at least one herbal project and one wild foods/cooking project. Roast cattails over open flame, process nettles into a delicious pesto, drink delicious teas, and produce medicinal salves and glycerites to help heal maladies.
Camp Goals and Skills Covered:
The goal of this week is to provide participants with additional hands-on learning about Wild Edible Foods & Herbal Medicine. Skills covered include:
- How to understand the meaning of plant characteristics (astringents, etc.);
- How to harvest, process and administer the most important medicinal herbs of the northwest;
- How to honorably harvest and process plants;
- How to make fire, cook over an open fire, and “rock boil”;
- How to make rope from stinging nettle, cattail; cedar bark, and fire weed;
- How to harvest and cook with cattails, and hazelnuts;
- How to dry and store herbs to take home, make herbal chocolates;
- How to purify water naturally for cleansing wounds and making teas;
- Practice wilderness medicine emergency response scenarios;
- How to make and maintain fire in any weather, and witness traditional fire by friction;
- Learn Easy Plant Drawing and complete Journal Entries on your healing plants, and on corresponding poisonous plants;
- How to dry and store herbs;
- How to make salves, oils, tinctures and other medicines to take home.
Prereqs & Logistics: (see intro camp pages for other details)
Available for Ages 8-13 with prerequisites: two previous camps with us, one of which must have been Wild Cooking & Herbology, or a combination of the Wilderness Skills Sampler and one of our other advanced camps.
Day Camp instruction runs 9:30-3:30 Mon-Fri with complimentary extended care drop-off no earlier than 8:00 and pick-up no later than 5:00 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 $395 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.
Registration: ALL WEEKS WAITLISTED but check out our unique Virtual Outdoor Camps!
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, epidemics, 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.
Day Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s
Most Asked Question: Lunchtime Activities – Bring your own lunch from home, and then enjoy our After Lunch Activities (ALA) include choices of Archery, Creek Wading, Berry Picking, Reading & Naps, Shelter & Sprinkler Games.
Advanced Day Camp options at Lake Sammamish in 2020:
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 Pioneer Artisans for ages 9-13 who have graduated from at least three camps with us.