This week, participants will embark on wilderness challenges at a survival encampment. Shed the modern luxuries that you learned to value during introductory camps and put your skills to the test by trailing animals, foraging for food, purifying water, making fire and herbal medicines, crafting stone tools, and more while keeping your community’s camp safe. Transform your struggling colony into a thriving wilderness village!
Camp this week runs from 9:00-3:00 with drop off between 8:30-9:00, and pick-up between 3:00-3:30. Campers are grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences. You can also check out other day camps in Puyallup & Lake Sammamish.
Camp Goals & Skills
- Traditional Survival Shelters, such as the Wickiup and Thatch Hut;
- Practice Bow Drill method of fire-by-friction;
- Natural Water Purification [seeps, filters, rock boiling, and locating natural springs];
- Honorable Harvesting Methods, cooking, and eating the Top 10 Most Important Survival Plants;
- Medicinal herbs of the northwest;
- Cooking over an open fire and practice Wild Edible Foraging & Preparation (Herbs, Nuts, Roots, Flowers, Fruits, Insects);
- Spinning natural rope for your shelter, bow-drill kit, shoelaces, and fishing line;
- Breaking rocks for stone tools;
- Stealthy movement in emergency situations;
- Community planning and population dynamics;
Prerequisites & Itinerary
Available for Ages 8-13 with prerequisite any prior camp with us. Itinerary is uniquely designed by lead instructors based on advanced requests from campers and on the first day of camp. Parents are also invited to join us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 on Fridays, with classic songs and stories from 2:00-2:15, special workshops from 2:15-3:00, and camp graduation awards from 3:00-3:30.
Kim & Chris Chisholm guide professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio that’s critical for safe, profound and fun outdoor experiences. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997!
Pickup/Drop-off Times & Location
Instruction runs 9:00-3:00, with drop-off as early as 8:30 AM, and pick-up as late as 3:30 PM, at Camp Curren, 13220 50th Ave E 98446 south of Hwy 512 off Canyon Road between Puyallup & Tacoma.
Please choose your contribution level for Puyallup Summer Day Camp weeks. It’s fine to mix and match prices if registering multiple children/weeks.
- $485 to attend and sponsor a camper receiving financial aid.
- $425 to attend and sponsor a camper applying for a merit scholarship.
- $365 for 2021 prices set to cover expenses leftover from last year’s pandemic-related cancelations.
- $285 for 2020 prices if you were not able to attend last year due to the pandemic.
- $225 if your camper completes a merit scholarship.
- $165 if you successfully apply for financial aid to attend camp.
The only additional expenses you may incur for camp are that you will need to pack a lunch and snacks every day, and of course all campers need health insurance. Tuition includes organic t-shirt at your first camp with us, then either an orienteering compass, recommended field guide, firesteel or other essential depending on number of camps attended, age and availability.
Registrations for Summer 2021 will be taken in the following order:
- Winter 2021 now accepting reservations from all alumni (children who have been to camp in past years) as well as anyone who has a deposit on file with us from 2020 pandemic cancelations. Simply send us an email with the dates you wish to reserve. Your balance may be paid using options listed below once your child has received a first round of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Spring & Summer 2021 if space remains available, we will accept new campers who have completed their first vaccination protocol, as well as unvaccinated camp alumni able to follow our 2020 communicable disease protocols: maintaining 12 foot distancing and wearing masks whenever moving. All campers will continue to receive health screenings every morning before being allowed to exit vehicles. Bathroom hygiene protocols (hand sanitizer before and supervised hand washing after) will also remain the same as during the pandemic era, as well as hand sanitizing whenever sharing tools and materials.
Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 253-225-1547 between 9 AM – 9 PM any day of the week. Leave a message if our office director Colleen Valadez can’t answer since she works on-call before the busy summer season starts.
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 online securely 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)
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, grid failures, epidemics, 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.