Early Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish

Please click here for the 2022 Lake Sammamish Day Camp Schedule

Returning in 2023 – Wilderness Skills Sampler & Advanced FLOW Camps


Choose from day camp themes specialized for the unique natural features of the Hans Jensen Group Camp, a privately-rented, eighty-acre wilderness park across from the East Lake Sammamish boat launch in Issaquah.

Day Camps run Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 with complimentary extended care 8:30-4:30, designed for ages 7-13 in the summer of 2022 (returning to ages 6-12 and divided by age range after the pandemic era ends) within our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences.

Lunchtime activities include optional archery, creek wading, sprinkler games and berry picking depending on park rules, camper safety tests, weather and other conditions.

Camp Week of June 26-30, 2023

June 26-30, 2023 – Wilderness Skills Sampler for ages 6-12 and the Advanced Skills Refresher with prerequisite for ages 7-13 is in their 10th years at Lake Sammamish. The sampler camp introduces a variety of wilderness skills that Wolf Camp offers. We touch base in this week in Wilderness Survival, Herbal Medicine, Wild Foods, Animal Tracking and additional skills. 

July 5-7, 2023 – Wilderness FLOW Camp for ages 6-12 and the Advanced FLOW Camp with prerequisite for ages 7-13 provide campers a great opportunity for freedom outside, like in the olden days. We’ll have a variety of stations to choose from like the meditation tree, natural music composition, silent nature walks, yoga/dance, theater, nature crafts, and a selection of our special survival, wildlife and herbal skills. Each day, participants will dive deeper into the free-flowing activity stations instructors have set up, with choice of our survival, wildlife and herbal skills, plus improvisational music composition, theater, and other creative outlets to let go of the routine built up in school.

Camp Leaders

Camp Directors Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences this year. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out camp testimonials dating all the way back to 1997!

Pickup/Drop-off Times & Directions

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To reserve your spot for weeks still available, make a $100 deposit per camper/week and your balance will be due upon arrival. 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.

Scholarships are available if you apply for financial aid before spaces fill, usually by late spring.


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 (Microsoft 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.

Email us to be put on 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.

Day Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

Day Camp Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Most Asked Question: Lunchtime? – 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.

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