Kids Nature Day Camps in Puyallup-Tacoma

Give your child the gift of our Summer Day Camps in Puyallup/Tacoma for ages 7-13, running Mon-Fri 9:00-3:00 with drop off between 8:30-9:00, pick-up between 3:00-3:30. Campers are grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences. 

Choose between two themes the week of July 11-15, 2022 at Camp Curran off Canyon Road:

Wilderness Survival Craft in its 25th year is excellent for hands-on learners ages 7-13 who are interested in the projects and lessons we cover.

Wild Cooking & Herbology is in its 24th year for focused learners ages 7-13, as it is like a mini college course on herbalism (although very hands-on) and therefore not recommended for adhd students.

July 11-15 is the only week we have available in the Puyallup-Tacoma area this summer, but you can also check out our multiple offerings at Lake Sammamish this year. Additional weeks will return to Puyallup-Tacoma in 2023 including themes ofWildlife Search & Rescue, • Wilderness Skills Sampler, and • Blue Skye Farm Conservation.



Camp Leaders

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm Kim & Chris Chisholm guide professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound 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 in Puyallup/Tacoma

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. If you think you can’t pick up by 3:30, make sure your camper has a book to read since staff will be busy cleaning up and preparing for the following camp day. If you can’t pick up by 4:00 when staff departs, then coordinate with Kim or Chris (253-225-1547) who will take your camper back to the Wolf Camp home office at Blue Skye Farm in Puyallup for later pick-up.

Pandemic Era Health Protocols

We exceed the state’s pandemic era guidelines for day camps (pdf) and child care facilities, and to start each day, camper must pass our health screening (and fitted-mask approval) every morning before being allowed to exit vehicles. Please click here for full details on our health and safety protocols during the pandemic era. Assuming the pandemic continues, masks and hygiene protocols will remain the same as last year: masks required when moving in groups or seated less than 6 feet of others, as well as proper hand sanitizing whenever sharing tools and materials, before entering toilet, and supervised hand washing afterwards. The latest CDC summer camp guidelines such as 3-6 foot outdoor distancing will continue to be our guide, whereas in 2020 we instituted a “zombie” theme and walked children in formations to keep them 6-12′ apart. All staff are vaccinated, and children are of course full aware of pandemic protocols now, so we just train them in our specialized “outdoor safety and awareness” theme and encourage self-enforcement of distancing, with redirection from staff when encroachment occurs. We know from experience that people of all ages naturally break distancing on a regular basis, so parents should be aware that it will likely occur during camp despite daily trainings. If unrelated children ever accidentally touch, they will be directed to sanitize hands immediately. Children must also maintain greater than 6 foot distancing from staff at all times, except when all parties are stationary and wearing masks to take temperatures, or to help with hands-on projects like archery training, etc.

2022 Tuition in 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.

  • $595 to attend and sponsor a camper receiving financial aid via the Max Davis Scholarship fund administered by the Conservation College. Eligible for $200 tax write-off and matching-donation programs.
  • $495 to attend and include $100 for in-house financial aid disbursements.
  • $395 for our normal 2022 Puyallup Tuition rate.
  • $295 if you were not able to attend in the last two years due to the pandemic, or camp is unaffordable at the higher rates this year.
  • $195 if you apply for a Max Davis Merit Scholarship.
  • $95 if you apply for a Max Davis Financial Aid Scholarship.

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.

Registration opens January 1st (but you can also email us sooner to reserve a spot once you know which dates/themes you prefer)

When we open registration for 2022, the PayPal system will appear below, or sign into and “send money” to our email address, or call us at 425-248-0253 with a credit card, or 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.

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, epidemics, grid failures, 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

Health & Safety in the Pandemic Era

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

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