Kids Nature Day Camps in Puyallup

Give your child the gift of our Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12 running 9:00-3:00 with drop off between 8:30-9:00, pick-up between 3:00-3:30, and extended care available from 3:30-5:30 for extra fee. Campers are grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 7-1 average student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences. You can also check out our other day camps at Lake Sammamish.

2020 Puyallup Camp Dates & Themes:

  • July 6-10, 2020: Pioneer Farm Camp – Click for an overview of this theme in its 2nd Summer visiting neighborhood farms with camp directors Kim & Chris Chisholm.
  • July 27-31, 2020: Wilderness Skills Sampler Click for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 6th Summer with Chris & Kim.
  • August 3-7, 2020: Wildlife Search & RescueClick for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 24th Summer with Chris & Kim.
  • August 10-14, 2020: Wilderness Survival Craft Click for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 23rd Summer with Chris & Kim.
  • August 17-21, 2020: Wild Cooking & Herbology Click for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 22nd Summer with Chris & Kim.
  • August 24-28, 2020: Advanced Wilderness Skills Click for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 4th Summer with Chris & Kim.
  • August 31 – Sept 4, 2020: Crafty Family Camp Click for an itinerary or register for this theme in its 4th Summer with Chris & Kim. Minimum of two family members must enroll this week, including at least one adult.

Camp Leaders

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm Kim & Chris Chisholm are teaching all week with professionally-trained staff instructors at our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum 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 drop-off as early as 8:30 AM and as late as 3:30 PM, plus aftercare available from 3:30-5:30 with at a cost of $5 per 30 minutes, charged at the beginning of each half-hour. Pick up and drop off at Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter at 1700 12th Ave SW in Puyallup.


We offer our home town Puyallup camps for just $295/wk. This is a $100 discount off our King County rates, with the extra benefit of Kim & Chris Chisholm teaching and directing on site every day.

Additional Discounts: Cumulative discounts are $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.

To reserve your spot, make a $100 deposit per camper, 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. Tuition includes Organic T-Shirt at your first camp with us, and Wolf Camp Book or Orienteering Compass or firesteel for returning campers, depending on number of previous camps.

Scholarships Availability: Our primary focus for scholarships is for residents of rural Pierce County and its cities. If you need financial assistance or want to apply for a merit scholarship, add to your camp Microsoft Word or PDF registration form answers to the 8 financial aid scholarship questions, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.


Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 ex. 3 between 9 AM – 5 PM any day of the week so Puyallup Day Camp & Office Director Colleen Valadez can take your registration securely over the phone. Leave a message if Colleen can’t answer since she works on-call before the busy summer season starts.

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.

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 and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)

Puyallup Day Camp Deposits: (paypal account is not needed if using credit or debit card)
Participant Name & Age:
Your Cell Phone Number:

Or 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. You can also like our facebook page to keep in better touch, and once you’ve attended a program, please review us on our Better Business Bureau, Yelp & Google pages.

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, 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

Day Camp Packing List

Day Camp Agreements for Participation

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Most Asked Question: Lunchtime Activities – Bring your own lunch from home, and then enjoy our After Lunch Activities (ALA) include choices of Archery, Berry Picking, Reading & Naps, Sprinkler Games & Creek Wading.


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    I am interested in enrolling my two daughters, ages 7 and 9 in the Wilderness Skills Nature Day Camp at Clarks Creek June 27-July 1. My plan is to drop off and pick up, so I don’t think additional transportation is needed. I am going to try the mail registration process I think. Is there shelter or something else in case of inclement weather?
    Thank you. Emily Thompson

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      Thanks Emily. We have the picnic shelter at Clark’s Creek South reserved all week in association with the Puyallup Parks & Rec department. We also bring canopies as needed. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, and we look forward to receiving your registration. Thanks again, – Chris & Kim


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