Enjoy beautiful Clark’s Creek Park and neighborhood farms including our very own Blue Skye Farm where we will explore gardens, farm animals and the old pioneer trolley route through the woods. Campers will work on the farm, learning the full circle life from its compost system, rain collection and animal care, to using the foods grown to cook with or prep to sell. Our story follows Puyallup’s famous founders Ezra and Eliza Meeker and how they helped the farmers of their time.
Monday: Campers will get to tour the Blue Skye Farm gardens, orchard, chickens, rain collection and compost systems. Our story begins with Ezra & Eliza Meeker, founders of Puyallup who traveled the Oregon Trail in 1852, including the path of the old Tacoma-Puyallup Trolley Route that Ezra founded past our old farmhouse where the Wolf Camp home office is now situated. We will also have an opportunity to tour our neighbor sister-farm Second Star Farms horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and more.
Tuesday: Campers will learn how our compost systems work, the cycle of rain collection and the way things on the farm work in full circle. Campers will get to harvest and learn how to make apple sauce from our apple tree and tea from our grown herbs.
Wednesday: Campers will learn how to build a fire safely and how in doing that we can naturally purify water while out in nature and how to spin natural rope. Campers will then learn safely how to use ancient cooking methods pioneers used to keep perishable food fresh while traveling the Oregon Trail.
Thursday: Campers will hike the old trolly trail in Puyallup’s Clarks Creek park. They will learn the history of Ezra and Eliza Meeker and the uprising and fall of the old trolly trail and what it meant to farmers of their time.
Friday: Students will have an opportunity to visit Meeker Mansion and have an afternoon of pioneer games and getting to finish our day at the farm showing parents what the campers learned over the course of the week with us.
Kim & Chris Chisholm guide 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 at Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter at 1700 12th Ave SW in Puyallup, plus extended care available at a cost of $5 per 30 minutes from 3:30-5:30, with pick-up at the Wolf Camp Home Office of Blue Skye Farm neighboring the park.
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