Aug 31 – Sept…: Blue Skye Farm Pioneer Camp

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 6-1 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

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.

Camp Itinerary

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 food perishable 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.

Camp Leaders

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris ChisholmKim & 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.

Tuition

Due to school district calendars starting at various times this week and next, you can choose to register for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days this week, with Monday required. Cost is  $65 for Monday, $60 to add Tuesday, $55 to add Wednesday, $50 to add Thursday, and $45 to add Friday depending on when your summer break ends. Extended care for campers needing to stay after 3:30 costs $5 per 30 minutes, charged at the beginning of each half-hour and payable at the end of the week, with latest pick-up at 5:29 p.m.

Available Discounts: $10 off for successfully referring another family which registers children this summer.

To reserve your spot, make a $65 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.

Registration:

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: 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)


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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, pan-demics, 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

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