June 22-26, 2020 Wilderness Skills Sampler Day Camp 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 special 4-1 student-teacher ratio in 2020 (normally 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum) so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences this year. You can also check out our Virtual All-Day Camps and other physical day camps at Lake Sammamish.

WAIT LIST moving fast so please email for notification when spots open up: In the meantime, please read our Running Camps in the Pandemic Era page, and view our upcoming Communicable Disease Prevention – Policies & Procedures blog post.

Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary

The Wilderness Skills Sampler has no prerequisite and introduces a variety of wilderness skills that Wolf Camp offers.  If a specific interest is sparked, participants can register for other day camp weeks where focused themes are presented.

Monday:

Morning Session: Wildlife Safety & Nature Awareness Skills
Lunchtime: Bring & Eat Lunch from home, then our After Lunch Activities (ALA) include choice of Archery, Chill Time, Sprinkler Games & Swimming (creek wading, or go to lake for swim tests on days lifeguards are available)
Afternoon Session: Natural Navigation plus Map & Compass

Tuesday:

Morning Session: Wilderness Survival 
Lunchtime & ALA: (see Monday description)
Afternoon Session: Safe Fire Making 

Wednesday:

Morning Session: Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
Lunchtime & ALA: (see Monday description)
Afternoon Session: Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft

Thursday:

Morning Session: Literal Language of the Birds
Lunchtime: (see Monday description)
Afternoon Session: Wildlife Tracking

Friday:

Morning Session: Rawhide Drums to Leather Pouches: Traditional Animal Hide Crafts
Lunchtime: (see Monday description)
Afternoon Session: To be determined based on camper interest.

Camp Leaders

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm Kim & Chris Chisholm guide professionally-trained staff instructors at our special special 4-1 student-teacher ratio in 2020 (normally 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum) 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 & Location

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 Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter at 1700 12th Ave SW in Puyallup.

Tuition

We offer our home town Puyallup day camps for just $295/wk. This is a $100 discount off our King County rates. Extended care (may not be available in 2020) for campers needing to stay after 3:30 costs $5 per 30 minutes in non-pandemic years, 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 $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

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:  All camp weeks are currently WAITLISTED but spots open up regularly so please email us with your name, phone number, and children(s) name(s) and age(s) and we will add you to the list.

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 (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. Sign into paypal.com and “send money” to our email address and we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need. 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)

This camp week is currently WAITLISTED.  DO NOT MAKE A DEPOSIT at this time.  Instead, please email us with your name, phone number, and children(s) name(s) and age(s) and we will add you to the list.

WAIT LIST moving fast so please email for notification when spots open up.
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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, 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

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