Summer Overnight Youth Camps (Returning in 2022)

Wolf Camp CoverWhile we were waiting for the state to provide guidance on re-opening of overnight youth camps during the covid era, enrollment for our day camps filled to capacity, so those are all we’ll be doing in 2021 other than one special overnight camp for alumni and apprentices the week of August 1-6, 2021 near Mt Rainier. Please contact us for details if you have attended an overnight camp with us in the past.

Join our fun, skill-building programs guided by highly-skilled instructors who are specially trained to teach pre-teens, teens and young adult groups during overnight camps. We ran our first overnight summer camps in the spring and summer of 1998, and we now offer a host of camps for kids, adults and family. Our hallmark 6-1 average student-teacher ratio ensures profound outdoor experiences that will become some of the best memories in life.

July 10-15, 2022 Sun-Fri: Choose between Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics and Secrets of the Ancient Scout – Animal Tracking near Mt. Rainier No prerequisite for teen groups (ages 13+), while pre-teen group (ages 9-13) requires previous attendance at one of our family workshops, kids day camps, or overnight youth camps in the past. Transportation may be available from SeaTac & Puyallup.

July 17-22, 2022 Sun-Fri: Wilderness Survival Side of the Mountain near Mt Rainier with prerequisite of any prior overnight camp with us (last week or past years), simultaneous to the Advanced Apocalypse Survival Challenge for those who attended at least one of our overnight survival camps in prior years. Transportation available from SeaTac & Puyallup.

August 21-26, 2022 Sun-Fri: Archers, Artists & Artisans at Camp Curran in Tacoma/Puyallup – Prerequisite of at least one previous overnight camp, day camp, virtual camp, class series or workshop with us. Transportation may be available from SeaTac & Puyallup.

Camp LeadersChris, Kim & Lily

Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing our professionally-trained staff instructors who make up our hallmark 6-1 student-instructor ratio that’s critical for  high-level outdoor educational programs. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out our overnight camp testimonials and dating all the way back to 1997.


Please choose your contribution level for Overnight Youth Camp weeks. It’s fine to mix and match prices if registering multiple children or weeks, and take cumulative discounts of $5 off per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, and $5 off per referral of friends who successfully register for camp.

  • $975 to attend and sponsor a camper applying for financial aid.
  • $925 to attend and sponsor a camper applying for a merit scholarship.
  • $875 for 2021 rate which is set to cover our tighter 4-1 student-staff ratio during the pandemic era, and to recover expenses from last year’s pandemic-related cancelations.
  • $825 for 2020 rate is fine if you were not able to attend last year due to the pandemic, or are experiencing financial issues this year.
  • $750 if your camper completes a merit scholarship.
  • $675 if you successfully apply for financial aid to attend camp.

Tuition includes meals and materials. The only additional expenses you may incur for our courses are for travel and specific gear, although we have extras in case you can’t acquire something. You will also need health insurance, so check with us for recommendations on inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary. Graduating campers also receive an organic t-shirt at their first camp with us, then either an orienteering compass, firesteel, survival knife, recommended field guide, or other essential depending on availability, training and camps attended.

Registration Opens in November 2021

Credit/Debit Card: Just call us at 425-248-0253 between 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM any day of the week and we will take your registration securely over the phone, or leave a message and we will call you back asap.

Check/Mail/Email: If you have not completed a registration form in the past, download a Word or PDF or Google Doc version on your computer, fill out one per new participant, 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 and “send money” to our email address: (we’ll get back to you with any additional information we may need)


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, grid failures, 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.

Camp Preparation: Agreements, Packing List and FAQ’s

Agreements for Participation in Camp

Summer Camp Packing List

Homesickness Protocol & Prevention

Health & Safety in the Pandemic Era

Other FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Most Asked Question: What are bathroom and sleeping arrangements like? Bathrooms are primitive, and we train campers in wilderness hygiene and private outdoor bathing methods as part of their learning experience. We provide camping tents, and campers may have (or bring) their own, or share one with others, depending on pandemic protocols. We recommend you bring your own pillow, sleeping bag and foam pad, although we have extras if needed. Click on packing list above for more details.

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