Summer Overnight Youth Camps

Wolf Camp CoverIn 2023, we will be offering two overnight camp weeks for ages 11-17 near Mt. Rainier, including  July 9-14 for youth who have attended at least one workshop, day or overnight camp with us in the past, and July 16-22 for those who have attended at least one overnight camp the prior week or in past years . We hope to return to our full slate of immersive wilderness skills overnight camps in 2024 for ages 9-17 at Lake Sammamish.

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 9-14, 2023 Wild Chefs & Herbal Medics for ages 11-17 near Mt Rainier. Prerequisite: One camp week with us the previous week or in previous years, plus additional screening application. If you haven’t attended Wolf Camp before, please consider our day camps this year or watch for the return of our normal camps next year.

July 9-14, 2023 Ancient Scouts Animal Tracking for ages 11-17 near Mt Rainier. Prerequisite: One camp week with us the previous week or in previous years, plus additional screening application. If you haven’t attended Wolf Camp before, please consider our day camps this year or watch for the return of our normal camps next year.

July 16-22, 2023 Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain for ages 11-17 near Mt Rainier. Prerequisite: One camp week with us the previous week or in previous years, plus additional screening application.

July 16-22, 2023 Advanced Apocalypse Survival Challenge for ages 12-17 near Mt Rainier. Prerequisite: Wilderness Survival overnight camp with us in previous years.

Returning in 2024 – Secrets of of the Ancient Scout at Lake Sammamish.
Returning in 2024  – Archers, Artists & Artisans at Lake Sammamish.
Returning in 2025  – Wilderness Family Camp at Lake Sammamish.
Returning in 2025  – Epic Fishing Camp in the Puyallup/Tacoma area.

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.

  • $1,175 to attend and sponsor a camper receiving financial aid via the Max Davis Scholarship fund administered by the Conservation College. Eligible for $200 tax write-off and matching-donation programs.
  • $975 is our normal 2022 Tuition which includes $100 to in-house financial aid disbursements. Please note that camp is now one day longer than in previous years.
  • $775-$875 if you were not able to attend in the previous two years due to the pandemic, or camp is unaffordable at the higher rate this year.
  • $275-$675 if you successfully apply for a scholarship to attend camp.

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.


We recommend registering in late winter before initial spaces fill. We open additional spaces in the spring as additional returning staff confirm their summer schedules, so please email us to get on a priority placement list if you’re not quite ready to register yet.

To register, use the PayPal system below or go directly to PayPal and send a deposit to “” with a note on camper names, dates and theme choices. Or send a deposit via Zelle (free from your online banking account) to “” in order to save us transaction fees. You can also send a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371, or call us anytime at 425-248-0253 ex 1 or ex 2 to register over the phone with a credit card.

Since our overnight camp requires previous attendance this year, we’ll use the Microsoft Word or PDF or Google Doc Registration Form you already completed, but will have you review the health history and re-sign the liability release.

First – Choose Payment Option:
Next – Choose Sub-Group:
Add Name & Age of Participant(s):
And Your Cell Phone Number Thanks!


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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