August 28 – Sept 2, 2020 Overnight Camp in Puyallup WA
Our scout camps are widely considered the most fun, mind-blowing programs we offer. Discover skills of the ancient scout, nearly lost to history. We are a staff who has studied under scouts only once removed from the likes of Baden-Powell and Geronimo. A scout must live with honor, balance, and in harmony with the earth in order to blend in with nature and move like a shadow across a wide array of terrain types. We will explore basic martial arts and learn to use tricks of mind-over-matter to help us accomplish feats that seem impossible.
Scouting is not all about blending in with nature, though. This camp has a strong focus on building community relationships; learning to work in teams; embracing humility and self-sacrifice for the greater whole; and learning how to be an agent of change by truly understanding [blending with] those you disagree with. We will teach participants to value the significance of their immediate actions on the outcomes of their future.
Additionally, we will explore “Four Areas of Growth”. Each day will be filled with activities that will help us grow Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, or Intuitively.
Camp Goals & Skills Covered:
The primary goal of Secrets of the Ancient Scout is to teach participants how to blend into nature; social circles; and use their position to influence positive change in the world. Skills covered during this camp session include, but are not limited to:
- Silent Communication;
- Morals & Teamwork;
- Bird Language;
- Self-sacrifice for the benefit of loved ones;
- Intuition, purpose, wits, and courage.
Camp Availability & Notes:
Space is available for ages 10-17 with prerequisite of at least one prior overnight camp with us (previous week, earlier this year, or in past years).
Notes: This theme, in its 21st year, is excellent for exploratory, creative learners. It is physically and emotionally rigorous, specifically designed to push boundaries. This is not a week for students subject to homesickness as many activities take place after dark. To experience a less physically and emotionally rigorous camp week, check out our Archers, Artists & Artisans camp. Call us at 425-248-0253 to discuss your interests.
Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing our professionally-trained staff instructors who make up our hallmark 6-1 average student-instructor ratio 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!
Arrival, Departure, Directions & Transportation Options:
Friday 5 PM Starting Point: Camp Curran, 13220 50th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98446. Arrive anytime between 4-5 p.m. in time for dinner from 5-6 p.m. No transportation options area available since this camp starts as the previous camp is ending.
Wednesday 5 PM Ending Point: Wolf Camp Home Office at Blue Skye Farm, 1026 14th St SW, Puyallup WA 98731. Families are welcome to arrive as early as 4:30 and join us for dinner from 5-6 p.m. with latest departure time of 7 p.m. unless getting dropped off at a ferry, bus or train station ($50) or staying over night ($100) before being dropped off Thursday at SeaTac Airport. Call us at 425-248-0253 or email to arrange airport, bus, ferry or train station drop-off.
Overnight Youth Camps are $795. To reserve your spot, make a $200 deposit per camper/week and your balance will be due upon arrival. The cost includes everything including meals, organic camp t-shirt at your first camp, or survival knife, firesteel or field guide at subsequent camp weeks, depending on topic. 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.
DISCOUNTS: Standard cumulative discounts are $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, and $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer.
Scholarships: Scholarships for overnight camps are only available for returning campers in 2020. Click on Max Davis Scholarships and add answers to its 8 financial aid scholarship questions, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.
Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 between 8 AM – 8 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 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)
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.
Most of our summer programs take place at Lake Sammamish and Mt Rainier, but if registering by mail, please send a check deposit to our home office of Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about. Balances will be due upon arrival. If attending a camp or workshop involving some risk, we also require completion of our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form if you haven’t completed one in the past. We also have a Bilingual Chinese-English Registration Form PDF or Word Doc.