Wilderness Skills Sampler Kids Day & Family Camp

Run by Wolf Camp and the Conservation College Ages 5+ yrs



Wolf Camp Week 1 of 6 at the Hans Jensen Group Camp, a private eighty-acre facility off East Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah across from the East Lake Sammamish Boat Launch in Issaquah. Kids Day Camps run Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 with complimentary extended care from 8:00-5:00 except on Friday afternoon.

A special family camp also takes place this week for all ages. Check out wolfcollege.com/family-program-camps-and-classe... for all those details. Otherwise, day camps are designed for ages 6-11 (flexible) with campers grouped with others closest to their age within our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-teacher ratio that’s so critical for safe and profound outdoor experiences. Camp includes optional wading/swimming and games/archery during lunchtime, depending on park rules, camper safety tests, weather and other conditions.

The Wilderness Skills Sampler for ages 6-12 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. Ages 9 and up can also choose from our overnight camp themes. Our skills sampler is designed to introduce our curriculum of navigation, search & rescue, language of the birds, wildlife tracking. top 10 most important plants, top 10 most important wild medicines, tool safety, bow drill fire, best survival shelter and more:

Monday Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary:
Morning Session: Wildlife Safety & Nature Awareness Skills
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming, Archery & Nature Games (depending on park rules; bring lunch)
Afternoon Session: Natural Navigation plus Map & Compass

Tuesday Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary:
Morning Session: Wilderness Survival including Emergency Shelters
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming, Archery & Nature Games (depending on park rules; bring lunch)
Afternoon Session: Traditional Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel

Wednesday Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary:
Morning Session: Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming, Archery & Nature Games (depending on park rules; bring lunch)
Afternoon Session: Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft

Thursday Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary:
Morning Session: Literal Language of the Birds
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming, Archery & Nature Games (depending on park rules; bring lunch)
Afternoon Session: Tracking & Trailing Animals

Friday Wilderness Skills Sampler Itinerary:
Morning Session: Rawhide Drums to Leather Pouches: Traditional Animal Hide Crafts
Lunchtime: Choice of Swimming, Archery & Nature Games (depending on park rules; bring lunch)
Afternoon Session: Parents are invited to attend closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30.

Note that itineraries are subject to some amount of change based upon location, weather, instructor preference, and natural resource availability.

Camp Leaders: Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris ChisholmKim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing 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!

There is no aftercare on Friday. Instead, parents are invited to join us for special workshops and closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 on Fridays. The schedule includes classic songs and stories from 2:00-2:15, special workshops for parents from 2:15-3:00, and camp graduation certificate awards from 3:00-3:30. Please join us for closing ceremonies to help campers integrate the skills they learned back into their life!
Tuition

2018 Summer Day Camps at Lake Sammamish are $345-$385/week. To reserve your spot for weeks still available, make a $100 deposit per camper/week 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, add extended care if desired, and of course all campers need health insurance. Tuition includes choice of Wolf Camp Book or Organic T-Shirt at your first camp with us, and Washington Firesteel or Orienteering Compass at subsequent camps.

Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $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 are available if you apply for financial aid before spaces fill, usually by late spring.

Registration is now open for alumni, and opens January 1st for new campers:
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: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form for each new participant (not needed for returning campers) and send with a check deposit payable to Wolf Camp, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. New campers can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.
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)






Map to Wolf Camp and the Conservation College
Wolf Camp and the Conservation College
4460 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Issaquah, Washington, 98029
Time Price
Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm
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$375


Wolf Camp and the Conservation College run summer camps for kids, youth and families, plus to workshops, expeditions and apprenticeships for adults focusing on nature, herbology, animal tracking, wilderness survival, traditional arts and crafts.


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