Survival Skills

Ages 10 to 13

Carnation Farms

Includes T-shirt

7/25/22 – 7/29/22 (full)
8/1/22 – 8/5/22 (full)
Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

“Wow! What a fantastic experience for her. Thank you. : ) What a really lovely group of people running the camp. : )”

– Maria Renninger, (mom of 11-year-old camper)

“Love the curriculum and the emphasis on safety while still making it cool and fun for the kiddos.”

– Mother of 11-year-old camper

“Thank you for a wonderful experience for my daughter. She had a wonderful time. Loved it!”

– Jackie, mother of 12-year-old

“I’m so pleased with the consistent quality of this camp!  My son has been attending for many years now and always wants to return.”

– Bonnie L., mother of 11-year-old camper
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These camps are full for 2022. Click the registration button to join our waitlist as well do get occasional openings!

Your child will learn real-life survival skills, in fun and exciting ways! They’ll learn to make fire with and without matches, and how to tend a fire safely. We’ll teach knife safety, how to identify and harvest wild edible plants, and delicious campfire cooking techniques. Campers will build shelters and create fun and practical items like baskets, tools, or rope.

Recognized by ParentMap as the best nature camp!

Campers will enjoy:

  • Making fire with matches and fire (Ferro) rods
  • Safe and effective fire-tending techniques
  • Building and finding primitive shelters
  • Identifying and harvesting wild edible plants
  • Making baskets, tools, or rope
  • Exploring off-trail
  • Safely using knives as tools
  • Catching frogs and snakes
  • Having fun with new friends!

Our instructional team features:

  • A 1:9 staff-student ratio
  • On-site director and volunteers who offer additional instructor support
  • Staff trained as Coyote Mentors, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness Awareness School
  • Compassionate educators who encourage each child’s respect for self, others, and nature
  • Experienced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified professionals

This camp meets on the property of Carnation Farms, an 818-acre organic farm with expansive, beautiful wild woods, elk, and access to the Snoqualmie River. Find out more about Carnation Farms here.

At this time, we are not able to say whether masks will be required during the Summer of 2022. Please be prepared for masks to be required OR to be optional. We will follow State and County guidance as it is required. Our staff and volunteers fall under the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.

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