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Dash Point Nature Day Camps & Regional Transport: Wildlife, Survival & Herbology

  • Aug 4, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Nature Day Camps in Tacoma – Federal Way with extended care options and transportation from all over Pierce & King Counties

August 4-8, 2014 at Dash Point State Park with transportation from Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, South Hill, Tacoma & Gig Harbor

Register asap after choosing from our Western Washington locations for children ages 5-12, grouped with others closest to their age, in your choice of one of the following 3 theme options: • Wildlife Search & RescueWilderness Survival CraftWild Cooking & Herbology including optional wading/swimming and games/archery during lunchtime, depending on park rules, camper safety tests, weather and other conditions.

Day camper measures Skye Dog’s foot to compare with wild dog tracks.

Wildlife Search & Rescue

Wildlife Search & Rescue celebrates its 16th year this summer with a cool new name and a field trip to our nearest wildlife rescue sanctuary. You’ll also be learning from professional Search & Rescue volunteers on our staff how to navigate in the wilderness, then track and rescue lost people!

We’ll also head into the field every day for great wildlife tracking which is how you can learn everything about the maker of tracks. You’ll discover what it’s really like to be a bird or other animal, using sensory awareness to know everything that’s going on around you, and especially by learning the language of the birds.

We’ll work together to plaster casts of favorite animals, craft tracking sticks, safely move through the woods, and investigate trails, lays, larders, and other signs of life all around. This camp is full of exciting, interactive, challenging and cooperative games, as campers learn to work as a team to develop skills of leadership, cooperation, patience, orienteering, dexterity, fun.

Day camper displays flowers for herbal sachet

Wild Cooking & Herbology

Wild Chefs & Herbology celebrates 12th year this summer. Explore the fields, forests, prairies, streams, ponds, bogs, seashores, and backyards of our beautiful region to discover wild foods and medicines growing everywhere. Campers will work with more than even the Top 10 Most Important Plants of their area, and be able to identify their look-alikes.

We wish parents could watch the unfolding of this camp week, because the journey for these young chefs and healers is amazing. From discovering wild foods and medicine, to investigating their properties, to fully utilizing their gifts, and finally being able to tell their true stories, campers develop more real skill than you might imagine.

The kids will also learn to start and use a fire safely, cook with ancient and modern methods, spin natural rope, purify drinking water, and come home with oils and creams they blended with herbs to heal common ailments, among other accomplishments.

Day camper peeks out from Debris Hut

Wilderness Survival Craft

Future Survivors Fun celebrates its 15th year this summer. Re-create a traditional way of life, honoring the gifts of wood, stone, fire and water. We’ll follow theCritical Order of Survival, practicing emergency response scenarios, building warm shelter, purifying drinking water, making safe fire, and using the most important plants for survival.

Campers will also witness bow drill fire by friction and then work with a team to practice it themselves. They will learn aidless navigation for lostproofing, and craft tools of stone, including a course knife. They will make “rabbit sticks” and other honorable hunting implements, learning that all life – plant, animal and mineral – is sacred to be respected.

Direct Pickup/Dropoff Times: (scroll down for van transportation and extended care options)

Instruction runs Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30. If you would like to drop off directly at Dash Point State Park - Group Camp located at 5700 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023, arrive between 9:15-9:30 and pick up at 3:30.  Please note that a Discover Pass is required on all vehicles parked at Dash Point State Park.  Or see extended care and vanpool options below.

In addition, parents are invited to join us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 on Friday at Shelter 2 (turn right onto Dash Point Park Rd after entering the park, Shelter 2 is up on the bluff and not the shelter down below near the beach). The schedule for closing ceremonies on Friday includes camp graduation certificate awards from 2:00-2:15, classic stories from the camp week from 2:15-2:30, camper-lead workshops on each of the 3 week’s themes from 2:30-3:15, and parent comments and questions from 3:15-3:30. Please note that a Discover Pass is required on all vehicles parked at Dash Point State Park.

See extended care options below, or instead of dropping off and picking up at Dash Point, scroll down to see van transportation from Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor & Port Orchard for $15-$95 extra per week. However, if you also can’t attend closing ceremonies on Friday and would like your camper to add a van ride home that afternoon, please double your vanpool rate listed at the bottom of this page.

Tuition:

Our Mon-Fri Summer Day Camps for ages 5-12 are $295 per week, or $285 for our meetup group members, if space remains available.

Registration Options for ages 5-8 & 9-12 the week of July 21-25, 2014:

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word Registration Form for each participant and send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College,[masked]th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. You can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] or[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

Meetup PayPal Option: RSVP here and pay $285. You can add $ later for  extended care and transportation options if space remains available.

Extended Care Options:

If you want to drop your camper off at the park before 9:15 a.m., or pick up after 3:45 p.m., you can take advantage of our before/after care option. Campers utilizing this option will have a dedicated staff member leading them in activities, sometimes joining the overnight campers when appropriate.

We charge the equivalent of $8/hr. for before/after care.  We have parents write down the time when they “sign in” and “sign out” so we can keep track of that throughout the week, billing at $2 per 15 minute increment before 9:15 a.m. and after 3:45 p.m. Parents can pay their bill when they pick up at the end of the week on Friday. Please indicate your approximate drop-off and pick-up times upon registration.

Vanpool Route Descriptions, Times, Locations, Drivers & Maps:

If you can’t drop off directly at Dash Point State Park located at 5700 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023, you can register for one of our van transportation routes listed below. However, please note that the priced quoted below are for Monday-Thursday morning and afternoon, plus Friday morning, but parents are invited to join us for closing ceremonies from 2:00-3:30 on Friday. The schedule for closing ceremonies on Friday includes camp graduation certificate awards from 2:00-2:15, classic stories from the camp week from 2:15-2:30, camper-lead workshops on each of the 3 week’s themes from 2:30-3:15, and parent comments and questions from 3:15-3:30. If you can’t make it to Dash Point on Friday in time for closing ceremonies, you can also pick your camper up there anytime between 3:30-3:45, or we can give your camper a ride home, but please double the cost quoted below; i.e. if the weekly rate is $45 then add another $45 for the special trip home on Friday.

SEATTLE – TUKWILA – FEDERAL WAY ROUTE: Driver is lead instructor Megan Damoflewith assistants. Maximum Occupancy 12 Campers.

Seattle – Jefferson Park departing at 8:00 and returning at 5:00 (in the gravel parking lot of the Citywide Horticulture Center, 1600 S. Dakota St. off S. Columbian Way near I-5 Spokane St. exit 163 opposite the West Seattle Bridge) – ($70/wk not including Friday afternoon - email if clarification needed)
Renton – Southcenter departing at 8:20 and returning at 4:40 (in the southeast corner of the Bahama Breeze Restaurant Parking Lot near Nordstrom) – ($50/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Federal Way – 320th departing at 9:10 and returning at 3:50 (Black Angus Steakhouse at 2400 S 320th St) – ($30/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)

BELLEVUE – RENTON – KENT ROUTE: Driver is Wolf Camp Director Chris Chisholmwith assistants. Maximum Occupancy 12 Campers.

Bellevue – Coal Creek departing at 8:00 and returning at 5:15 (at Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006) – ($75/wk not including Friday afternoon - email if clarification needed)
Renton – North  departing at 8:15 and returning at 4:55 (at Calvary Baptist Church, 1032 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056) – ($65/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Renton – South departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:35 (across from Valley Medical Center in the parking lot at 401 S 43rd St, Renton, WA 98055) – ($55/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Kent departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 (76 Gas Station on the corner of Central & Gowe) – ($45/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Federal Way – Des Moines departing at 9:00 and returning at 4:00 (Pleasant Garden Restaurant, 26002 Pacific Hwy S, Kent, WA 98032) – ($35/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Federal Way – Central departing at 9:10 and returning at 3:50 (Sacajawea Park, 1101 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003) – ($30/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)

KITSAP – TACOMA – FIFE ROUTE: Driver is Wolf Camp Administrator Paul Kempft with an assistant. Maximum Occupancy 12 Campers.


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Port Orchard departing at 8:00 and returning at 5:00 (Mullinex Park-n-Ride just off Hwy 16 east on SE Mullenix Road) – ($85/wk not including Friday afternoon - email if clarification needed)
Gig Harbor departing at 8:15 and returning at 4:45 (Hwy 16 – Exit 10 Olympic Drive NW in front of Cutters Point Coffee, 5500 Olympic Dr NW in the Fred Meyer parking lot) – ($75/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Tacoma/University Place departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 (Hwy 16 Exit 3 at Tacoma Boys Grocery,[masked]th Avenue) – ($55/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Tacoma/Central departing at 8:40 and returning at 4:20 (Tacoma Food Co-op,[masked]th Avenue) – ($50/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Tacoma/South departing at 8:50 and returning at 4:10 (I-5 Exit 132 at REI, 3825 South Steele Street) – ($45/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Tacoma/Fife departing at 9:05 and returning at 3:55 (I-5 Exit 137 at the 76 Station,[masked]th Avenue East, Fife) – ($35/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)

PUYALLUP – SUMNER – BONNEY LAKE / LAKE TAPPS – AUBURN ROUTE: Driver is Wolf College Coordinator Kim Chisholm with an assistant. Maximum Occupancy 12 Campers.


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Puyallup – South Hill departing at 8:15 at returning at 4:45 off Hwy 512 and 94th/9th at the MacDonald’s, 804 South Hill Park Dr. 98373. ($65/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Sumner – Bonney Lake departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 (Calvary Community Church, 15116 Gary St E in Sumner) – ($60/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
East Valley – Lake Tapps departing at 8:40 and returning at 4:20 (Corner of 60th St SE and East Valley Hwy) – ($50/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Auburn departing at 8:55 and returning at 4:05 (Hwy 18 off Hwy 167 at the Auburn Sound Transit Center) – ($40/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)
Federal Way – 348th departing at 9:10 and returning at 3:50 (I-5 Exit 142 at Office Depot, 1407 S 348th St 98003) – ($30/wk not including Friday afternoon – email if clarification needed)


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