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Summer Day Camps at Millersylvania Park: Choose from Survival, Wildlife & Herbal

  • Aug 26, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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August 26-30, 2013 at Millersylvania State Park in association with Wolf Haven, Intl with transportation from Chehalis, Centralia, Olympia, JBLM, Tacoma & Puyallup

Option 1 - 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.


Option 2 - Future Survivors Fun

Future Survivors Fun celebrates its 14th year this summer. Re-create a traditional way of life, honoring the gifts of wood, stone, fire and water. We’ll follow the Critical 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.


Option 3 - Wild Chefs and Herbology

Wild Chefs & Herbology celebrates 10th 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.

Transportation & Logistics for August 26-30, 2013 at Millersylvania State Park

Instruction runs Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30, with punctual drop-off / pick-up at Millersylvania State Park, 12245 Tilley Road South, Olympia, WA 98512, on Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (except see above for Friday presentations from 3:30-5:00) and Wolf Haven, Int’l 3111 Offut Lake Road S., Tenino WA 98589on Wednesday (plug their address into MapQuest or Yahoo but don’t use Google as they send you astray!) or choose the option of riding in our vanpools:


($30/wk) Puyallup departing at 8:30 (sharp) off Hwy 512 and 94th/9th at the MacDonald’s, 804 South Hill Park Dr. 98373, and returning at 5:00 (depending on traffic) at the Wolf Campus,[masked]th St. SW 98371.
($25/wk) Tacoma/Lakewood departing at 8:40 (sharp) and returning at 4:30 (depending on traffic) off I-5 Hwy 512 Exit 127 at the MacDonald’s, 10417 South Tacoma Way) – Register
($20/wk) Joint Base Lewis-McChord departing at 8:50 and returning at 4:10 (Interstate 5 – Dupont Exit 119 at the Station Loop Starbucks, 1100 Station Dr.)
($15/wk) Olympia departing at 9:10 and returning at 3:45 (Interstate 5 – Exit 104 at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW.)


($15/wk) Chelalis/Centralia departing at 9:10 and returning at 3:50 (Interstate 5 – Exit 82 at the AM/PM Gas Station, 916 Harrison Ave., Centralia, WA 98531.)

Cost & Registration:

$290 if registration materials are all complete at least 1 week prior to camp. Register For Day Camps with a $75 deposit (plus $10 to reserve space in one of our optional pickup/dropoff vans) or call us at  [masked] with a credit card. Your balance will be due on the first day of camp.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Heat and multiple sclerosis are proving a bit of a challenge so I must decline afternoon (heat of the day) excursions. So sorry, theses are the ones that I most wanted to attend.
    lately it's been more like all. (Now it's "Advanced "cabin fever").

    July 14, 2013

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