There is no need to travel out West to get the experience of sleeping in the wilderness with Wolves. You can do it right here in the Hudson Valley. If it turns out you like it then you can invest in the trip to Yellowstone but for now why not create a trial run. The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is now booking their Sleep with the Wolves Events. The first date you can reserve is April 27th.

Sleep with The Wolves is a chance to camp out overnite with the 20 wolves that live at the WCC. They howl, their are circling vultures and all of the night noises that the woods can make waiting for you on this great nocturnal experience. You must reserve in advance and the WCC will provide tent for groups of 2 or more. If you are coming alone you need to bring your own tent. Space for each date is limited and dates book up fast so reserve your spot now.

The information below was obtained from the WCC's Sleeping with the Wolves page.

Fee: $299 per 4-person tent (The WCC offers the tent, you can fill it with 2, 3, or 4 people!)

Singles: $150 per person (those registered as a single required to bring their own tent) Please call 914-763-2373 or email visit@nywolf.org to register as a single

Time: 6pm-8:30am the following day (Please note: Friday events begin at 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday events begin at 5 pm)

** Scout rates available for Private Scout Nights. Please email visit@nywolf.org for more info or call 914-763-2373 **

** All minors (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult at all times **

Please note: the Wolf Conservation Center is located in South Salem, NY 10590. When you sign-up for one of our Sleeping with Wolves events you will receive a confirmation email with the address and directions.

Cancellation Policy: We ask that registrants notify us of a need to cancel or reschedule at least one week prior to their scheduled overnight. We cannot issue a refund or reschedule a group unless we receive advanced (at least seven days') notice. There is no physical contact with wolves during any of our programs.

ADMISSION PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr
  • Opportunity to potentially behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Nikai, and Alawa's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants (8 ft by 10 ft in dimension)

GUESTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow,
  • Flashlight, bug spray
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth
  • Additional snacks if desired
  • Camera!

When camping outdoors it’s necessary to take precautions in order to prevent serious infections, especially Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria and is spread by the bite of a deer tick. Not all deer ticks are infected, so not all tick bites will cause the disease. Despite this, the key thing to be aware of is prevention. Download and print prevention flyers offering great tips

Sleeping with the Wolves dates start April 27th and run through the end of October. Click the link below to reserve a date.