Sleeping with Wolves

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 30+ wolves that call the WCC home!

Program Details

Dates & Times:

  • Time: 6pm - 8am
    • Friday events begin at 6 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday events begin at 5 pm
  • Dates: July 18 - 22, 2022


  • 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 to register as a single


Treehugger Best of Green BadgeWith all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

** Scout rates available for Private Scout Nights on weeknights (Monday - Thursday) only. Please email 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.


  • 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)


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

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a smoke-free facility (this includes no juuls, e-cigarettes, vaping, drugs, or tobacco products of any kind).

  • Sleeping with Wolves registrants under age 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.
  • Touching or feeding the wolves is prohibited.
  • Deposit trash in designated receptacles.
  • Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
  • We reserve the right to escort from WCC grounds any individuals or groups who are acting in ways deemed harmful to our animals, or that impinge upon the enjoyment of the WCC by other guests.
  • Weapons of any kind are not allowed at the WCC.
  • Per CDC recommendations, the WCC encourages visitors that are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask while on the WCC property.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Dogs are not allowed on WCC grounds.
  • There are two outhouses (porta potties) available for visitors to use. They are sanitized multiple times a day and between programs.
  • There are no shower facilities at the WCC.
  • There are multiple sanitizing stations available throughout the facility and a cold water sink for hand washing.
  • These programs are held rain or shine - please pack accordingly. We will only cancel events if there is severe weather.

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!

Do Not Attend the Program if Any of the Following Apply:

  • You have knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • You have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

Note: The WCC reserves the right to cancel any program at any time.

Upcoming Program Events

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