It’s time you add “sleeping with wolves” to your bucket list because just about an hour and twenty minutes from NYC you can camp overnight…outside…alongside a pack of wolves!
At The Wolf Conservation Center, guests are given the chance to camp outside with the 30+ wolves that call the WCC home, so we can all live out our Steve Irwin, animal-loving dreams.
Okay so, the wolves are actually separated from guests. So while you won’t have direct physical contact with them, you’ll still be able to see all of them–which is good enough for us!
Plus, according to their Instagram, they’re currently home to the most adorable wolf pups as well!
The experience is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May through October, and it comes with way more than just a night of camping, too!
Admission price includes a pizza party with ambassador wolves Alawa and Nikai, the opportunity to potentially behold endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, evening entertainment consisting of movies under the stars at Alawa and Nikai’s enclosure, and fireside snacks along with a light breakfast in the morning.
Tents are provided (for parties of 2+) and guests are encouraged to bring the following:
- A sleeping bag and mat
- A pillow
- Bug spray
- Toiletries (i.e. toothbrush and toothpaste)
- Additional snacks, if desired
- A camera (because there’s no way this experience isn’t making it onto the ‘gram!)
The experience costs $340 for a 4-person tent (you can fill it with 2-4 people) and $150 for one person (single guests are required to bring their own tent).
Beyond the Sleeping with Wolves experience, The Wolf Conservation Center also offers scout programs, virtual programs, school/education programs, and even a summer camp for kids.
The Wolf Conservation’s mission is to advance the survival of wolves by inspiring a global community through education, advocacy, research, and recovery. You can learn more about the work they do on their website here, along with more details regarding the Sleeping with Wolves experience.
So, what do you say? Are you up for a little wolf sleepover?