Howl Night & Camping with the Wolves

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During our “Howl Night” event, guests tour the Sanctuary, learn about our animals, and join us outside around the campfire for an in-depth presentation on wolves (the topic varies from date to date). If we’re lucky, our animals should grace us with a group howl or two. If they don’t, we will do our best to encourage them! Food and drinks are included and vegetarian options are available.

In addition, our “Camping with the Wolves” event is meant to act as an extension of “Howl Night”, providing visitors with the opportunity to spend a night at the Sanctuary – asleep under the stars and serenaded by the songs of wolves! We’ll wrap up in the morning with coffee, hot cocoa, and a lite breakfast.

How to schedule: Reservations are required. You can book “Howl Night” and “Camping with the Wolves” spots on our online booking form here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org.

When: Howl Nights and Camp-Outs will be held twice a month generally on the second and forth Saturdays of the month, but there are a few months when the schedule has been modified, so please be sure and see the calendar below for upcoming dates. Start times will fluctuate due to Daylight Savings and we do not hold Howl Nights in the Summer due to the heat.

Price: Howl Night – The cost for participation is $30 for adults and $20 for children aged 17 and under, teachers, and military or service personnel.

Camping with the Wolves – The cost for participation is $75 for adults and $50 for children 17 and under, teachers, and military or service personnel. These prices include the cost of both Howl Night and Camping with the Wolves. You do not need to book and pay for them separately.

Payment will be required when you book your spot and is non-refundable.

Restrictions: We recommend that participants be at least 8 years of age for both Howl Nights and Camp-Outs, however, this is not a strict requirement. We simply ask that anyone with young (and potentially fussy) children bring along adequate entertainment to keep them occupied and happy in order to minimize disturbances to other guests.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

We also ask that guests wishing to participate in Camp-Outs provide their own tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, and any other camping necessities. 

Campers, please be sure to arrive 30-40 minutes early in order to set up your tents prior to the tour, and expect to depart around 9:00 am the following morning.

Inclement weather: Howl Night events are not canceled due to mild or moderate inclement weather, including rain, cold, and/or heat.  In the event of extreme weather, Howl Night events will be rescheduled.  If the Howl Night event has to be rescheduled, we will let you know in advance as soon as we can, but we may make the decision as late as the morning of the visit. We will email you and if necessary contact you via the phone number you left when booking your reservation.  If you are unsure whether or not your reserved visit for a respective Howl Night event is taking place or not, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@wolves of St. Francis.org or by phone at 936–597–9653.

Bathrooms: A port -o- potty is available for use, but we do not have a public restroom with sinks or showers.  Please note that the port-o-potty is approximately 40 yards away from the campsite and requires walking up a mildly uneven pathway.

Other info: Howl Night drinks include water, sodas, and coffee (morning only). Food includes hot dogs/veggie dogs, chips, and s’mores.

Camp-Out food and drinks include everything mentioned above and the following morning we will also provide guests with a quick breakfast to-go. This may include donuts, muffins, fruit, etc.

If anyone in your party has dietary restrictions please let us know. We can easily accommodate Vegans and Vegetarians, but can’t guarantee accommodations beyond that. Feel free to contact us for specific information at info@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org.

There is very limited electricity in our Camping Area – this is reserved for those campers that require the use of outlets for breathing machines or other medical devices.

 

Additional information on visiting, and visitors guidelines, can be found on our visiting page. For driving directions and other help planning your visit, see our page on planning your visit.

Please note: Our facility is handicap accessible but there is a several-hundred foot gravel driveway between our Parking Lot and visitor area. In order for our staff to accommodate you, please let us know in advance if you will need to drive your vehicle directly to the Gift Shop or if you need staff to help you carry any camping materials you might bring. We are happy to open the gates for you prior to your tour! Our sanctuary curating staff can be reached at info@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org and will be happy to assist you!

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2019 – 2020 Calendar of Upcoming Dates

  • September 14, 2019        5:30 – 8:30
  • September 28, 2019        5:30 – 8:30
  • October 12, 2019            5:30 – 8:30
  • October 26, 2019            5:30 – 8:30
  • November 9, 2019          4:30 – 7:30
  • November 23, 2019        4:30 – 7:30
  • December 14, 2019         4:30 – 7:30
  • December 28, 2018         4:30 – 7:30
  • February 8, 2020             4:30 – 8:30
  • February 22, 2020           4:30 – 8:30
  • March 14, 2020               5:30 – 8:30
  • March 28, 2020               5:30 – 8:30
  • April 11, 2020                  5:30 – 7:30
  • April 25, 2020                  5:30 – 7:30
  • May 9, 2020                     5:30 – 7:30