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***DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 31ST!***

Small Business Retreat on Vashon Island, WA

Are you a crafter, maker, or artist who is grappling with the hardships of running your own small business? Are you looking for new ways to connect with other vendors, makers, and creative small business owners while learning new ways to move your business forward? Come join us at our small business retreat, Camp ThunderCraft!

See the full weekend’s class schedule here!

Small business retreat

How is this camp geared specifically towards creative small business owners?

The name ThunderCraft embodies what we hope to accomplish at this Urban Craft Uprising-inspired camp. We all understand that electric charge we get as makers and entrepreneurs when our crafty and business sides come together.  When those elements converge, we have a roar which cannot be ignored.

The world of craft has broadened over the years to encompass so many types of media, levels of experience, and differing visions; while we are all our own individual selves, there’s an unmistakable rumble inside of each one of us that can allow us to make a living off of our creative energy.

We feel this rumble when we learn new techniques, when we expand our fan base, when we try new approaches and when we realize that “we are onto something.” Camp ThunderCraft gives makers  the opportunity to connect with like-minded crafters and artists who understand the drive necessary to be one’s own boss, the obstacles and self-doubt we all experience along the way, and the continued motivation we all seek to keep ourselves productive, accountable, and successful.

This camaraderie is very powerful, and we want you all to leave Camp ThunderCraft feeling ready to tackle new hurdles in your business, inspired to try new ideas and empowered to keep growing your business, while being bolstered by the network and community that we forge together. Because there’s NOTHING better than being your own boss and being able to make a living doing what you love.  Plus, camp is gonna be a BLAST!

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Camp ThunderCraft Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Business Information

  • Meal Preferences

  • Room Preferences (skip this section if you live on Vashon and are opting out of staying overnight)

 

Register today for Camp ThunderCraft 2018!

[The most valuable thing I learned ] was that I share the same fears, anxieties and struggles as everyone else. Being around others who are in the same boat gave me a boost of confidence and the drive to keep going. I feel really motivated to get into my studio today, after months of going through a period of struggling with why I’m doing this. Feels like I have my focus back.
- 2017 ThunderCraft Camper

 

 

Sorry, registration for 2018 is now closed!  Please be sure to get on our mailing list if you’d like to join us at Camp ThunderCraft 2019!


The cabin rooms sleep between 3-5 people each, so please be aware that you will be sharing a room with others. It’s camp, get cozy!

***Do you already live on Vashon but still want to attend during the day? You are welcome to opt out of camping with us and just attend the activities and sessions during the day if you’d like. Please look for this option on the registration form and note the discounted price of $280 at checkout***

What you’ll get for your $350

  • 2 nights of lodging
  • Wine & cheese happy hour
  • 5 meals, treats, drinks & snacks
  • A variety of educational classes/sessions
  • Roundtable discussions focusing on various obstacles we face as small business owners
  • Connecting with your community and other makers
  • Ample downtime and relaxation
  • Secluded retreat on beautiful Vashon Island

Camp ThunderCraft Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Business Information

  • Meal Preferences

  • Room Preferences (skip this section if you live on Vashon and are opting out of staying overnight)

 

Sponsors

Camp ThunderCraft wouldn’t be nearly as awesome without our generous sponsors! All these wonderful businesses are helping out in some way to make sure the weekend is super fantastic.