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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 Camp ThunderCraft!

Camp for creative small business owners

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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We have some very sad news to share.  After much discussion, we have decided we have to cancel camp this Sept​ember ​8th-10th.  We have not had nearly enough sign ups for camp to make it financially feasible.  We have implemented various strategies to garner more interest and we have decided that most likely the date is just too close to school starting, summer ending, etc. to get the sign ups we need to make this possible.
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We would LOVE to ​try again for the Oregon edition of Camp ThunderCraft at a future date, so we are postponing it for now until we can ​get a better gauge for a weekend that might work better for the masses​. We had over 70 campers at our first Camp this past April on Vashon Island, and it really made for such a great experience to have that many different creative personalities and voices; so we are aiming to reschedule for a time when we can get that kind of registration again.​

If you are interested in joining us if and when we are able to reschedule this one, please sign up for our mailing list, and you’ll be the first to know when we reopen registration!


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!

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 in the beautiful woods near Mt. Hood

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