9326 SW Bayview Dr., Vashon, WA 98070

Camper Information (Burton)

General Info

Please note that there is no wifi at Camp Burton.

Weekend Schedule

Click the link above to download the full weekend schedule.

We recommend aiming for the 2:45 p.m. ferry from Fauntleroy to Vashon on Friday, and we anticipate you should be able to make it onto either the 12:45 or 1:15 p.m. ferry on Sunday afternoon. For more information about fares and schedules, see the Washington State Ferries site.

Choose Your Classes!

While this is not a binding decision, we will be assigning locations of each of the speaker sessions on the Camp Burton grounds based on anticipated class size. If you let us know ahead of time which classes you know for sure you want to be at, we can make sure you get priority if there is limited space. For full class descriptions, scroll to the “Speaker Sessions and Full Class Descriptions” section of this page.


To get your juices flowing before camp, we are assigning you a little homework! Obviously you are an adult and this is not something we are grading you on or making you do but it will be a great way to start thinking about your business, what you want to focus on at camp, etc. On our first night at Camp ThunderCraft, we are going to be having a campfire down on the water. S’mores will be included, (extra delicious ones, thanks to Eliot’s Adult Nut Butter! GF versions available too–fear not!)

To accompany our s’mores and fire, we’re going to have a little book burning. Not actual books, of course…we are going to burn our journals. That’s where the homework comes in 🙂

We ask that each camper starts a stream of consciousness journal for the next few weeks. The point of this exercise is to release those things in your mind that could be troubling you and/or getting in your way. It can often result in finding more inspiration in your work and life! As a bonus, there are theories that say it can help increase your memory and vocabulary so yeah, why not try it out??

We do recommend you do this in some kind of habitual way that works for you. Some of you may decide that you are going to journal 5 times a week, during your work week, as soon as you wake up. Others may do it before dinner in the bathtub or with a glass of wine. The choice is yours but we do suggest making it a routine of sorts for the next few weeks. Who knows, you will probably love it and may decide to carry on this tradition after you are done with camp!

THERE ARE NO RULES ON WRITING. You might start with what you did that day or what you plan to do the next day. Most likely your writing will begin to change as you continue your practice.

Many people get hung up by journaling because they reread what they write and think it sounds stupid (I do that~kristen) but the best part of this is you are actually encouraged NOT to reread these! In fact, since we’ll be burning them, your secrets, insecurities, frustrations, book reviews, are safe with you and the universe. We can’t wait to let these burn!

If you plan on attending Valentina’s photography workshop, please also consider completing the following assignments:

1. Check out the following accounts on Instagram:
  • Working with photographers: @obsessedbyportia
  • Professionals: @gatherandfeast @cannellevanille
  • Mix of professional and semi-pro or candids: @herbivorebotanicals @pinkandposey
  • Semi-pro: @crowandiris
2. Please prepare a vision board containing five to ten photos on Pinterest that show visual aesthetics you admire and enjoy. When done, send the link to the instructor at valenvitols@gmail.com.
3. Participants are encouraged to bring one to three of the products they make and/or sell to photograph during the hands-on part of the workshop. Please send your business or personal website before the class to valenvitols@gmail.com. This will allow the instructor to better assist you during the class.

Speaker Sessions and Full Class Descriptions

Keynote address by Molly Wizenberg, author of the James Beard Award-winning blog Orangette and two New York Times bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey. She has written for numerous publications, and co-hosts the hit food-and-comedy podcast Spilled Milk. Molly lives in Seattle, Washington, where she co-owns the restaurants Delancey, Essex, and Dino’s Tomato Pie.

What to Pack

  • Bedding (twin beds): sheets, blankets, sleeping bag
  • Headlamp and/or flashlight
  • Notebook
  • Business cards
  • Raingear
  • Hiking gear (if you feel like hiking)
  • Warm clothing
  • Craft project
  • Examples of your work
  • Writing utensils
  • Extra food or wine if you have special restrictions or want to drink more 🙂
  • One item to share for our potluck dinner Friday night (Google signup sheet coming soon!)
  • An open mind and heart

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.

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