See above for the full weekend’s itinerary!
Camp officially begins at noon on Friday, and ends at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
We recommend aiming for the 11:30 a.m. ferry from Fauntleroy to Vashon on Friday if you’d like to arrive when check-in begins at noon, and we anticipate you should be able to make it onto 4:40 p.m. ferry on Sunday afternoon. For more information about fares and schedules, see the Washington State Ferries site.
hold harmless agreement
Please fill out our hold harmless agreement right here. We will need a signed form from you by April 1st in order to participate.
Choose Your Classes!
While this is not a binding decision, the instructors will be preparing their classes with a rough estimate of participants in mind. 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. See full class descriptions here. Please also note which classes (see below) will have additional supplies fees, and how the instructor would like to be paid for each.
If you are looking to learn a new craft skill at camp, we want to make sure you are prepared before your arrival! Please note that some of the craft classes have additional supplies fees; this information has now been added to the class descriptions, and you can pre-purchase these supplies at the links below:
What to Pack
- Bedding (twin beds): sheets, blankets, sleeping bag, and pillow
- Compact mattress or camping pad if you’d like extra comfort
- Set of towels
- Headlamp and/or flashlight
- Business cards
- Hiking gear (if you feel like hiking)
- Warm clothing
- Craft project
- Examples of your work for the Show & Tell table
- Yoga clothes & mat if you would like to do Saturday morning yoga
- Writing utensils
- Extra food or wine if you have special restrictions or want to drink more 🙂
- An open mind and heart
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.
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 may also uncover certain themes that you are either sick of OR that you want to focus on. 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 may 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 on journaling because they re-read 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 re-read these! If this is a struggle for you, here are some suggestions: Write with a white pen on white paper. Or just keep writing on top of what you have already written. You could also draw pictures and start manifesting your dream life!
show & tell
We have always wanted to have a formal introduction of everyone and all of your amazing work on the first night of camp, but because there are so many of you, it seems that it could get very tedious in this format. So instead, we will be having a show-and-tell table so you can all see each other’s work in person. Please bring one example of your work when you check in (or once you get settled), along with some business cards. (Please make sure the actual product has your name on it so we can make sure it gets back to you!) This table will be on display all weekend for you to look at whenever you have the time, and who knows–maybe by the end of camp it might lead to some creative collaborations. We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you make!
We know quite a few of you are coming from out of town this year and will need some help getting to camp without your own car, so we’ve put together a Google sheet to help make things easier.
Please head over and add your name if either you NEED a ride, or if you’ll have extra room in your car and can OFFER a ride. If you see someone on there whose needs match up with your availability, please get in touch and make a note on the spreadsheet once you’ve made a match!
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.