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9326 SW Bayview Dr., Vashon, WA 98070

camper information

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.

FRIDAY ARRIVAL

See above for the full weekend’s itinerary!

We recommend aiming for either the 2:10 or 3:05 p.m. ferry from Fauntleroy to Vashon on Friday, and we anticipate you should be able to make it onto 4:50 p.m. ferry on Sunday afternoon. For more information about fares and schedules, see the Washington State Ferries site.

supplies fees

If you are looking to learn a new craft skill at camp, we want to make sure you are prepared before your arrival! Some of the classes have a small supplies fee and others require you bring something with you so be sure to read through this so you know how to be prepared.

  • For Visible Mending: There is a $5 fee which you can bring with you to camp, and then be sure to bring a pair of jeans that need mending!
  • For Watercolor Art Journaling: All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you have supplies you love.
  • For A Field Guide to Color: Please bring any watercolor/gouache set and a few favorite brushes, a few pieces of watercolor paper, mixed media paper or a sketchbook you can paint in. If you want to purchase some from Lisa, she will have some supplies for purchase with her! You can also order her book for her to sign here!
  • For Tie-Dyeing as a De-stressing Therapy: There is a $20 supplies fee for this class. Please bring your cash or card to this class and Kanda will take it at the beginning of your session.
  • For Embroidery Your Clothes: This class has a kit that you can purchase before following this link. Be sure to use the code FREESHIP at checkout so you do not pay for shipping. If you choose to take this class last minute, Melissa will have some kits available for purchase the day of. Please bring any item of clothing you would like to embroider on.

Carpooling

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!

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

Homework!

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! This can be especially helpful for the Goals and Time Management Class but it really will help in so many aspects of your life. Whatever you do, just give it a try!

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.