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Craft Exploration Camp for Families   

Make this year's North Shore vacation unforgettable: join us for our first ever family craft camp! Curious kids ages 8 and up and their grown-ups are invited to join us for a five-day summer camp sampler program where they can do it all. Hammer hot metal, weave on a floor loom, learn about birch bark harvest and weaving, carve with a knife, and bake tasty treats: this camp will be a week full of learning and discovery for everyone, offering an opportunity to taste a bit of these core crafts. We’ll host evening campfires and a wood-fired pizza bake, and maybe even a game of kubb. Expect to meet other curious learners who love craft and summertime on the North Shore. Days will end early (3pm) to allow folks free time to jump in the lake, visit favorite spots in Grand Marais, go for a hike, and stay up late for stargazing. Note that the tuition rate is for one adult and one child at least eight years of age. Sorry, no exceptions due to equipment limitations and safety concerns.

Required Tools

  • For Blacksmithing Day: Jeans, Cotton shirts (no nylon clothing), long sleeved is best, closed-toe shoes, ideally leather, clothing comfortable to be outdoors, hair tie for long hair, leather gloves, eye protection and ear protection are provided; you may wish to bring your own for fit and comfort.
  • For Baking Day: Hair tie for long hair
  • Snacks, water bottle, daily lunch


  • Craft Exploration Camp for Families
    8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $695.00

  • Materials Fee:  $100.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Beth Homa Kraus, Amy James, Cody Myers, Mike Schelmeske, Caroline Feyling

  • Capacity Remaining:  0 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024

  • Times:  9am-3pm


  • The Fine Print

    • Tuition rate is for one adult and one child at least 8 years of age. Sorry, no exceptions due to equipment limitations and safety concerns.
    • Evening activities are optional 
    • Sorry, no a la carte registration for single day courses.
    • Lodging and food are not included.  
    • Family Camp Blacksmithing courses will be three hours in length to allow everyone an opportunity (9am-noon or 1-4pm). The other three hours of the day will be unscheduled. 
    • A schedule for the week with the specific activity planned for each day will be provided 3 weeks prior to camp. As possible, efforts will be made to alternate days of primarily sitting and standing. 



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