Winter Count Schedule (FEBRUARY 19-25, 2023) Registration opens November 1.
We now have very set onsite Check-in times and once Check-in is closed, you will not be able to enter camp.
Onsite Checkin Schedule:
SATURDAY, 10 am: Our gates open! Please don't arrive before that.
(*PLEASE NOTE: Registration will close at 6 pm on Saturday and once registration closes, you will not be able to enter camp. Yes, we know that is written above but we want to make sure people don't miss it.)
The first meal that will be served to registrants is Sunday dinner. Any meals being served before that are for Instructors.
SUNDAY, 12:00- 2:00: Blanket Fair - Instructors will set out blankets to promote their classes or trade goods. This will give you a chance to meet the instructors, understand their classes, and find out where they are camped or teaching their classes.
2:00-4:00 pm: Opening Fire/Announcements/Commercials - This is when we go over camp essentials as well as all instructors introduce themselves and what they do.
4 - 5:30 pm: Primitive Basics - These basics: fiber, fire, flint and knife, are taught by a myriad of instructors. It gives you a chance to learn some of the essential skills without interfering with your learning schedule during the week. All of these skills will also be taught during the week.
6:00 pm: Dinner - The first meal served for registrants
8:45 am each morning - Morning announcements
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 7-9:30 pm - Talent On the Porch. This is to encourage music and other talent happening through out camp all during the week.
Tuesday Evening: Dark:30 - Trade Blanket. This is open to everyone in camp so bring items you want to trade for other items. Got canning jars of Cherries or ?, a basket? an axe to grind?
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings: Dark:30ish - Slide shows - TBA. Let us know if you are interested in presenting a show about a pertinent project or trip. Aunt Hazel and Uncle Ralph's trip to Disneyworld you will not see at these slide shows.
Thursday: 5:15pm - Raffle - to support our scholarship fund with donated items from instructors.
Thursday and Friday: 3-6 pm - Barter Fair. Everyone is welcome to put out a blanket with their handmade items or items related to ancestral skills.
Thursday night - Mask Night. See you there if we can figure out who you are......
Friday, 5 pm - Closing Circle. Though some classes run through Saturday, we will have a closing circle on Friday evening to accommodate those who need to leave early Saturday.
Saturday, 6pm - Camp is officially closed and you need to vacate the property and go on your merry way.