Squam Spring Retreat 2016

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The Squam Arts Retreats 2016 calendar is up and The Found Poetry Project is in the mix for a second year!

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Wednesday, June 1- Sunday, June 5 2016

Where: Rockywold and Deephaven camps, a 1930s rustic retreat on the shores of Squam Lake in Holderness, NH

How it Works: Participants choose two workshops to attend during the retreat. Workshops are approximately 6 hours long. The first is held over two days, the second entirely on one day. This year’s offerings include book making, rug hooking, knitting, drawing, photographing your creations, poetry (that would be me) and more! Besides workshops, there are nightly presentations with professional creatives, yoga classes, one hour activities like Zentangle and making herbal concoctions, a Saturday night craft fair/party, great food, lake fun, etc.

Amenities: You will stay in a rustic cottage; cottages accommodate from two to a dozen people. Your fully furnished cottage will have at least one fireplace with plenty of wood, an ice chest stocked with blocks of ice harvested from Squam Lake (this is true), bathroom with shower, kitchenette, a porch…. Meals are in the historic dining hall which overlooks the lake and looks like it could be part of an alpine ski lodge. But, the best part is the people. Squam attracts creative, kind, fun folks. The combination of woodsy vintage camp charm, the lake’s magic, and the great people, create a happy energy sweet spot. Some photos of my Squam experience last year, and a post about my experience teaching at Squam.

I would love, love to see some of you there. Participants come from all over the world. One teacher comes from Great Britain every year and wouldn’t miss it. So…. if you’ve got the time and resources and want to splurge on yourself, you won’t regret it, and I can almost guarantee you’ll go back a second, third, fourth time.

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