Workshops

UPDATE- August 2021

The Great Escape Committee presents this year’s workshops!

Registration is now open!  Please note which workshops are full prior to registering.

Workshop Schedule

Session                Workshop Day and Time

A                             Sat 9:15-10:45 AM

B                             Sat 11-12:30 PM

CD                          Sat 2:15-5:30PM

C                             Sat 2:15- 3:45 PM

D                             Sat 4-5:30 PM

 

A0Free Time

Snack, play cards, sleep, hike, make new friends, relax….the choice is yours.

A1Tour and Lore of Camp Wabasso

Take a tour of Camp Wabasso with a former staff member. Learn about the history of the rabbit, and explore the hidden treasures of the lovely camp.

Presenter: Donna McLellan
A2Monkey Fists and Friendship KnotsFULL

SORRY! THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

For those people who love knots and want to try a more challenging knot, we will tackle the Monkey Fist. The Monkey Fist is a traditional sailor’s knot which makes a great SWAP! If you have even wondered about the knots in the “neckers” our committee people wear, that is a Friendship Knot, which we will also learn to tie.

Supplies:  All supplies will be provided.

Presenter: Laura Lane
A3Cooperative Games

Quick and easy with little or no preparation or equipment, come learn fun mixers that will have your girls chatting and your adults laughing in no time!  From small groups to large, there’s always fun in teaming up to win the game!

Presenters: Betsy Griffin and Paula Ruozzi
B0Free Time

Snack, play cards, sleep, hike, make new friends, relax….the choice is yours.

B1The Peaceful Art of QuillingFULL

SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Vivid colors and graceful shapes with a little bit of glue produce amazing art. Also make a snowflake just for the fun of it.

Supplies:  All supplies will be provided.

Presenters: Kaye Glass and Karen Brown
B2Yo-Yo Quilted TrivetFULL

SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Way back when, the original quilts were not the filled quilts we see today, they were made from numerous material yo-yos sewn together and were used more as decorations to add color to a home. The yo-yos are small circles of material sewn along the edge then the thread is pulled to form a puff circle. The puff circles are then sewn together to create a decorative piece. The yo-yos were made from scraps of material left over from making clothing. The yo-yo quilts often had no pattern – just random yo-yos sewn together and new yo-yos could be added as more scrap material became available.
Participants will be learning to make yo-yos and then sewing them together to create simple trivets, which can certainly be enlarged after the workshop to create wall hangings or decorative bed covers. Other ideas will be presented for using the yo-yos – decorations on hair clips, yo-yo worms, Christmas trees, etc.

Supplies: Sewing needles and scissors (can bring material and tread if desired), but facilitator will have some fabric and thread to share.

Presenter: Cathy LeBlanc
B3Reverse Canvas PaintingFULL

SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Reverse Canvas is a technique used to transform an inexpensive white stretched canvas into something gorgeous. Come sit down and relax while you paint an inspiring canvas.

Supplies: All supplies will be provided.

Presenter: Heather DeProfio
C0Free Time

Snack, play cards, sleep, hike, make new friends, relax….the choice is yours.

C1Tea Bag WalletFULL

SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Do you love to drink tea and have a favorite flavor and are always on the go? We will be sewing tea bag wallets that have places for at least 4 tea bags. 

Supplies: All supplies are included.

Presenter: Ginny Oneill
C2Knitting Circle

The workshop will be a time for participants to share some time to catch up and chat while knitting. We will also help participants who would like to learn the basics of knitting, or learn some new stitches such as cables. The facilitators will share a simple knitting pattern that can be used if desired, or participants can work on their own project. If there are particular knitting skills that the participants would like to learn or review, they can submit the request in advance to the facilitators and we will cover them in the workshop. For those new to knitting, the facilitators will teach you basic knit and pearl stitches and get you started on a scarf. If you know how to knit but would like to learn how to do cables or other fancier stitches, we can do that too. 

Supplies: Please bring yarn of your choice plus appropriate size needles (it will tell you on the yarn wrapping what size to use). If you want to learn cable stiches, please bring a cable needle.

Presenters: Lesley Murray and Cathy LeBlanc
C3Shibori Indigo DyeingFULL

SORRY! THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Shibori dying, a Japanese indigo (blue) pattern dye technique, is very popular right now and Donna will teach you the technique to do it yourself.  You’ll go home with a finished item similar to those in these pictures.

Supplies: Please bring a small white,all-cotton item such as a t-shirt, pillow case, tea towel or similar item.

Presenter: Donna McLellan
CD1Dutch Oven Cooking (double session)

What wonders can you create in the outdoors with charcoal with the KIng of the Dutch Oven? You will make several different dishes that you will be able to share with your family and friends.

SuppliesBring your appetite and a desire to learn more about Dutch oven cooking.  

Presenter: Lou Clark
CD1Dutch Oven Cooking (double session)

What wonders can you create in the outdoors with charcoal with the KIng of the Dutch Oven? You will make several different dishes that you will be able to share with your family and friends.

SuppliesBring your appetite and a desire to learn more about Dutch oven cooking.  

Presenter: Lou Clark
D0Free Time

Snack, play cards, sleep, hike, make new friends, relax….the choice is yours.

D1Music Jam

Bring your songbooks, instruments(if you play), music stand, your voice and your enthusiasm. A Round Robin where everyone gets to choose the music and you will get new music and old favorites.

Presenters: Kaye Glass and Karen Brown
D2Ready Aim Shoot

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Come join in the fun! Here’s your chance to relive those childhood camp memories of archery or learn what fuss is all about. This is your time to shoot without your girls around. All equipment provided and instruction will be given. All ability levels welcome.

Presenter: Lesley Murray

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