Join us for Dye Camp, August 28th-31st in Olympia, WA!

Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!
Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!

Seattle Sky Dye Camp Registration - Open now!

We currently have 18 in stock.

Regular price $850.00 Sale

Join us at Dye Camp! Perfect for the fiber addict who wants to expand their skills, LYS owners who are interested in creating house yarns, and everyone else who just wants to play with dye and see what happens! This retreat will focus mainly on acid and natural dyeing. This is an intimate retreat, we will max out at 20 campers.

Your reservation includes: 

  • 3 night stay at the Millersylvania Retreat Center in Olympia, Washington
  • 8 meals and as many snacks as you can eat
  • Commemorative swag bag: project bag and special camp apron!
  • Lectures and classes including but not limited to: Dye basics, natural dyeing (featuring mushrooms, lichen, and indigo), developing color palettes, hand painting roving, and more! 
  • 4-5lbs of yarn and fiber, hand dyed by you!
  • Access to our fun pop up shop, filled with hand dyed treasures and notions by Seattle Sky Dyeworks!
  • A fun, casual, summer camp style vacation with other fiber art lovers

Check in: August 28th, 2024 5:00-7:00pm (late check-in available if pre-arranged)

Check out: August 31st 9:00 am

What to bring with you:

  • Bedding! We recommend a sleeping bag, pillow, and pillowcase, but whatever you're comfortable with! (If you'd like us to provide you with a sleeping bag and pillow, you can purchase it as an add on!)
  • Personal hygiene products - We do have showers!
  • Swimsuit - We've got a private lake AND kayaks but it's cold!
  • Comfy clothes - Our weather can vary drastically so pack layers
  • Good shoes - We have nature hikes and walking trails!
  • WIPS - You'll have some downtime, so make sure you bring a project or six
  • A towel - Not just a Hitchhikers Guide reference, but you will need a towel for showering and lake shenanigans

Things we wish we could include but do not:

  • Travel accommodations to or from the lodge BUT we have tons of parking.

So how do you get here? 

Locals, you know where Olympia is. It's about one hour south of Seatac, one and a half north of PDX. It's along the I5 corridor and super easy to get to. 

Non-locals, Seatac is the closest *big* airport to where we'll be. There's a small airport in Olympia as well. Assuming you arrive at Seatac, from the airport you can: 

  • Rent a car
  • Hitch a ride on Flexibus (for as little as $12!!)
  • Amtrak train (as little as $14?!)
  • Carpool! We'll have a Facebook group set up for organizing carpools.

    The Parking Situation: There is so much parking here. Enough for 125ish cars. The 20 of us will be good.

    Sleeping Situation:

    Our Retreat Center can fit up to 150 guests and staff members. Every cabin is fully enclosed and is heated. Most fit up to eight guests. If you would prefer to bring a tent and have a more private sleeping arrangement, tents are allowed at the center, we will just need to make the arrangements. Cabins are outfit with typical "camp bunks" which is a basic mattress/sleeping pad. Don't forget your sleeping bag!

    Sleeping Bag & Pillow $30

    • If you do not wish to bring your own bedding, we can have a basic warm weather sleeping bag, pillow, and pillowcase waiting for you at camp when you arrive. Any left behind at camp will be donated to local homeless populations. 

    You will receive a guest survey prior to camp to help us make sleeping arrangements. 

    Food & Meals:

    Food is going to be served in a family style dining fashion. You can expect a taco bar, DIY sandwiches for lunch, breakfast bar, and a pizza night. We will be sending out an allergy survey to every guest to ensure we're keeping everyone safe and healthy during their stay. Snacks and drinks will always be available in the main lodge. 

    Classes & Lectures:

    All classes, lectures, and required materials are included in camp registration. If you would like to bring any yarn or fabric to dye, you may do so!

    There will also be open hours for downtime and project help so please feel free to bring your knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, whatever you're working on!

    Accessibility

    This camp is has one fully ADA accessible cabin and the main lodge is accessible as well. Walkways though the rest of the camp are unpaved.

    Covid Safety: 

    We require proof of vaccination or a written doctors note from every camper and staff member upon arrival. Every vaccination card will be checked against a state issued ID card or passport. Before entering the lodge or cabins, each guest will be required to take an "instant" covid test. We ask that you keep your masks on during check in and until your test comes back negative. Afterwords, you are free to enjoy camp masked or unmasked, whichever you prefer. We will not be able to accomodate guests who test positive. By registering for camp you are agreeing to follow these procedures. 

    Itineraries:

    Itineraries will be sent out approximately two weeks before camp. 

    State Park Rules to Remember:

    • No smoking, firearms or fireworks are permitted at the facility.
    • Quiet times are between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
    • Outdoor fires are permitted only in designated areas, provided no burn restrictions are in effect. Fires may not be left unattended. 
    • Except with permission of the park manager, motor vehicles may be driven only in authorized areas and parked only in designated parking areas. 
    • Except with permission of the park manager, electric appliances, other than those provided, are prohibited. 
    •  A Discover Pass is not required for overnight users. Groups reserving for the day or day use only users must have and display a valid Discover Pass in each vehicle. Single day passes can be purchased at the park.

    Code of Conduct: 

    Seattle Sky Dyeworks is dedicated to equity and inclusion. This means we have no tolerance for bigotry or discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, body size, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We are committed to making sure our events are welcoming and inclusive. If you cannot conduct yourself in such a manner, we reserve the right to ask you to leave and refunds will not be given. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy:

    In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 90 days prior to camp. If you cancel within the 90 day timeframe you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given if your reservation is canceled less than 30 days prior to camp.