Camp is SOLD OUT! Any available spots are reserved for sliding scale campers. If you purchase a slot and you are not a confirmed sliding scale camper, your order will be canceled and refunded. Please email SeattleSkyDyeworks@gmail.com to be added to our waitlist.
We cannot wait to see you in July 2023! All the info you need prior to purchase is on this page! Registration Opens October 1st 2022 at 8:00am PST
Your reservation includes:
- 3 night stay at the Ramblewood Retreat Center in Sequim, Washington
- 8 meals and as many snacks as you can eat
- Commemorative knit along or crochet along kit: project bag, skein of yarn, and pattern!
- Lectures and classes
- Access to our fun pop up shop, filled with locally dyed treasures and notions, just in case you catch a case of start-itis
- A fun, casual, summer camp style vacation with other fiber arts lovers
Check in: July 28th, 2023 3:00 pm-5:00 pm (late check-in available if pre-arranged)
Check out: July 31st, 2023 10:00 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 a sleeping bag, check the add on page!)
- Personal hygiene products - We do have showers!
- Swimsuit - We're right on the Salish Sea (it's cold!)
- Comfy clothes - Our weather can vary drastically so pack layers
- Good shoes - We have nature hikes and a beach just minutes away
- Your most impressive project - Yes, our talent show covers artistic talent
- WIPS - You'll have plenty of 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 beach shenanigans
Things we wish we could include but do not:
- Travel accommodations to or from the lodge
So how do you get here?
Locals, you can take the ferry, then drive to the lodge, or skip the ferry all together and have a nice road trip up the peninsula. We're at the tippy top! Don't drive or don't want to? See below!
Non-locals, Seatac is the closest airport to where we'll be. From the airport you can:
Other methods of getting to Sequim, because why not:
- Private planes can land at the Sequim Valley Airport
- Travelers from Vancouver Island can take the Coho to Port Angeles, then rent a car, take the bus, a cabi, or an Uber from there.
- By boat? The John Wayne Marina is on the western shore of Sequim Bay.
The Parking Situation: There are Very Limited parking spots available (18), so reserving a parking spot for your vehicle is a must. You can reserve your parking spot HERE. Once your registration is complete you will receive an email with additional info, including a link to our Facebook group where guests can arrange carpools if they wish.
Our Retreat Center can fit up to 60 guests and staff members. There are 3 cabins with 6 beds each (18 guests total) and 5 open air Adirondack cabins that sleep 4-8 guests each (36 guests total). Each cabin has a mini refrigerator, table, chairs, outlets by each bunk bed, and a small baseboard heater. Open air adirondack cabins are three sided, with an open side covered by curtains. They're my personal favorite for summers in the PNW (with increased air circulation one could argue they're a bit more Covid safe too). Each adirondack cabin has usb charging stations, but no full outlets. 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.
Guests with CPAP machines or that require full outlets will get priority for cabins. All beds are bunk beds, so at full capacity, 50% of our guests will be assigned the top bunk. Guests who require bottom bunks for mobility, health, or safety reasons will receive priority. You will receive a guest survey prior to camp to help us make sleeping arrangements.
Food & Meals:
Chef Rachel is a well seasoned chef and we're so excited to have her on board to take care of all our meals this year. Food is going to be served in a family style dining fashion. You can expect a taco bar, custom subs for lunch, omelettes, a pizza night, and one special, optional "Taste of the Pacific Northwest" dinner, based on seasonal selections available. 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. Full menus will be sent out with the itinerary, every meal will have at least one vegan option.
Classes & Lectures:
At the moment we have scheduled two hands on classes: Solar dyed shibori silk scarves ($7 materials fee) and how to drop spindle ($28.00 to purchase a drop spindle and 2oz of hand dyed BFL roving) with Kasteyl Lukes. Destiny Itano will lead a lecture on the design process that is open to everyone, with a hands on session afterwards with limited seating. Reserve your spot in the hands on session here. We will also be featuring one additional guest instructor, who has yet to be announced. All lectures and class fees are included in your registration cost, the only additional cost to you are material fees. Material lists for each course will be included in your itinerary.
This camp is not ADA accessible. All walkways are gravel and or dirt. There is a stretch of path between cabins that is more uneven, with roots causing the path to narrow. Two of the cabins (one enclosed one open air) have ramps to the entrance. There are no steps into the main lodge, bathrooms, or shower stalls. There is one urinal in one of the bathrooms, the rest are stalls and the showers are separated by stalls or curtains. There are no handrails in the bathrooms or showers. Pathways are all lit at night. Bathrooms are a standalone building outside of the main lodge, in between the lodge and cabins. The beach is accessible by walking trail. It is partially paved but partially uneven and rocky. The water can also be accessed by car, if someone chooses to park at the nearby boat launch and walk to the water from there.
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 will be sent out approximately one month before camp.
Other nonsense (aka add ons):
- Our add on page can be found HERE.
- Add ons available: Registered parking, Sleeping bag & pillow, Shibori class material fee, Drop spindling class material fee, reserving your hands on spot for the Design Workshop, Taste of the PNW Dinner with Chef Rachel, Camp T-shirt, Extra skein of camp yarn, donating to the sliding scale camper fund.
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.
Sliding Scale Spots:
For every 15 guests, we will have one spot available (one minimum, four maximum) on a sliding scale. If you would like to attend our camp and tuition is a barrier, you can submit our form via Google Forms to be added to the pool of sliding scale spots. In addition, we will be collecting monetary donations to help cover travel costs for our sliding scale guests, but there's no telling how much will be collected. We know how hard it is to miss out on activities and experiences due to lack of funds, and we want to make sure we're as accessible as we can be.
Cancelation & 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.