Labor Day Summer Camp

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But this time you get to choose your adventure.  Wake up to trumpet calls.  Sleep in ‘til breakfast by MOLLY YEH with fancy pants coffee and mimosas.  Learn new skillz in all our kick ass workshops taught by local makers.  Skip the workshops and play kickball or sunbathe all afternoon.  Join the (themed!) dance party.   Or be a wallflower and sneak out for unlimited s’mores.

Our 3rd Annual Unglued Labor Day Summer Camp is coming atcha September 1-3, 2017.  Last year’s camp sold out in under 8 minutes and this year’s lottery had a few hundred people involved and we are now sold out as heck!   You need to now check out and support the faces off of THESE AMAZING SPONSORS including Drekker Brewing Company, Proof Artisan Distillers, Twenty Below Coffee, Eide Bailly, Yeobo Sweet Shop, and Wondermade Marshmallows.  

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Labor Day weekend, Sept 1-3, 2017 we are taking over the YMCA Camp Cormorant (about a 50 minute drive east-ish of Fargo) for the third time.  Like the whole thing.  Beachfront, rec halls, dining room, cabins, and ridiculously huge fire pits.

You know that amazing feeling you’d leave with after camp was done as a kid?  The kind where you realize you just made the best friends ever, ran around like crazy pants to pull pranks on other cabins, played your mind out of camp games, took time to create things with your own little hands, crushed on cute camp counselors, ate somewhat crappy/awesome food, and had the best ever carefree days?  (and this time we’ve all got lower metabolism and 30-something bods).

“The only thing that would have been more amazing is if woodland creatures would have gathered around our feet and led us in song.” – 2015 Camper

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Well now you’re 21+ and we’ve got you covered.  This time with amazing food, mixology 101, and not-your-typical-camp-creations.   The weekend is yours but know if you earn 5 merit badges throughout it you’ll get yourself some pretty damn awesome take-home swag..

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What’s included??

  • Lodging in separate boys vs girls cabins (seriously. we are going there again)
  • All your food (campfire foods to bagel bars to trail mix buffets and more)
  • Unlimited s’mores.  It’s a thing.
  • All your drinks (fancy brewed coffee and everything from mimosas to beer to cocktails).  Our crazy awesome booze beverages are served by bartenders at specified times until usually 11pm so you don’t jump in the lake having had too much in a pitch black thunderstorm.
  • Projects and new skills learned led by local and regional artists and makers (all supplies included)
  • Fitness badges (chill out – we’ve included hangover bootcamp to meditative yoga)
  • Epic themed dance party
  • More!!

“This camp help me realize my true potential as a human being…I have never felt ‘creative’ but I feel so ALIVE being around so many other kinds of individuals who are just here to make you feel like you belong.  You make me feel like an artist.  You have made this something I will never forget.” – 2016 camper

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Our mission = to inspire the creative/carefree side in you to have the best weekend ever full of adventure, relaxing, making, and meeting.  Workshops include things like:  Reclaimed Woodworking, Morning Mixology, Gemstone Jewelry Making, Ring Soldering, Leatherworks, Bitters and Shrubs for Cocktails, Oil Painting, Baking, Wood Whittling, Beerology, and beyond.

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“The workshops were legit as f*ck.” – 2015 Camper

“This was one of the most fun weekends of my life.  My husband also agrees!  I will be coming every year for the rest of my life!” – 2016 camper

“Camp was amazing!  I felt myself slowly morph into my 12-year-old-self and had a renewed sense of creativity when I got home.” – 2016 camper

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Do I register now?

Oh almost!  Our registration is a lottery this year due to the demand!  You can sign up for the first round lottery for a limited time beginning Mon, June 5 at 8am until Wed, June 7 at 8pm HERE.  You can register with up to 3 other friends to ensure you will get in with your squad if you want.  Be sure you have their correct emails and birth date (they need to be over 21!) ready to go when you sign up for the lottery.

LOTTERY?!

Yes.  Lottery.  Trust us, you can handle this.  If you didn’t hit the registration button at exactly 6pm last year you didn’t get in SO we want to try something different this year to not break Eventbrite like before.  You’ll find out a few days after if you got in the first round lottery and receive a Paypal invoice to your email (and to each of your individual friends’ emails if you entered the lottery with them) to pay within a specified timeframe to secure your spot. Any tickets not claimed will go to our 2nd round lottery if needed.  We are currently trialing a few details with all this fun so a few days prior we’ll have full details for your detail-loving brain!

Non-committal?

We totally get it. You can sure as heck think about it but camp does have a max that we are expecting to reach!  If you snooze, you’ll have a lame Labor Day Weekend.  And no, unfortunately if you were the only 1 of your 5 friends who didn’t join the lottery right away we can’t get sneak you in (emoji sad face right there, man!).  But we will feel bad for you because FEELINGS.

“It was SO AWESOME to spend 48 hours with so many badass people.  I left feeling so motivated (and a little hungover)…but mostly motivated to go out and kick some ass.” – 2015 Camper

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Camp begins Friday, Sept 1 between 7-8:30pm and commences Sunday, Sept 4 around 2-ish pm.

Here’s a little possible (POSSIBLE) itinerary for anyone like me (Ashley) who needs to know more before I commit:

FRIDAY:

  • 6pm – Potential charter bus leaves Fargo for those who want this add-on option!
  • 7-8:30pm – Arrive and get started with a camp patio mixer.  Coming alone?  We’ll take care of that!
  • Campfire snacks.
  • Campfire fun (new new new this year!)
  • Outdoor Movie Screening

SATURDAY:

  • Trumpet Call
  • Fitness Badge options
  • Camp Clubs + Breakfast
  • Workshop Session 1 options
  • Workshop Session 2 options
  • Lunchy Lunch
  • Free Time (sunbathing, water things, field things, naptime)
  • Epic camp battle
  • Workshop Session 3 options
  • Happy Hour / Free Time
  • Dinner Time
  • Dance Party with 2 enormous wheeled in subwoofers

SUNDAY:

  • Trumpet Call
  • Fitness Badge Options
  • Early Risers Continental Breakfast / Punch-Someone-in-the-Face-Because-I’m-too-Tired-Coffee
  • Bruuuuuunch!  Holla!
  • Workshop Session 4 options
  • Commemorative Camp Swag Making
  • Commence around 2pm-ish because we are over 21+ and need to sleep for a day before going back to the grind

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“I was really impressed by how camp managed to be simultaneously so well organized and so laid back.  I liked that there was a lot of formal structure, but that there was no pressure at all to follow it if you didn’t feel like it.  The entire atmosphere was exactly what it needed to be – fun, open, and relaxed.” – 2015 Camper

Basically, we want you to come.  We love you.  We love lamp.  We love CAMP!  There’s some FAQ’s further down to get your head spinning with details if you are the kind of person that loves that.  Otherwise you should just go ahead and:

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FAQ’s:

How do I get tickets?

We are making camp registration possible this year through a lottery system. All registrants will be entering for the chance to buy a ticket to Unglued Labor Day Summer Camp for adults.  If you win the lottery you will have the chance to purchase tickets for Camp!  Simple, right?

The Lottery opens Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8am and will remain open through Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm CST.

Enter the Lottery by registering for a free ticket during the Lottery times above HERE.  The name and email used to enter the lottery must match the information that would be used for the full registration if you win the lottery.  Individuals registering multiple times will be disqualified so be sure to enter only once.  See below for Group Lottery Tickets because yes, that’s a thing!

Group Lottery Tickets – Only wanna come to camp if your squad can?  You can register for up to 4 Lottery Tickets to indicate you only want to come to camp if your friend or squad gets in.  Registering for Group Lottery Tickets does not increase or decrease your chances of getting in.  You will need to carefully enter their full email and birth date (they need to be over 21!) upon registering.

First round lottery will be drawn on Thursday, June 8 and winners will receive individual Paypal invoices to fully complete and pay for their camp spot!  For group lottery winners each individual will receive a Paypal invoice to their separate email address that were entered during the lottery registration.

There’s a 2nd round lottery!!  Any spots not claimed by our first round lottery winners will be opened up to a 2nd lottery on Wednesday, June 14.  The previous lottery registrants who did not “win” will be put in this lottery along with anyone signed up for our wait list by Tuesday, June 13.

Should I come the whole weekend?

YES!  Camp is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest!  Also camp is non-refundable after July 1 (but is transferrable) so go ahead and stop being afraid of commitment

I want to have a cabin with a friend!  

Totes – we do want you to meet new faces (#goalz), but in a follow up questionnaire closer to camp we can almost for sure make that happen with at least 1-2 of your squad.  Guys and girls are going to have separate cabins.  We thought/know it’d be too awkward to bunk married couples and other couples together.  So go sneak away if you need or skinny dip or something.

So is this just for the ladies?

Ummm hells no!  This is a badass SUMMER CAMP not a scrapbooking retreat!  We’ve enlisted guys with beards and guys without beards to help us plan this to be for ALL THE PEOPLE!  (the quote “The workshops were legit as f*ck” came from a dude so believe it – the dude abides).

Who’s coming then?

I believe YOU ARE, but anyone who needs a carefree, campy weekend!  This is NOT just for “creative people,” network-y people, or bloggers, etc etc.  This is crafted up to be the weekend that you’ve needed for a long time.  If you are 21+, of course.  

I’m older than *insert age you are assuming*…will I love it?

Our average camper age range is 23-37 – some tish younger and a good amount still above this range.  You could say camp caters to people in their 20’s and 30’s as those who are planning it fall in that range (hiiii!  I’m Ashley and I turn 35 this year).  If you are a badass who wants to get away from the 9-5 for a few days, dance super hard, get bruises going down a flat slip and slide, make really cool shit with local makers, and try your damndest to earn merit badges then you need to be there.  You need to be there even if you are an introvert and live in Vermont and haven’t held a glue gun in 20 years.

How do the workshop choices work?  

We love organizing this kind of fun so bae, it’ll all work out.  There’ll be somewhere around 5-9 workshops offered each Workshop Session and have a max sign up based on supplies and instructoin.  We are only choosing awesome workshops, though, so you’ll be good.  Some choices will also include things like campy skills or canoe classes, too.  You’ll earn a merit badge for any you complete so you’ll definitely leave with a new skill + project(s) to enjoy at home.  PLUS we’ll have a Workshop Swap area during Camp for any extra seats that can be added to workshops or for you to swap one out to go sunbathe instead or change up your adventures.  {Last year we had a pre-registration system for camp workshops – registered campers will be notified via the electronic mail how this year will go towards the end of July.}

Merit badges, yes?

For shizzle my nizzle.  Now you can totally make this weekend what you want, but if you take time to earn 5 merit badges (to include things like “Fitness,” Workshops, Friendship, Wild Cards, and more) you’ll leave with a snazzy take-home award kind of thing that is SO WORTH IT.  We quote-i-cized “fitness” so you don’t think we are going to kick your ass.  We’ll have a few options each morning that could be epic or just really relaxed.

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I’m generally a whiney, complainy, unhappy kind of person.

Well then, you are actually the only kind of person that shouldn’t come to camp! Truth be told if you can’t handle an occasional change in plans, weather delays, or love being all judgey-McGee about people or choices you should go to the lake cabin instead.  Unless if you swear to whiney silence and use the weekend to have the time of your life.  The bathrooms are truly campy, the beds should not be for anyone over 12-years-old, and there is a hill up to get to your cabin that will try to drop-kick you post-dance night.  If you’ll drop the ‘tude and dance on speakers with me we’ll be best friends.  

I came last year and somehow am questioning if I should come again?  

Oh hi past camper!  Well yes, hells yes, you should come back!   Yes, some things will remain like our schedule that continues to be spot on to kick ass.  Some of the super campy or hottest workshops will be back, too.  Overall, though, you’ll have a brand spankin’ new collection of workshops to take, new Friday night campfire fun, new camp cocktail, etc etc.   

Alcohol, really?

Why yes!  This Camp is only for 21+ so it doesn’t get all weird.  You’ll have other beverage options, though, if you don’t want to consume the things.  There are portions of the day that drinky drinks are available to you by our kick ass servers such as mimosas for breakfast, beers for lunch, cocktail happy hour, dance bar, and more.  You’ll get to enjoy plenty if you’d like and it’s all included!  No drugs.  That’s lame.  We all get in trouble and camp ends which means #yousuck.

ALCOHOL REALLY!

Yes, but also note the bar closes down around 11pm each night so you don’t go drunk canoeing in the pitch black during a lightning storm.  There are also times of day that alcohol is not served so you don’t use a mini blow torch during your Workshop Session 2 to prank someone and burn down the rec hall.

Why Labor Day?!  I’m already busy!

We totally get it!  But this was the only weekend available for this kind of epic event here so we rolled with it and think you should, too (plus we get to stay a tish longer on Sunday!).  Do consider you’ll be done by 2pm on Sunday to go do all the family things Labor Day may require Sunday afternoon/Monday!  Or sleep because you haven’t been to camp since you were 13 and just slept in a small bunk bed for 2 nights.

”The attitude was easily the most welcoming and positive I have ever encountered and the pace was just right.  We were busy but never rushed, never pushed, and always entertained.” – 2016 camper

How much??  

Ok, first consider this is ALL INCLUSIVE!  But you don’t have to fly to Mexico to get the deals and worry about the water.  We’ll bet our rescue dog we love to pieces that you’ve spent quite a bit more on a weekend where you don’t get nearly as much swag, projects, cocktails, project instruction, and freaking memories you’ll never forget.

Registration = $300/camper

$300?!  I listen to Dave Ramsey and I’m not so sure about this!

We love us some Dave Ramsey!  We’ve actually named his alter ego Rave Damsey.  We do think, though, that both Dave and Rave would approve of treating yourself to this wonderful helluva weekend!  We are basically making this happen at cost for you with room for incidentals (as we learned we need to after last year when water trampolines blow away srsly) so this is the best bargain we could figure out for all the things included!

Now you may not know Justin and I, but we do everything we can to keep this as cheap as humanly possible and making it the best experience you can wrap your mind around.  We are in this to make your life KICK ALL THE ASS.

What do I need to bring?

You’ll get a campy packing list before you head to Camp and it’ll include some pretty normal camp things like bedding, swimsuit, bug spray, etc.

I have more questions!  And I need answers!

Since Ashley sucks at html we’d love for you to just go ahead and email us at ungluedcraftfest@gmail.com and we’ll get you those answers!

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“There were several times that I asked myself, “What the f*ck am I doing?” (ex. Running through the dark camp in a shark costume in the pouring rain.) But it all added to the adventure.” – 2015 Camper