Residency fees below include 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks, all-day coffee, and special programing such as slide lectures and discussions, trips to lakes and waterfalls, a tour of Mel’s Sawmill, goat-cheese-making with Aileen, and woodturning with Dick Graham. You will have access to camping grounds, water, outdoor shower, composting outhouses, work space and electricity in the barn, and basic shop tools.

Local Clay Workshop: $950 Includes demos, 1-on-1 project guidance, workspace in the Studio Barn, use of basic tools, glazes, clay and clay body materials, and fuel for firing.

Wood Projects/ Work with Mel:  $750 Learn basics of building with rough-cut lumber, timber-framing, and milling techniques from local Yooper and master builder Mel Seeger, and enjoy tours and milling and building demos at Mel's Matchwood Sawmill. Mel is also always experimenting with DIY techniques for things like constructing bread ovens, building outdoor kitchens and saunas, brewing traditional Finnish style ale, and untapped methods for organic farming in the clay soil of the UP. You will be helping Mel with his projects while working on your own, and learning from a DIY master!

Independent Projects: $650 Includes shared work space and use of basic tools in the Seeger Studio barn, and writing space in our newly renovated treehouse in the woods, the Porcupine Palace.

Optional Extended Work Session, August 9th - 16th: Stay an extra week to explore more of the area, make more pots, or finish projects with more focus after the Camp programing ends. Add $250 for Independent Projects / $275 for Wood Projects / $300 for Clay Projects


Depending on funding, we will be offering a limited number of Partial Scholarships. See application for details.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a twenty minute presentation. Selected presenters will receive a $50 scholarship toward their residency fee. We are interested in themes of global concern, issues of sustainability, and contemporary radical practice in art and life. Proposals can be submitted with your application.