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Aug 27-29 & Sept 3-5

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Welcome to

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

"I regret nothing." - Ron Swanson
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Unglued Summer Camp

It's coming. 
The most epic weekend of summer since your childhood summer camp.

But in 2021 you get to choose your own Camp adventure.  Wake up to trumpet calls.  Sleep in ‘til breakfast 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.

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6th Annual Summer Camp

Our 6th Annual Unglued Summer Camp is coming atcha with TWO FREAKIN’ WEEKENDS after missing 2020 for pandemics.  Yes, we’ve earned the 5 timers club jacket, went through a timewarp of 2020 with our sour dough bread by our side, and here we are.  You’ll choose from Aug 27-29 or Sept 3-5, 2021 at the beautifully campy YMCA Camp Cormorant in Lake Park, MN about 50 minutes east of Fargo. 

 

Registration is by lottery, baby, and that is open June 18 - June 21 at noon CST. 

 

Feast your eyes below for more information on all that is Unglued Summer Camp. 

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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 a much lower metabolism).

“The only thing that would have been more amazing is if woodland creatures would

have gathered around our feet and led us in song.” – Past Camper

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 at least 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 campy camp cabins.

  • All your food (campfire foods to cookie dough bars to trail mix buffets and damn delicious meals)

  • Unlimited s’mores.  It’s a thing you maybe didn't even know you needed.

  • All your drinks (fancy brewed coffee and everything from mimosas to beer to cocktails).  Your cocktail-loving ass should note now that 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.  And we have leveled up our mocktail game.  You're welcome.

  • Projects and new skills learned led by local and regional artists and makers (all supplies included as they should be).  4 full workshop sessions + approximately one million extra crafty DIY opportunities.

  • Fitness badges (chill out – we’ve included hangover bootcamp to meditative yoga).

  • Epic themed dance party.

  • All campers and crew either fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid test within 72 hours prior to event.

  • More.camp.goodness.  Truly.  Not just the adult bev that came in hot when pandemics hit.

“I’m a super high strung, young-ish professional that has a hard time letting loose or getting away for a weekend. Camp allowed me to relax and recharge. I even told my best friend that I haven’t laughed so hard or enjoyed myself as much as I did at camp!” – Past Camper

Our mission = inspire the hell out of you to get creative, recharge, and connect with new friends from the region and beyond by bringing back those carefree summer camp vibes in one epic weekend full of adventure, relaxing, and making.  

 

Workshops to the tune of something like:  Indigo Dying, Morning Mixology, Sour Dough Bread Basics, Watercolor Painting, Hand Lettering, Waxed Canvas, Candle Making, Woodworking, Macrame, Baking, Screen Printing, Dumpling Making, and more.  Lots more.  Your mind will be blown.  This isn't just a friendship bracelet and tie dye craft camp...although you'll have plenty of opportunities to keep it classic, too.

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Let's Mastercard assess Camp tickets:

Place to crash = $200

(2 nights vacation - that’s like hotwiring a cheap hotel with friends)

All food = $120+

(low end of a vacation for like 2.5 days...but this is damn delish)

All draaanks = $80+

(like if you’d have basic drinks...but this is talkin’ handcrafted cocktails,

Drekker craft beer, damn fine coffee from Thunder Coffee)

Kick ass workshops = $160+

(led by the best ever local makers + supplies included to create LEGIT projects and

learn BADASS skills all in one place + to earn merit badges to)

Bonus projects = $30+

(we just can’t help ourselves)

Camp swag = $30+

(you gotta have somethin’ for the memories to hold you over ‘til next summer!)

Fitness fun = $40

(like if you’d do a day gym but this is the real deals with choices including yoga, bootcamp, and dance)

Epic themed dance = $20

(if you were paying the cheapest cover for a rockin’ dance party

but this includes 2 enormous body thumpin’ subwoofers we roll in and a THEME)

FRIENDS = priceless

(you didn’t see that coming?  old friends, new friends...can you really put a price on that?)

Total = $680+

 

But Unglued Summer Camp is just $320

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Our post-camp surveys include quotes from the people like:

“The workshops were legit as f*ck.”
“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!”
“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.”
“You kick ass. I came home knowing I could too. :)”
"I'm so full."
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Do I register now?

Almost.  Our registration is a Lottery due to the demand and is open June 18-June 21 at noon CST.  When it opens you'll fill out a quick form to add yourself and up to 3 of your besties (if you only want to Camp it up if your ride or dies get in).  You’ll be choosing which weekend you want to enter the Lottery for OR check off both if either would work for you (and thus increase your chances as well).  After the first round you’ll be entered into the next round Lotteries until all camp bunks are claimed.

LOTTERY?!

Yes.  Lottery.  Trust us, you can handle this and we can, too.  If you didn’t hit the registration button at exactly 6pm previous years you didn’t get in and people cried.  It was stressful. 

 

This will sound like a lot, but it's easy:  If you get in during the first round Lottery draw you’ll be notified via email and receive a link to your email to pay for your Camp spot (and to each of your individual friends’ emails if you entered the Lottery with them).  You will have 24 hours to purchase your Camp spot.   Any tickets not claimed in 24 hours will go to our 2nd round Lottery if needed and we’ll hold further Lottery draws as needed for any unclaimed bunks.  You will not receive an email if you did not get in through the Lottery until the main Lottery process is complete.  We do utilize the Lottery as a wait list each year for any spots that open up so not all hope is lost if you don’t make it through the first set of Lotteries!

If Camp weekends don't "sell out" through the Lottery we'll open up the bunks to our online shop until all bunks are claimed and we are ready to turn down for what.

 

Non-committal?

We totally get it. You can sure as hell think about it, but Camp does have a max that we are expecting to reach during the short little Lottery!  If you snooze on it, you’ll have a lame end of summer.  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).  But we will feel bad for you because FEELINGS.  But there's still a wait list to get on (hopeful face).

“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.” – Past Camper

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Camp begins Friday evening between 7-8pm with check-in and commences Sunday afternoon around 2-3pm following a merit badge closing campfire.

Here’s a little possible (POSSIBLE) itinerary for anyone like me (Ashley) who needs to know more information and definitely not less:

FRIDAY:

  • 7-8pm – Arrive and get started with a beach patio mixer.  Coming alone?  We’ll take care of that!  #introvertsunite!

  • Beach Patio Chill Sesh

  • Camp Orientation

  • Campfire Fun, Trivia, (outdoor) Pop Heaven Sing-a-long

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, naps)

  • Epic Camp Battle

  • Workshop Session 3 options

  • Happy Hour / Free Time

  • Dinner Time

  • Dance Lounge Opens

  • Dance Party with subwoofers dubbed "homewreckers."  2021 brings Homewreckers 2.0 built by Justin.  Again.  WAP came out in 2020 and you will hear it during the dance.  Prepare yourselves.

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

  • Lunch Lady Leftovers to Grab for the Road

  • Commence around 2pm-ish because we are over 21+ and need to sleep for an afternoon 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.” – Past 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 (I do so *pats self on back.*)  Otherwise you should just go ahead and:

Watch for the Lottery to open June 18 - June 21 at noon CST - the link will be on this Camp page, our Instagram, and in our newsletter.  Like everywhere.  

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Float down memory lane to 2019 Unglued Summer Camp...

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You are welcome here.

We do not tolerate discrimination.

Unglued Camp will not tolerate discrimination of any kind to anyone involved in Camp including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or genetic information per Unglued's discretion. We have zero tolerance for harassment. This is grounds for immediate dismissal without warning from Camp per Unglued's discretion.

Basically, be awesome.

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CAMP FAQ'S

How do I get tickets?


Camp tickets are through a Lottery system that is open from June 18-June 21 at noon CST. All registrants will be entering for the chance to buy a ticket to Unglued Summer Camp for adults. If you win the Lottery you will have the chance to purchase tickets for Camp! Simple, right? The Lottery link will be posted June 18-21 on this website, our Instagram, Facebook, etc. 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 under the same name will be disqualified so be sure to enter only once. See below for Group Lottery Tickets because yes, that’s a thing! Two weekends – There are 2 weekends for camp for a 2nd time because we love it that much. This Lottery will cover both. Please indicate when asked if you would like your name in one or the other or check off both if either weekend works for you. 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 (I know, weird, right? but it’s for real). You will need to carefully enter their full email and birth date (Camp is 21+) upon registering. First round Lottery will be notified 24 hours after the first round closes and winners will receive individual links fully complete and pay for their camp spot within 24 hours of it being sent! For Group Lottery winners each individual will receive the link to their separate email address that were entered during the Lottery registration. There’s a 2nd round Lottery – and a 3rd if needed +!! Any bunks not claimed by our first round Lottery winners will be opened up to a 2nd Lottery 2 days later and then a 3rd round if not all bunks are fully claimed by potential campers as needed. Basically all previous Lottery registrants who did not “win” will be put in the next round Lottery along with anyone signed up for our wait list during that time. These names - and any others that sign up post-Lottery - will then become the Camp wait list for any bunks that open up. Was that a lot of info? YES. We don't know any other way. But here's the short version: enter the Lottery, if you "win" pay for your Camp spot with the link sent to you, then come to Camp.




Should I come the whole weekend?


YES! Camp is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest! Just like life. There we said it. Also because we believe it. Which is why we do Camp. Also Camp is non-refundable after July 10 (but is transferrable) so go ahead and stop being afraid of commitment. We will make exceptions to our refund policy for Covid-related reasons to keep the people as safe as possible (see above FAQ for deets), but need your changes to attending as immediately as possible to give another camper enough time to prep for their bunk.




I want to have a cabin with a friend!


SAME – 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 if not all of them. You'll be hitting up the nostalgia of good ol' camp cabins with about 10-14 other campers in cabins that will be separated by gender (and/or gender identity). We don't discriminate against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or citizenship here at Camp and will ensure that you have a bunk that you feel comfortable in (just not physically comfortable, they are still hard as hell bunks #bringanairmattress?). We also do not tolerate discrimination as listed above from campers, crew, or anyone at Camp towards anyone involved in Camp. Please see our above Camp info under "You are Welcome Here" for more detail on our discrimination and harassment policy.




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 past few years of Camp have had a camper age range typically 23-47 – 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 38 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. There is alcohol and we say shit a lot and you will hear WAP during the dance.




Merit badges, yes?


For hells to the yes. 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, 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. Rumor has it: also HULA HOOPS.




Which weekend will be better?


Whichever one YOU are at. THAT is the winner. Our makers and artists leading the workshops won’t all be at both weekends and thus there will be a difference in workshop variety so consider that the biggest difference. However, we’ve never pre-released the full workshop line up until post-registration around late July so consider this your time to take a deep breathe and know that the one question we always ask ourselves is “is this epic enough” and so, yes, it will be. Otherwise we wouldn’t be doing this. Boom. Bastic.




I Unglued Camped it up in 2019.  Do I come again?


Oh hi past camper! Did you just live through a pandemic? Well yes, hells yes, you should come back! Yes, some things will remain like our overall schedule that continues to be spot on to kick ass. Some of the super campy or hottie hot 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 cocktails, pop-up bonus fun, 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 until about 11pm both nights. 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 at 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.




How much??


Ok, first consider this is ALL INCLUSIVE. We’ll bet our rescue dog we love to pieces that you’ve spent a hella lot more on a weekend to Minneapolis you had to do all the planning for that wasn’t nearly as kick ass and where you don’t get nearly as much swag, projects, cocktails, project instruction, and freaking memories you’ll never forget. Registration = $320/camper. This is a $10 increase from the past few years.




$320?!  I listen to Dave Ramsey!


Oh, 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 when water trampolines blow away srsly) so this is the best bargain we can make the magic with. Now you may not know Justin and I, but we do everything we can to keep this as cheap as humanly possible and the best experience you can wrap your mind around. Camp sells out so we realize we could increase this madness in price, BUT it is hella important to us that YOU can come 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, dance themed costume, 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! But make sure you really read the information above first because we wrote it for you.




So a pandemic is still happening.  Tell me more.


So let's acknowledge that while we usually say Camp is meant for EVERYONE! All the time! And you need it in your life! We 100% recognize not everyone is ready for this moment in their life yet after living through 2020 and then some. If you reallllly want to come to Camp, but cannot work through the idea of sleeping in a cabin, being around someone from out of state, or just the idea as a whole you should plan to join us in 2022 or beyond! We already have 2022 booked so maybe that's calling your name instead. Otherwise here's our current Covid notes: *If there's one thing we've learned is that things change FAST with pandemics - so all of this can get more intense with safety guidelines, but won't get less. *A LOT of Camp happens outdoors. But let's call it like it is: this is the Midwest. Weather can be questionable and one year it was a wasp apocalyse (I got a tattoo to commemorate that one). So we can't 100% guarantee the great outdoors will be anything except a movie night movie. But this is at a summer camp - a helluva lot will be spaced out and hella outdoors most of the time barring weather and wasps. *Meal times usually happen with almost 120 campers smashed into the Dining Hall. This year we will serve most meals outdoors near it and you can still hang in the Hall, eat outside, or venture onto the beach. Keeping it so flexible I'll be able to do the splits. *Workshops get spread out all around Camp. These are about 1.5 hours each with 4-20 people. Some indoors, some outdoors depending on size of class and type. *Sleeping sitch. These are good ol' camp cabins with about 10-14 people in each, most with bunk beds. You'll have a cabin host to answer any questions or give you a hug (or air hug?) if you need it. *Masks! Masks will not be required during Camp at this point, but you can absolutely wear one any time and we'll also have some disposable ones available to grab. *Sanitizing! We'll have hand sanitzers everywhere, a couple extra hand washing stations set up, and even have 2 ghost buster electrostatic sprayers we'll walk around with to make it not just be hygiene theatre, but legitimately sanitize things for all the reasons. *Camp medic. We do have a Camp Medic on site to help with your wasp stings to a quaranting plan if needed. *We will have rapid testing available on-site as needed. *Refund policy. Typically Camp is non-refundable after X date. We personalize a giant amount of things based on YOU (tshirt, really fancy name badge thanks for Kristina's dream job of glitter, epoxy, and letters, your cabin assignment, workshop schedule, etc etc) and for as giant (so many giants) as our wait list is we don't find many people to use a sudden spot the week prior to Camp for last minute cancels. BUT if you have a Covid-related reason you need to back out, this year we will make a refund happen if you need it. We trust that this won't get misused because if you are planning to come to Camp we know you kick ass and won't kick our ass by a last minute, unexpected cancel that isn't Covid-related.




Will this be a Hot Vax Summer Camp?


We enlisted the help of a bomb ass attorney and new insurance and here's our game plan (along with a bottle of my favorite whiskey for figuring this out in this weird ass world): All crew and campers will be fully vaccinated OR have the option to show a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to Camp start (7pm CST on the Friday of the Camp) or can sign up ahead of time for a rapid test administered upon Camp arrival that must be negative in order to attend. Since we need to start working now with the ND Lab to order rapid tests and get certified to administer, you will enter during the Lottery process which option you are most likely to choose. Public health safety is the reigning queen this year and our biggest priority.





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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.” – Past Camper