About Hand Camp

Hand Camp is a one to three day event for participants to learn new crafts and skills outdoors in a beautiful picturesque environment. Students and instructors will be camping together at the Avon Hills Folk School in Avon, MN. The past 4 years students and instructors created some really great projects and everyone left with new skills and completed creations. Check out our class lineup for this year and register on the Choose Classes page.


This year's Hand Camp will take place September 18th-20th, 2020


Campers will arrive on Friday late afternoon/evening, then set up their campsites. Take a stroll around the farm and explore the woods to get comfy. We will also have a meet and greet around the fire when everyone is settled in.  

Wake up, or come early for breakfast on Saturday morning. We will be serving up waffles or pancakes with maple syrup made at the Folk School, and breakfast sausage to get your day going.

All day Saturday there will be classes going on. Each class will take place outdoors in a different part of the farm property.  Instructors will be offering two 1/2 day classes, or an all day class. Please check out the Classes page to find out what we are offering. Everyone will break for a light lunch, then continue on with the learning. Saturday evening we will serving wood-fired pizza in the outdoor pizza oven for everyone to enjoy. There will be vegetarian options as well. 


Sunday students can work with their instructors to finish up projects. Hang out as long as you like, then head out when you are ready. Breakfast will again be served on Sunday morning if you decide to camp.


Participants also have the option to forgo the camping, and just take part in the classes and pizza on Saturday. Come early on Saturday and enjoy breakfast and get to know your fellow students!

Price for the whole weekend with camping or just Saturday classes is $150.


***Participants will be in charge of their own tents and camping equipment. Because of dietary restrictions, campers will be in charge of supplying their own food. Alcohol is allowed, and there will be waste bins for trash disposal.

***There will be a main campfire site for everyone to utilize as well as firewood.


***There are no showers on site. A restroom is available for everyone's use.


***We love kids, but this is an adults only camp. You must be 18 or older to attend. All campers will be required to sign a release form to participate. 


Check out how to Register HERE!

Map of the farm painted by Kate Schiffler

Here are some photos from our first year!

Event Address

Avon Hills Folk School

31335 Kalla Lake Rd

Avon MN 56310

Contact Us

TEL:651-269-3604 (Kate)


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