WHERE IS SQUAM LAKE?
We hold our Spring and Fall gatherings at Rockywold Deephaven Camps in Holderness, New Hampshire.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Directions to Rockywold-Deephaven can be found here.
Location: Approximately 2.5 hrs from Boston and 1 hour north of Concord, NH.
Directions: Take I-93 to Exit 24 in Ashland, NH. Take a Right off the Highway and follow US Route 3 & 25 east (approx. 4.2 miles) to Holderness. Take a Left on NH Route 113 just before the Holderness Bridge (Walter´s Basin Restaurant). Travel northeast on Route 113 for 5.0 miles to Pinehurst Road. “Rockywold Deephaven Camps” sign is on the right. Take a Right on Pinehurst Road and continue for 0.6 mile and take a right at the main entrance (Armstrong Road).
WHO ATTENDS THE GATHERINGS?
Since September 2008, Squam Art Workshops has welcomed attendees and participants from 47 US States + territories and 22 countries. Our maker community includes people from diverse ages, abilities, race, gender and orientation. Everyone is welcome. Although our gatherings are for adults, we will consider attendees under 18 years old on a case-by-case basis.
IS THIS JUST FOR WOMEN?
No. Don’t let the photos fool you. Although it is true that, to date, the majority of people who attend Squam Art Workshops identify as female, we have had men at nearly every session and their numbers are growing. To be clear, Squam Art Workshops is open to ALL.
HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE RETREATS?
Starting on the Retreats home page, select which gathering you would like to register for. Scroll to the bottom of that page where you will find the ‘Register’ drop down menu. Here you can pay your Pre-Registration/Deposit/Registration fee(s) via PayPal as well as download the Registration PDF Form via the fill-in form at the bottom of the menu.
CAN I CHOOSE TO TAKE ONLY ONE CLASS OVER THE WEEKEND RETREATS?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any partial attendance for our five-day retreats. Thank you for your kind understanding.
WHAT ABOUT MEALS? I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES/I AM VEGETARIAN/VEGAN.
Rockywold Deephaven Camps is prepared to cater to various food allergies such as gluten or lactose-intolerance. Meals are offered buffet-style and always have a wide variety of options, including a huge organic salad bar with all the fixings. If in doubt about a dish, the staff is very helpful about asking the chef about the ingredients. In the past, many of our attendees have been gluten-free and have raved about the food. In the event we host catered meals at our gatherings, we work closely with the caterer to offer a variety of options for all needs. Please contact us if you have major concerns.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RIDE-SHARING?
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE? WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I BRING?
Weather in NH can vary wildly in the course of a single day, from cold to hot and back to cold again. So, do like the French and bring layers. You’ll likely have a hoodie on in the morning, take that off in the afternoon, and don a fleece or jacket once evening sets. Sneakers are your best bet for footwear, but also bring something for your feet in case of rain. And speaking of rain, you’ll want an anorak or rain jacket on hand as well as umbrella to ensure that it doesn’t rain. For sleeping, consider warm socks, pjs and/or sweats, and a bathrobe for snuggling up in front of the fire with your new friends. Although the down comforters will keep you warm and cozy, cabins are not insulated. Some attendees bring a knit hat to sleep in. And dare we suggest a bathing suit?
WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD I BRING?
Flashlight (with extra batteries) is a must-have. Also consider: camera, alarm clock, small reading light, ear plugs, bug repellant, bottle opener, hat, phone charger, travel mug (for coffee or tea from the dining hall or in your cabin), snacks (there is no cafe on campus for in-between meals). Cabins have small iceboxes, but no microwaves. You may bring your own small coffee maker or electric tea kettle for early morning/late evening beverages. Don’t forget the fixings! The paths between classrooms and cabins are lovely and blanketed with pine needles, but not paved, so a rolling cart for your art supplies would be tough to manage. We suggest a backpack or carryall bag.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE ART FAIR?
To apply please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- WHAT art fair(s) you would like to vend at.
- A brief description of the work you would like to sell and a link to your website, online store, Etsy page or Instagram.
- If you are a registered attendee at the SPRING or FALL retreat, do mention that as well.
HOW CAN I BECOME A TEACHER?
Generally, we invite artists (who love to teach) who seem to be a good fit for the programs. If you would like to submit a query, that’s always welcome, but the best time to send them in is July for the following year’s programs.
WHAT CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD I LEAVE FOR MY FAMILY?
The main number for the Rockywold Office is 603.968.3313. Cell phone reception at RDC is fairly good. Wireless is available in most locations. Also leave them with the RDC website.
CANCELLATION + REFUND POLICY
*Pre-registration Policy: Pre-Registration fee is non-refundable or transferable. It is separate from the Deposit and Registration fees and is not included in the final tuition cost.
*Deposit Policy: Deposits are non-refundable or transferable.
*Cancellation Policy: No refunds after (see date specific to Spring/Fall retreat**). Deposits are non-refundable or -transferable. There are no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before (see date specific to Spring/Fall retreat**). You may have someone else take your spot before (see date specific to Spring/Fall retreat**), but we must be notified of all changes. In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Soliden LLC reserves the right to reschedule Squam Art Workshops.
**Refer to the Policy for each Retreat for specific dates.