“The magic of this place never ceases to amaze me.
The beauty. The people. All of it.” – Stephinie Miner
** REGISTRATION is OPEN **
WEDNESDAY September 4th – Sunday September 8th
YES! We will be gathering again at the lake next September. Make a note of the dates as we will be there a week earlier than in years past.
This might mean warmer temps and more night swims, it may mean some last golden days of summer—but whatever the weather brings, we know the people +
the teachers + the place + the “Squam Magic” will result in a most delicious, fabulous, fun retreat from all of our responsibilities and our busy lives.
photo credits :: top, Amy Gretchen Maher
bottom, Lauren Maker
In addition to the classes, there will be extras throughout including evening events, yoga and on Saturday we have Creating Intentions with Tea thanks to Miranda + Mari Wagner of Salt + Violet, plus Book Play hosted by beloved children’s author Rachele Alpine.
It is such a gift is to be able to dedicate time and space to reconnect with our joy, with kindred spirits, with our creative fire, and with the exquisite grace that is time together at Squam lake. Below is a glimpse of what is on offer and a list of the teachers who will be joining us.
“I made a vow to myself before I left that I would enjoy every moment and not get caught up in my usual anxieties about meeting new people. By the time I arrived, registered, and unpacked in my cabin, at least ten women had already
made me feel like I belonged there all along.”
– Kati Falzone
oh happy day!
** REGISTRATION IS OPEN **
PRICES FALL SESSION 2024
ON-CAMPUS – SHARED ROOM: 1920 USD includes all workshops, evening events, Saturday extras, 4 nights lodging, full meal plan (4 dinners, 3 lunches, 4 breakfasts)
ON-CAMPUS – SINGLE ROOM: 2420 USD includes all workshops, evening events, Saturday extras, 4 nights lodging, full meal plan (4 dinners, 3 lunches, 4 breakfasts)
NOTE: Also, there are no one-day classes available. This is a five-day retreat and we are not able to offer any partial attendance at this time. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds after May 31st, 2024. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before May 31st, 2024. (You may have someone else take your spot before August 15th, 2024, 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. In the event of a resurgence of the pandemic which requires a cancellation of the event, we will refund ALL monies paid to date, minus a 200 USD admin fee.
photo credit: Tara Morris
Location & Travel InfoClick to view details
How do I get there?
RDC is 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).
Where is the closest airport?
Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH, is 1hr 15 mins away by car and a big hub for Southwest Airlines.
Logan Airport in Boston is about 2.5 hours away by car. Rental cars are available at both airports, or check out the shuttle services below.
Is there transportation to and from the airport?
Below is contact information for a local shuttle service. Please contact them directly to arrange transportation. Lakes Region Airport Shuttle 603.286.8181
Concord Trailways has very limited service to Center Harbor, NH, which is 15 minutes away from Squam. If you choose this option we can work with you to arrange a ride to campus.
How do I arrange carpooling or make contact with other Squammies?
YES. There is a wonderful community at the SQMlove site. This is a fabulous place to ask questions, meet new friends, and make arrangements for carpooling.
Driving Distances (approximate)
Boston, MA 2.5 hours
Portsmouth, NH 1.5 hours
Hartford, CT 3.5 hours
New York City, NY 6 hours
Montreal, Canada 4 hours
Closest Airport is Manchester, NH (MHT)
Also check out a Google map of the area.
FAQClick to view details
What about meals? I have food allergies / I am vegetarian/vegan.
RDC is prepared to cater to moderate food sensitivities 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.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have serious food issues such as celiac disease, for example—you MUST email Elizabeth first BEFORE you register! (this includes preregistration). We must know what your full dietary restrictions are before we can assure you that we will be able to meet them.
With regard to COVID-19 pandemic, will you and RDC be following local, state and CDC guidelines?
May I bring a guest who is not taking classes?
Yes. Contact us for the cost of room and board for the non-participant(s).
What else of interest is nearby for my guest/family to see and do while I’m in class?
Check out the list on the RDC website. This includes area galleries, attractions, dining options, etc.
Where’s the nearest…?
Please note that RDC has an on-campus store (with limited hours) where you can get your cappuccino, sun screen, bug spray, soda, toiletries, snacks and sweatshirts.
ATM and Gas- Merrill’s Convenience Store in Holderness
General Store for snack, beer, wine and sundries – Squam Lake Marketplace,
Heath’s in Center Harbor or Hannaford’s in Meredith
Pharmacy- Rite-Aide in Meredith
Liquor Store- Ashland, NH State Liquor Store (exit 24 on RT 93)
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) can be helpful but in recent years, people just use their phone.
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). Hot water bottle can be SOoooooo nice to heat up your bed if it is cold at night.
Cabins have small iceboxes, but no microwaves. Each cottage does have an electric hot water kettle. You may bring your own small coffee maker if you want to have coffee in bed. 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.
May I ship my art supplies ahead of time?
You are welcome to ship your materials ahead to NH so you can travel more easily. Please follow the instructions below: Address your box clearly to: YOU, c/o Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, 18 Bacon Rd, Holderness, NH 03245 For all shipping, YOUR NAME and SAW must be clearly indicated so they know to hold it aside for you.
Please do not ship your materials more than three weeks before your session begins. Our storage space is limited! This bit is important: to ship things home again you must repack your box so it can be shipped directly from RDC. We will not have any shipping materials for you, so put them in the box you ship out. All boxes to be shipped must be left at the RDC office packed and ready to go. Once the box is in the mail we will send you a bill by email.
May I attend just one day, one workshop or an evening event?
There are no one-day classes available or single events available. This is a five-day retreat and we are not able to offer any partial attendance at this time. Thank you for your kind understanding.
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.
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 are female, we have had men at every session and their numbers are growing. To be clear, Squam Art Workshiops is open to all.
Are there any scholarships available?
Yes. Thanks to our generous community, we do have two scholarship spots available. If you need a boost to make attending our September 2024 gathering, you are welcome to send us an email requesting to receive one of the two full scholarships we have available.
- Send email to: hello AT squamartworkshops DOT com
- Be SURE to put 2024 SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.
- Share with us a short paragraph about yourself.
- We will review ALL submissions, but depending on the volume we may not be able to respond personally to each one.
- Decision will be administered by Tiffany LaTrice, founder and executive director of TILA Studios.
- If you are chosen to receive the scholarship, you will be notified by email on/or before January 20, 2024. Your identity will be kept private and we will make no public announcements—you of course, are free to share.
- Before applying, please be sure to check the dates carefully and any travel expenses you might incur (this scholarship does not cover travel) to make sure that you have the time and means to attend.
- Applications must be received before 12 noon EST December 15, 2024.
Also, please know, some Squammies have had success with a number of different approaches to offset the costs: for example, many years teachers have asked their schools to pay the tuition as part of their continuing education (we provide certificates), others have done a personal “go-fund-me” with family and friends kicking in support.