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November 17, 18, 19 and 20th, 2016
MARCH 16, 17, 18 AND 19th, 2017
Come Join Us!
We host delightfully fun spring and fall stitching weekends every year! Strictly a fun-get-away type of thing... it's a chance for you to get together with stitching friends or relatives, and relax!
Our facility at Oklahoma's Sequoyah State Park... approx 45 minutes east of Tulsa, is wonderfully comfortable, and private for our weekends. Come with a stash of your own projects, be treated to more of ours, and just spend your time doing what you love best -- STITCHING!!!
Your Camp Wannasew Weekend begins whenever you're ready! Technically, we don't officially begin till about 3 on Friday afternoon, but we offer an optional extra-night stay for the early-birds, that has grown into quite the popular event!!! Ladies now start arriving in Tulsa (Wednesday night sometimes!!!) Thursday during the day. The shop is open till 6pm... and we generally see 3/4 of the Campers shopping that day!!!
Janice -- the gal in charge on Thursday -- is out at The Bunkhouse beginning at 3 on Thursday. You're on your own for meals Thursday evening and Friday for breakfast and lunch. The park has a full service restaurant, though, so no need to bring anything to cook! The rest of the Silver Needle Gals, the Massage Therapist, and the Weekend's projects arrive by 3 on Friday.
Next, come introductions and then dinner. About half of the ladies are 'old-timers!' It's amazing to hear them announce that this is their 8th Camp -- or something to that effect! We have entire groups that originally met at Camp... and make this their annual 'thing!'
Friday evening, we travel down the road a bit to a local Amish farm for a home-cooked meal, and a chance to buy fresh cinnamon rolls, home-made noodles, jellies, cheese... apple butter... yum, yum! Edna has been cooking for our group for 15 or 16 years now... and now her Daughter Rachel... and it's always a weekend highlight!
Back at the Bunkhouse for a project Friday night, some door-prizes, and lots of great company. There are always some that go to bed by 10 or 11... but most burn the night oil... and some even stay up all night stitching! Our Bunkhouse facility has bedrooms that sleep either 4 or 6 ladies. There are two main bathrooms shared by the rooms. The 'Quad Rooms' have two double beds. The 6-Stitcher rooms feature two sets of beds and a double. When you register, we keep track of who you're coming with, so that we can fit your group together in which ever room suits you best. (Campers coming alone will always be in single beds!) Our Bunkhouse has a complete kitchen, so there's plenty of room to store your snacks and drinks in the fridge or freezer, if you need to.
Saturday morning, we breeze over to the restaurant for breakfast. Diane, the massage therapist, comes out to Camp Friday afternoon, and all day on Saturday to deliver the most wonderful massages! (She's the only part of Camp that isn't included in your fee... she's an option for you! Stitching can really cramp up your shoulders, you know!!!)
Anyway, between the meals and activity, you'll be treated to three cool, sometimes very original, Silver Needle projects! We strive to choose new things ... or we design something special for the weekend. Favorites are seasonal projects on large counts full of specialty threads and cute embellishments. Mona always does something in the way of finishing for one of our projects, as well. One of our weekend goals is to send you home with AT LEAST TWO finished treats!!! (Nobody needs to come home with a bag full of stuff they'll never touch again... we're totally against that!!!)
Lunch and Dinner on Saturday have come and gone. You've been happily stitching away... Since we're located on a peninsula, and the lake is just a peek out of our windows... you may have taken a walk around today to enjoy the scenery... stretch your legs... or maybe not! Whatever you want! Our stitching room has windows all around, I think you can see that from the pics. The ceiling is really pretty, too... Mary has it in some of the pics... so we feel special, and pampered a little. You'll want to bring an extension cord and power strip, and definitely a stitching lamp along. Even though the light from the windows is wonderful... you be thankful in the evenings! Snacks have made their way onto the tables... I always laugh at our 'clutter' which is actually all VALUABLE stitching 'stuff!!!'
We bring out tubs and tubs of cool needlework merchandise from the shop to display and sell all weekend long. Our miniature Silver Needle never closes during the weekend! All you have to do is stitch, shop, eat, shop, and sleep!!! We check out all the shoppers Sunday morning after breakfast, but before check-out time of noon. Then... you're on your way back to the airport, or Interstate for the trip home. Plenty of time to get home to rest up from the restful weekend!!!
Camp Wannasew Weekend Fee is $250.00. It includes wonderful food -- the Amish dinner, and Saturday and Sunday meals, awesome projects, and your room. All you add are your stitching fingers and cheerful smile! Janice, Mona and I will take care of everything else for you! We've been hosting Camp Wannasew for over 30 years, now... and have so many, many wonderful, fond memories of people, their stories, and treasure so many friendships!
Registrations take place in June-ish for the Fall Weekends, and September-ish for the Spring! Registration dates are announced in our monthly e-mail newsletter, and posted at the top this page, as soon as we know them.
We require a $125 deposit upon registration, with the balance due 30 days before each Camp weekend. Thursday evening is $60 additional, and can be paid with the balance.
I hope this has been a fun bit of info about Camp Wannasew for you! See you at Camp SOON!!!
6068 S. Sheridan Tulsa, Ok. 74145
(918) 493-1136 Fax: (918) 493-1933
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