When we bought the farm, I dreamed of an event like Camp Sweetwater. So it brings me so much joy to offer it to the world - for our 2nd year in a row.
2019 is our 4th summer here at the farm and we are ready for your visit. Ready for you to schedule a day for yourself. Ready for you to have all the feelings we have on the daily when we are here. Ready for you to learn a new skill or two, enjoy delicious food & relax.
July 14th, 2019
Call up your bestie, grab your sister, come solo, leave your kids at home & come join us for this one day extravaganza on the farm.
who is camp for?
I created Camp Sweetwater for you. It's purpose is to allow women to have fun, leave behind their real life for a day & spend time creating, relaxing, and enjoying the best life has to offer–which I firmly believe is a combination of Northern Michigan, lavender, good food, good vibes, and being creative– among other things.
Your ticket gets you:
3 amazing creative workshops lead by industry badasses (no experience required) each with a unique 'take home' creation
A gorgeous catered lunch
Full access to the farm for the day.
Use of our self serve "Lavender bundle cutting" bar area.
More behind the scenes, kalin style
Camp last year was a true highlight for me. Opening up the farm for all of you to visit, and getting to meet so many of you in person, is what this company is all about. We had people from Texas, California & Florida come last year! Amazing. My goal with camp is that you have an entire day just for you. Be creative, learn a skill or two, but most importantly, relax and take in the magic that is the farm.
Watercolor 101 with Sable & Gray
Kristin Hussey is a nationally renown watercolor artist with Sable & Gray Paper Co. In this workshop you'll learn the basics for watercoloring and create your very own botanical work of art.
Paper Flowers with Birch Affair
Meaghan Keck is a professional prop & event stylist and designer who is known around Michigan for her insanely real looking paper flowers. She'll lead you in a workshop creating intricate paper blooms that will last all year long in a vase inside and everyone will think they are real.
Succulent Bar with Leelanau Plant Co.
Belly up to the succulent bar and learn the step by step process to creating a one of a kind planter that will bring green into your home all year long. These ladies know their succulents and will have all the flair needed for finishing touches to the new focal piece of your coffee table.
You've got questions, I've got the answers
What if I don't live up north?
A LOT of people attending don't live locally, we recommend staying at any of the nearby motels / hotels / Airbnbs in our wonderful area. If you want a personal recommendation, just shoot me an email!
What city should I stay in?
We are in Petoskey, just a 5 minute drive from the downtown area. Charlevoix is 25 minutes. Boyne City is 25 minutes. Harbor Springs is 25 minutes. And Bay Harbor is 10 minutes.
When will you have more details? I need to plan.
A final detailed schedule will be coming soon into your inbox, but in the meantime, plan on Camp running from 9 AM - around 4 PM.
I wanna come, but I can't make it to everything, is there a discounted ticket for just the workshops?
No. Your ticket includes the entire day of activities.
Is this appropriate for my young daughter?
We are recommending that this event is best for ages 16+.
What if it rains?
Last year it rained the entire time and we still had the best day! The event will be tented & if the rain gods should open the skies we also have the barn and our glamping space to use for workshops.
If I change my mind, can I get a refund?
We do not issue refunds to events unless something on our end requires us to cancel.
But I don't own a creative business, is this what that's about?
Absolutely not! This day will have zero business sessions or talk. It's about women supporting women and taking time for themselves. You deserve this.
So I buy my ticket and I'm good?
Yup! We will have vendors / food add-ons that you have the option of purchasing. So if you want a fresh smoothie, a crepe for breakfast, or to purchase some goodies from the day, please bring a wallet. (Yes, there will be Sweetwater swag. Yes, I’m trying to get that grey hat available for you.)
I am mean and nasty and a bully, should I come to this?
Please stay home. We are all about Good Vibes Only.
So what's this gonna run me?
The ticket price for 2019 is $349.
Purchased separately, each of these items together would run you well over four-hundred & fifty dollars.
This will be the highlight of your summer.
Thinking of waiting, or always the gal who RSVP's maybe? I wouldn't if you really want to come! Did I mention that seats are hella limited? They are. Snag yours today before they are sold out!