We had no idea what to expect, but were astounded when we arrived at our own private little cabin with its own private little dock. It was all perfectly charming and rustic, complete with a screened-in porch and fireplace (which was mysteriously restocked with kindling and firewood each day—the camp equivalent to a mint on your pillow, it seems).
Our evenings were spent quietly enjoying a roaring fire and the Norman Rockwell jigsaw puzzle that we checked out from the Camp Library.
We had Saturday off and spent the morning roaming the shady wooded paths between cabins and poking our heads into all the other amazing classes that were being offered (knitting, block printing, felting, painting, sewing....). Everyone was so happy and relaxed and completely blissed-out by the activities and the setting.
After lunch we embarked on a little canoe adventure, paddling our way out to the wonderfully serene Church Island.
Obviously we were completely enthralled with the natural beauty of Squam, but it was the incredible people we met that made the experience truly unforgettable. We were so happy to have made so many amazing new friends: from Elizabeth (the founder/organizer) and her crew of fantastic helpers, to all the students and all the teachers (Betz, Marisa, Maya, Laura, Lisa, Lizzy, Sally, Lisa....) it was the connections we made with these wonderful people that made the trip truly magical. We highly encourage everyone to check out Squam Art Workshops and make plans to attend in the future. Hopefully we'll see you there!