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Programs

Mini courses, family programs, craft demos, workshops, artisan residencies, and more!

North House programs offer a great way for anyone to come down and get a taste of craft. Some programs don't require pre-registration, making them convenient drop-in opportunties if you happen to be around campus!

Looking for programs on a specific date? Check out our Program Calendar!

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Tour the North House Campus

Every Saturday at 4pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building - no registration required.

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Youth Summer Camps

Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - Fri, Jul 26, 2024 – Summer Camp Week 1
Mon, Jul 29, 2024 - Fri, Aug 2, 2024 – Summer Camp Week 2
Mon, Aug 5, 2024 - Thu, Aug 8, 2024 – Summer Camp Week 3
Calling young creative folks!

Summer Youth Camps at North House Folk School: day camps for youth ages 8 - 16. As a camper you will try out lots of skills while making new friends and having fun! Youth will be in a small group while they learn from instructors who are knowledgeable and excited to help youth learn about traditional crafts.

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Instructors in Residence (2024)

Weekends (Thursday-Sunday) 10am–4pm from June to Early September
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

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Summer At North House

Fri, May 24, 2024 - Sun, Sep 15, 2024
A trip to Grand Marais isn’t complete without a visit to North House Folk School.

At North House, you’ll find a welcoming place to connect with traditional craft, creativity, and Lake Superior. Whether you’re in Grand Marais for a week or a day, you can find one-of-a-kind activities on our harbor-side campus, from sailing to hands-on craft to events for all ages. Find a full list of our summer 2024 programs below!

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Daily Sailing on the Hjordis

May – September 2024
Experience Grand Marais from the lake - sail with us aboard our 50' traditionally rigged schooner Hjørdis!

Sails are offered multiple times per day, most days during the summer. Click below for more information and booking!

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Intro to Wood Fired Baking

Thursdays, June 13 - September 5
Students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring the history and science of bread baking.

Children ages 7 and up are welcome, and must register along with an adult. Click below for registration information!

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We offer a broad array of programs for all ages! See all our programs here.

Looking for programs on a specific date? See our program calendar.

Explore our full range of immersive course offerings for the full craft experience.

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