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Winter Series: Community Programs 


Winter Series returns every Thursday in March at North House with skill shares.  Free and open to the public. Look for signs pointing you to the right classroom once you are on campus
7 - 9pm

March 15th | Chainsaw Care w/Marco Good

The chainsaw: an elemental 21st century tool of the Northwoods. Spend an evening talking the basics of chainsaws with an experienced logger. From the anatomy of a saw and proper handling to how to sharpen the chain, Marco will share his wealth of experiences. Note: this will be a demonstration and lecture; participants will NOT be operating chainsaws during this skill share.


March 22nd | Efficient Heat for your Home: The Masonry Stove w/Eric Moshier

Learn how to efficiently heat your home with a masonry stove. Join Master Stone Mason Eric Moshier of Solid Rock Masonry for a discussion of different masonry heating systems, how it all works, and options for both DIY and professional installation.


March 29th | Beginning Bread Baking w/ Caleb Mattison

Baking your own bread can seem like a lofty goal. “Rise” to the challenge in this 2-hour tutorial. North House instructor and local bread baker Caleb "Ginger Breadman" Mattison will demystify the process of baking artisan bread, from discussing basic ingredients to the fundamental steps and recipes. You “knead” not be afraid to bake


Kids Camp

Monday, July 30 - Friday August 3 
Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9

Calling young creative folks! Kids Camp at North House Folk School and the Grand Marais Art Colony are week-long day camps for youth ages 9 to 14 (or entering grades 4-8). As a camper you will try out lots of skills while making new friends and having fun! Kids will be in a small group while they learn from instructors who are knowledgeable and excited to help youth learn about arts and traditional northern crafts.

Camp Schedule:
Families may sign kids up for morning or afternoon camps or both. Kids staying for morning and afternoon camp must bring a bag lunch each day. All kids are encouraged to bring a snack and a water bottle for AM and PM sessions.  Kids staying for morning and afternoon camp will have a 1 hour break between classes to each lunch and relax. We encourage kids to bring a book or quiet game for their break and they will have access to outdoor space in good weather to play during lunch break. If you sign your child up for an AM camp at the Art Colony and a PM camp at North House, note that we will walk your child to their second class location with an adult (the two locations are 3 blocks apart).

Week 1: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
AM CAMP | 9am - Noon | $80 for youth residents of Cook County, $100 for non-county residents
North House Craft Sampler Camp
Art Colony Print & Sculpture Camp
Felt for All

PM CAMP | 1 - 4pm | $80 for youth residents of Cook County, $100 for non-county residents
North House Craft Sampler Camp
Fairytale Felting

Week 2: Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9
AM CAMP | 9am - Noon | $65 for youth residents of Cook County, $85 for non-county residents
Slojd: Youth in the Workshop
Kid Chef: Lingonberry Cookie Bakery

PM CAMP | 1 - 4pm | $65 for youth residents of Cook County, $85 for non-county residents
Youth Woodworking Level 2
Kid Chef: Lingonberry Cookie Bakery

How to register:
To register for camps located at North House Folk School, call 218-387-9762 or stop in the Yellow House on the North House campus any day (Open 8-5 daily at 500 W Hwy 61 in Grand Marais).
To register for camps located at Grand Marais Art Colony, call 218-387-2737 or stop in the Art Colony front office any day (Open 9-4 daily at 120 W 3rd Ave in Grand Marais)
All registered families will receive an additional camper info form via mail to fill out and return at least 3 weeks prior to camp.

We want Kids Camp to be accessible to families in Cook County regardless of financial status. Scholarships are available at both the North House and the Art Colony. You can request a scholarship form in person or via phone at North House or the Art Colony.

See the full packet of information here


Youth Sailing Program

North House owns the 50’ schooner Hjørdis and maintains a summer schedule of 2-hour sails from June-September. Building off the success of the community volunteer deckhand program, the organization is offering a Youth Sailing Program, providing learning opportunities and involving youth in everyday operations of their working boat.