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Camp B 2016, July 9-16

29th Annual International Stone Carving SymposiumCampB2016
Camp Brotherhood
July 9th-17th, 2016

We invite you to join us at the Treacy Levine Center at Camp Brotherhood for up to eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow stone enthusiasts. Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, tools, and a favorite piece of stone. If you don’t have stone or tools, we have an entire tent set up for beginners with tools and instructors. 

The Camp provides furnished lodge rooms and three full meals a day for the ultimate freedom to delve into carving and making friends. Tools and stone are also available for sale by our vendors. Sharing information, tips, and inspiration is something we all do. Evenings are filled with slideshows, informational talks, a hoot of a fundraising auction, a music filled final night party, campfires and more. You are also invited to bring a piece for the public sculpture show on the last Saturday.

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Camp B 2015, July 11-19

28th Annual International Stone Carving Symposium   

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We invite you to join us at the Treacy Levine Center at Camp Brotherhood for up to eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow stone enthusiasts. Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, tools, and a favorite piece of stone. If you don’t have stone or tools, we have an entire tent set up for beginners with tools and instructors. 

The Camp upkeeps lodge rooms and provides three full meals a day for the ultimate freedom to delve into carving and making friends. Tools and stone are also available for sale by our vendors. Sharing information, tips, and inspiration is something we all do. Evenings are filled with slideshows, informational talks, a hoot of a fundraising auction, a music filled final night party, campfires and more. You are also invited to bring a piece for the public sculpture show on the last Saturday.

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CampB 2014, July 12-20

27th Annual International Stone Carving Symposium

"The artist must create a spark before they can make a fire, and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of their own creation." - Auguste Rodin   BrochureImage

Join the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association at the Cascadian Center at Camp Brotherhood in Mount Vernon, Washington for eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature and fun with old friends and new. All meals are provided and no household chores – now that is freedom! Each year this pastoral venue is transformed into a field of tents with smiling people covered in stone dust. And if the day turns unbearably hot, the swimming pool is right there waiting. 

Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, your tools and a favorite piece of stone. We have stone and tools for the begiinners and if you want, you can buy them from our helpful vendors. Instructors are available for everyone from beginner to expert, and sharing ideas and advice is something we always do. 

There are slide shows, informational talks, and wonderful campfires in the evenings.  Our Auction to raise funds for education is a night of hilarious fun, second only to our last night party. Another highlight is our Sculpture Walk on Saturday, July 19th, open to the public.

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Camp B 2012, July 13 - 21

Welcome!  CampB11
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore, Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

 If you’ve never been to NWSSA’s symposium at the Cascadian Center at Camp Brotherhood, it’s about a transformation of a meadow into a group-wise pursuit of shared experience in one medium - STONE. The days start with a hearty breakfast. At 9am the power is turned on the field and those who wish to get right to carving do, and others attend classes. The choice is yours. At noon we break for a catered lunch in the pavilion on the field for an hour, then back to work. We end the work day with dinner at Warren Hall. After dinner there are various evening events, usually followed by conversations around the fire pits or on the deck of the lodge. Oh Yeah, there is ample opportunity for quiet walks in the many acres of woods at the camp, or early morning treks along the creek to find that special stone. 
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CampB Symposium 2013, July 13-21


Camp Brotherhood 2012"The best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone." - Michelangelo 

We invite you to join us at the Cascadian Center at Camp Brotherhood for eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature and fun with old friends and new. All meals are provided and no household chores – now that is freedom! Each year this pastoral venue (complete with emus, alpacas and a donkey) is transformed into a field of tents with smiling people covered in stone dust. And if the day turns unbearably hot, the swimming pool is right there waiting. 

Instructors are available for everyone from beginner to expert, and sharing ideas and advice is something we always do. 

There are slide shows, informational talks, and wonderful campfires in the evenings.  Our Auction to raise funds for education is a night of hilarious fun, second only to our last night party. Another highlight is our Sculpture Walk on Saturday, July 20th, open to the public.

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