The 2018 Avon Hills Community Bouja at The Avon Hills Folk School was enjoyed by many on a very Bouja like day, cool, cloudy and colorful as many of the fall leaves were still in the trees. Children and adults alike wandered the woods and trails, visited and crossed Spunk Brook. To my knowledge and… Read More 2018 Bouja Pictures!
Join us at the Avon Hills Folk School for the 3rd Annual Hand Camp September 21st-23rd, 2018. Campers (no extra fee) will arrive at the 64 acres of hills, woods and stream on Friday late afternoon/evening. Take a stroll around the property and explore the woods, stream and settle in. We will also have a… Read More Birchbark, leather, wooden spoons and more! Oh my!
Our first Basic Timber Framing Class in April filled up! So we were able to add a second class August 17-19. Class begins Friday, August 17th at 3pm. On the 18th and 19th class will being around 8 or 9am and finish by around 5pm. Clark Bremer, experienced Timber Framer and instructor will teach you… Read More Learn the Art of Timber Framing
Hope you all had a fun-filled “Woodchuck Day” on February 2nd. It’s -13 below zero today with -32 below zero windchill expected til noon. Just what you’d expect for early February. While it’s freezing outside we are thinking of Spring and classes and events at the Folk School for 2018. Coming up this weekend is… Read More Conferences, Classes & Community
You shoulda been there! We had another great Hand Camp this year. Twenty some folks joined us for the weekend, students and instructors. The weather could have been better, but it could have been a whole lot worse! The rain held off during the daylight hours and did its thing at night. This year we… Read More Hand Camp 2017
Fall Hand Camp September 22nd – 24th Join us for three days of fun, fellowship and of course learning a new craft. Feel free to camp Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday there will be fellowship around the fire, Saturday will be classes with a group meal and gathering in the evening. Some classes conclude on… Read More Upcoming Fall Events
Join Us March 11-19th! Can’t afford the airfare? No swimsuits to wear? Nowhere to go? Need ideas for Spring Break this year? Join me at the Avon Hills Folk School for Spring Cleaning. We are getting ready for our first classes in 2017. There is plenty to do, indoors and out. From hauling all manner… Read More Spring Break in Collegeville!
After a 17 year break the Annual Schellinger Bouja is celebrating it’s 24th year! We held a Bouja Party every fall for 23 years on the first Sunday of October, ending in 1999. The tradition started innocently enough as a way for Francis and Karen Schellinger to invite all their “city friends” out to the country… Read More Annual Avon Hills Bouja 2016