We have been hosting retreats for 30 years and continue to expand our offerings. We hope you find something you like, and join us.
When retreats are open for registration they will appear at the bottom of this page. If you would like to be notified in advance, please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of any page on the website.
YMCA Camp DuNord - We've been using this camp for 25 years. We gather in a beautiful building with a stone fireplace. We stay in cabins with fireplaces and full kitchens.
January 15 - 18, 2024
Scotland - Every knitters dream? We’re headed over to explore the fiber, sheep, castles, food and more. October 2024, dates TBD
Oaxaca, Mexico- what better place to be in January. With a rich tradition in fiber and other arts this will be a perfect Winter vacation
January 2025, dates TBD
Norway- Another knitters dream. We explore knitting, fibers, the history, food and all that Norway has to offer. May 2025, dates TBD
England- The focus of this trip will be British Breeds. We will also explore the usual: food, fiber, history etc.
May 2026, dates TBD
AllFa ll Retreats are FULL.
If you would like to get on the waiting list for
Widji Sept 29-Oct 1)
DuNord ( Oct 6-8) or
Naniboujou Nov. 1-5
send us an email: sisuyarns@ gmail.com
MORE INFO ABOUT DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL RETREATS
Each Fall and Winter we host our local retreats.
We've been holding them for 30 years and love gathering in our backyard. We use two YMCA camps that are located on Burntside Lake (about 20 minutes from Ely, Mn.). We love being in the woods and on water.
Camp Widjiwagan is where we gather in the Fall. This camp is a little more 'rustic' but has full amenities and good food. We gather to knit in a beautiful log building which has a large stone fireplace, plenty of space for us to knit and restrooms. Our cabins have 3 rooms with bunk beds in them (we only use the bottom beds). There is also a small gathering space and a bathroom. The showers are about 25 yards from the cabins.
We also use Camp DuNord in the Fall and in the Winter. We stay in beautiful log cabins with fire places, complete kitchens and full bathrooms. We gather in a beautiful building that faces Burntside Lake, has plenty of room for us, a large stone fireplace, and restrooms. The Dining Hall is a mile down the road and we either enjoy the walk or ride in the camps mini bus.
Both camps are beautiful and suit our needs perfectly. The "vibe" at both camps is very relaxing. These retreats are designed to give us time together, time to explore, and time in our cabins with our cabin mates.
Nothing at our retreats is mandatory. We have a loose structure and want you to make choices that allow you to create the week-end best suited to you.
International and Domestic venues outside of Mn. We are very happy to be working with Rowan Tree Travel on these trips. They are a small company that offers fiber focused International, and domestic travel. Our first trip with them was to Iceland October of 2022 and we had a fabulous time. May of 2023 we went to Greece, got on a boat and cruised islands in the Ionian Sea. Wow! It was fantastic. Next up, Tucson, Scotland, Oaxaca (Mexico), Norway, England, and New Mexico.
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