Have you ever wanted to attend a folk school? I have! I love to learn new things. But I've never attended a folk school as a participant, only as an instructor. Once again Camp Mikell offered its spring Folk School and I was asked to teach soap making again.
Camp Mikell is located about 6 miles from my house and soap studio. The Mikell Camp and Conference Center was established in 1941 by the Right Reverend Henry Judah Mikell, Bishop of Atlanta, as a setting for Christian education and recreation for young people. Over the years, it has developed into a year-round conference center serving people of all ages in the Diocese and its parishes, as well as other groups whose purposes complement our mission.
We had a great class in an awesome location. There is a creek flowing beside our work area, complete with a porch and rocking chairs. Although we were so busy creating, we did not have much time to sit and enjoy the view for too long.
Little Toccoa Creek
Walking trail to dinner
We made soaps, salt bars, bath fizzies, shower steamers, tinted lip balm, sugar scrubs, and bath salts. Each participant went home we some of each item we made.
One of the best things about the folk school is the food! We always are served delicious meals and it's hard to say no to the desserts! Seriously, where do you go to camp and eat shrimp?
Although I love going to the Mikell Folk School, I won't be presenting at the fall retreat. That's my busy time of the year with markets and festivals. But I do plan to participate again next spring.
For more information about the Mikell Folk School visit this link.