Maker Camp at Catskill Mountain 2023

It’s finally that time of the year, a time that many makers across the country count down to! Maker Camp in the Catskill Mountains at Blackthorne Resort is back and you know TotalBoat will be there! If you’re unfamiliar with Maker Camp, we’d like to break it down for you (and ultimately convince you to attend the camp in the future).


From the Catskill Mountain Maker Camp website:

The Catskill Mountain Maker Camp is a gathering of curious, creative people who like to learn and share what they can do. It is a place where creators can show their work, learn new skills/techniques, and meet like-minded makers.   
It encompasses a gathering of artisans, educators, do-it-yourselfers, hobbyists, engineers, writers, artists, students and commercial exhibitors to show what they do and to share what they offer to the community.

TotalBoat will have a booth at camp where we will host demonstrations throughout the weekend. Special guests Andrea Fandetti (@craftswithdre) and Lindsay Zuelich (@wood_brain) will be with us to do some Razzo and Epoxy demonstrations.

Above: Andrea doing a demo at Maker Camp 2022


In addition, this year we’ve teamed up with a couple other booths for some fun collaborative projects! Saburrtooth Tools will be working with makers to power carve their own coaster, and after they can be brought over to the TotalBoat tent to finish off in epoxy. We’ll also be partnering with OneFinity to do some epoxy inlay demos.

Last but not least, MakeReggata, a can’t miss experience, is returning from last year and will happen on the final day of camp on Sunday at Blackthorne Duck Pond. Throughout the weekend the TotalBoat tent will be stocked with tools and supplies so attendees can make their own little ’Total’ boat, and we’ll have experienced boat builder Keith Mitchell (@shipwrightskill) and the TB crew there to help guide everyone. Makers will have the freedom to put their own unique and creative touches to their boat and race them at the MakeReggata!

Above: Attendees working on their boats at the TB booth, MakeRegatta, and the 2022 winner holding their trophy.

Maker Camp is like New Years Day for the Maker world, and it’s something that all of us countdown to every year starting from the minute last year's event ends. It’s an amazing place where so many like minded individuals can come together and share knowledge. That’s one of my favorite things about being under the TotalBoat tent as a demonstrator! I love that so many individuals in the community have an opportunity to learn by participating in hands-on activities using TB products and they are able to ask questions along the way. I can’t wait to see everyone there and meet some new faces! 🥳🥳🥳’
-Andrea Fandetti


For more information about Maker Camp and to learn how to attend next year, check out the Catskill Mountain Maker Camp website.

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