February 18-20 , May 20-22
The Maker Camp Hammer-In is basically a blacksmithing open house for smiths of all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an amateur just looking to be introduced to the world of blacksmithing, this is a great event for you. While we have plenty of raw material and tools available for use, we highly encourage people to bring their own as well. If you plan on staying for the weekend, call the Blackthorne Resort office at (518)634-2541 to book your room
This year we are introducing the Maker Camps first "Group Forge" project. Come stay for the weekend and work along with us to create a fully forged, community-built project. This years group project will be a hand forged fireplace led by world class blacksmith, Chris Cash (@mt_phillip_metal_works). Ticket fee includes room and board for the weekend. This class in limited to 25 people
Learn how to forge your very own hammer from start to finish under the guidance of Cliff Dufton and John Erianne of the Modern Forge. Meals will be provided and our chefs here at the Blackthorne have put together a special enhanced menu just for this weekend! After each day of class there will be open forge sessions under the Blackthorne pavilion for people to explore some of the new techniques that they’ve learned. This class is limited to 10 people
Come help us out with another community-built timber frame project! Our Timber-In weekend is a perfect opportunity to learn all about traditional timber frame joinery. Led by master carpenter Justin Dietrich, attendees will learn how to cut mortise and tenons for a community-built timber frame bridge that will be assembled at our Maker Camp in October! This Class is limited to 45 people
The last “Hurrah” of the Maker Camp season. This event is for everybody from hobbyists to hard core content creators and craftspeople. Come watch our world-class demonstrators show off their skills in everything from blacksmithing, glass blowing, welding, power carving, leather working and much much more. Take some of our hand-on classes and go home with your very own hand crafted goods. No matter what your interest in the Maker Community is, this event is for you.