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© 2018, 2019 Wonder Wanderful Enterprises, LLC.

Camp Wonder Wander

599 Gaither Hinson Rd.

Waynesboro, TN 38485



voice: 931.321.3520     text: 931.213.1901

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS or schedule this for your group.

Limited to 14 participants



early bird til 12/31/18



after 12/31/18

sample packaging projects:

MARCH 20-24, 2019

TASTE,All things Food:

Garden, Craft, Cooking, Eating, Design

DESCRIPTION: It's all about the TASTE!

Find inspiration and nourishment – literally and metaphorically – as we explore food from garden to table with this immersion in the farm environment including gathering eggs, cooking meals and participating in the spring planting.

We'll create craft and design from pottery to package design. Reboot your creative juices with a fun project that will incorporate brainstorming, sketching, hand lettering and other d.i.y. image-making.

We'll spend a day adventuring in Nashville's monthly flea market with between 800-1200 vendors to gather inspiration and collect food related items for 2D or 3D projects. While wonder wandering, we'll hit up a food truck and additional vintage shops to collect objects, photographs, drawings, and inspiration for a 24 hr creative project from sculpture tinkering to design authorship to food branding.

During your off the grid, low tech experience you can meet and interact with the chickens, donkeys, rabbits, cats, and a 3 legged Pyrenees. Wandering on the 17 acre camp along the Buffalo River is highly encouraged.

Limited to 14 participants. This is not a giant conference but a chance to create, commune, cook, explore, and slow down in rural Tennessee. Prior experience in cooking, pottery, design, photography, writing, gardening, exploring, or even wandering not required, but please mention on the registration.

Each participant will be signing up for various camp duties to get a feel for the rural farm and camp life. Each morning and evening will have 2 helpers to handle the animal routine so you'll have a chance to interact in a unique way. Other chores on a kaper chart may include washing dishes, prep food, etc. all being part of the experience with Val as your coach who was once a girl scout leader. You'll sign up for these on day 1.


Bring your own supplies: sketchbook, drawing implements, digital camera. Laptop optional - a mac computer, scanner and inkjet printer are available. Fee includes clay for the pottery workshop.


Lodging – The residential facilities at Camp Wonder Wander are comfortable and cozy designed for multiple functions from workshops to group meals cooking together to huddling around the campfire or wood stove.


Food – at the camp will be included in the program fee, we will cook and clean together based on a kaper chart (like in Girl Scouts). Camp Wonder Wander's goal is to provide healthy meals using organic and local options as much as possible catering to all types of nutritional plans such as gluten free, paleo, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan. If you aren't following a special diet you won't feel left out here. Special consideration will be given to food allergies or other food plans - please comment on this in your registration or send an email.No Junk food, sorry.


Coaching/Instruction – program fee includes instruction and coordination of activities/workshops


Transportation – day trip to Nashville will either be ride share with gas covered by program fees or tentatively group transport tbd.




Transportation – to and from the camp for arrival and departure is not included in the program fee. If you would like to arrive a day early, Nashville pick up arrangements can me made for a minimal fee. Departure from camp must be after activities conclude for a ride share. Please make note of this in your registration for coordination.


Food – on the days we are exploring Nashville you are responsible for your own meals.


Thrift/Vintage/Antique purchases – anything you decide to purchase is on your own budget. Can assist in coordinating shipping any items if necessary.



Camp Wonder Wander engages people in wonderlost + wanderlust. Sessions are  designed for everyone to be creative. If you are interested in meeting and communing with new people, getting back to basics and rejuvenating your creative spirit, or just want the chance to turn off the phone to explore a new place and make a project or more that has no clients involved. From the novice to the seasoned professional, the small size of the workshop allows for individualized coaching, instruction, critiquing when necessary.


No cancellation within 30 days, but may receive a credit of 75% payment towards future workshop. Cancellation prior to the 30 day window will incur a service fee of 20% of the registration.


WED MARCH 20 ::: DAY 1: 
• Arrive at camp by noon. Greetings and brief tour of Chicken and Donkey zones. Collect eggs for brunch. Participate in various aspects of brunch and an ice-breaker activity.
• Begin sketching and initial ideation for Package Design Project (see examples above).

• Tour of camp and walk to Studio for POTTERY WORKSHOP.

• Break to get settled in your room

• Dinner and campfire.

• Tentative :  Optional Evening Movie with Food theme


THU MARCH 21 ::: DAY 2:

• Morning Routine - 2 helpers

• Group Breakfast

• Critique of Package Process

• Free time to explore, draw, create, work on Pkg.

• Lunch

• Afternoon Pottery Phase 2

• Free time to explore, work on Pkg

• Group Dinner

• Critique of Package Project

• Evening Routine - 2 helpers


FRI MARCH 22 ::: DAY 3:

• Morning Routine - 2 helpers



FOOD TRUCKS *expenditures for cool finds and food not included. Photography and Drawing exercise, Designer as Author

• Return to camp in the evening,

• Evening routine - 2 helpers


SAT MARCH 23 ::: DAY 4:

• Morning Routine - 2 helpers

• Group Breakfast

• Pottery Phase 2 (tentative: bisque firing must be complete)

• Start 24 hr design project - Inspired by Nashville adventure - could include a Food Truck redesign, Authorship Project, Handcrafted experiment with vintage object discoveries

• Lunch

• Afternoon Group Garden Introduction and participation in planting seeds.

• Free time to continue 24 hr project.

• Group dinner and progress critique

• Evening free to work, hang out, share stories

• Evening Routine - 2 helpers


SUN MARCH 24 ::: DAY 5:

• Morning Routine - 2 helpers

• Packing and preparing to share 24 hr project

• Brunch around 11-12

• Final critique and chance to say goodbye


DUE to the length of time it takes to fire the kiln and cool off, your work may not be ready to take home with you but will be shipped.


Optional to arrive a day early or stay an extra night. $45 includes accommodation and additional food per night.

Thrifting at the flea market and Nashville antique district.
All about food and food inspirational items!

More sample projects. Design all about food.