Spotlight Thursday- Crafting Community Weekend

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Here at Trekaroo, we can sometimes get a bit bombarded by press releases.  While it is nice to hear about what is going on in the travel community, it isn’t often that I get too excited about what pops in my inbox.  However, the 2nd Annual Crafting Community at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs almost made me jump out of my seat with excitement.  The retreat is designed to help families shift gears from the hustle, bustle, and overall daily grind of city life, and head out to the desert for a memorable weekend of crafting, creativity, and imagination shared by kids and their parents!  Now how cool is that?  This event takes place October 8-10, 2010 and is being presented by Kimmel Kids and Splendid.  If your child can hold a pencil, then this event is for you.   There are activities for children and adults of all different ages.

The weekend will include eco-friendly activities to foster rich
relationships among the entire group such as:

– Los Angeles-based artist Karen Kimmel and her talented colleagues,
such as Clare Crespo, and will guide participants through an array of fun
and interactive workshops
– The Splendid Brand hosting a series of  family activities such as:
– Sew Splendid, a pop up studio encouraging kids and parents
to decorate their own Splendid clothing
– Family portrait photo shoots in their new designs
– A healthy amount of recreation and relaxation
– Morning family yoga
– A yummy poolside barbecue and communal dining
– Family movie night and s’mores under the stars

If you don’t live in Southern California but are interested in participating in a future Crafting Community event, don’t fret.  Crafting weekends are in the planning stages for other cities such as Portland, New York, San Francisco, and Miami.  Check the Kimmel Kids website for upcoming details.

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Sharlene Earnshaw (aka doubleadventure) is Blogger-in-chief for Trekaroo and the blogger behind Double the Adventure.

Travel with kids to: CA | CO | DC | FL | HI | IL | MA | NC | NY | OR | PA | TN | TX | VA | WA

About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
4 Responses
  1. Tonya Staab

    I received emails both last year and this year to attend the Craft Community, but when I lived in San Diego, nada, I’d never even heard of it {sigh}, maybe next year when I move back down I’ll be able to finally attend.

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