Knittings Camps & Workshops


Camps/Retreats  Fall Workshops 

Over the past 50 years, with few pauses, we have hosted thousands of knitters at Camps/Retreats and fall workshops. We knit together through daytime instruction and discussion with Meg Swansen and camp staff, and we gather in the evening as desired to work on small projects, receive individual assistance, and unwind together with our favorite pastime--knitting. Meg Swansen, a designer, expert knitter, teacher and the owner of Schoolhouse Press; Amy Detjen, Meg's assistant; and Cully Swansen, an author/editor/designer at Schoolhouse Press teach at camp and the workshops. The Schoolhouse Press staff administrates camps and workshops and assistants at our large events help make your stay everything you wish it to be. Over the years, knitters have developed lifelong friendships with other campers and many participants return year after year. We welcome new knitters to all sessions each year as well. Knitting Campers and workshop participants become our family; we hope you will join ours.

The Knitting Camp Tradition: Elizabeth Zimmermann began Knitting Camp by teaching her courses at Shell Lake through the University of Wisconsin extension. Eventually, the classes were moved closer to home in Marshfield, WI, first offered through the University of Wisconsin and later exclusively through Schoolhouse Press. 2023 marked the 47th year of Knitting Camp, the first event of its kind.