Christmas Crafting Retreat

Christmas Crafting Retreat

November 23-25, 2018 at Bark Lake Leadership Centre near Haliburton, Ontario

The Ultimate Crafting Getaway

Rustic Mama Retreats Christmas Crafting Retreat is unlike anything you’ve ever been to before! It’s the perfect place to make sure you are ready for the holidays. Come relax, refresh and craft until your heart’s content! You’ll have the chance to engage in a variety of instructed crafting sessions and create things like ornaments, holiday cards, xmas wreaths, table centrepieces, winter signs, outdoor decor etc, while sitting in front of the fireplace in a beautiful lodge overlooking the lake. Did we mention wine is included!

Sessions and Workshops

Our Christmas Crafting Retreat will be an all-you-can-craft adventure! Several workshops will take place throughout the weekend and you can choose whether you want to make a Holiday Wreath, Christmas Ornament, Winter Themed Sign or Tray, Table Centrepiece or all of the above! Maybe you’ll spend the morning working on hand-crafted Holiday cards or take part in a winter themed guided painting workshop! The opportunities to be creative are endless!

The fun doesn’t stop there! Evenings will be an opportunity to finish up any projects you didn’t get done during the day, relax by the fire or take part in some fun group activities! This weekend is yours to make!

Registration Costs

At Rustic Mama Retreats we strive to be affordable and accessible to women everywhere. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! While some retreats the offer programming of this kind for $800-$1200, we’ve worked hard to offer great value for a much lower cost!

Christmas Crafting Retreat registration cost is $500 + HST

Here’s the breakdown and what’s Included:

* 6 delicious chef-prepared meals and a variety of snacks throughout the day. You definitely won’t go hungry!

* 2 nights shared accommodations in a hotel-style lodge (2 beds and a private bath per room)

* crafting workshops and sessions of your choosing. All materials are included!

* evening activities both nights that is bound to be filled with fun, laughter and adventure

* a gift to commemorate your fabulous weekend and much more!


Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre has over 500 hundred acres of beautiful land with trails, forests, wetlands and multiple sandy beaches. The main dining hall as well as the Oak Centre are the main activity areas for Rustic Mama Retreats Christmas Crafting Retreat. They offer a gorgeous view of the private lake, a state of the art kitchen and plenty of room for socializing, activities and crafting! Find out more at 

Accommodations at this Retreat include winterized cabins with electricity and heat. All rooms are hotel-style, which means there are 2 single beds and a private bathroom in each room. All have full washrooms with sink, showers and toilets. Be sure to let us know if you have any cabin mate requests! 

Bedding can be supplied for an additional $20.00, otherwise feel free to bring your own twin sheets and blankets! 

Mouth-Watering Food 

Bark Lake’s very own chefs will provide amazing, nutritious and delicious meals throughout the weekend with both healthy and indulgent options! Meals will include incredible homemade baked goods, vegetarian options and a delicious salad bar. 

Please be sure to inform us of any food allergies/intolerances or health issues you feel we should be aware of well before arriving at camp. Our incredible chef and his staff can satisfy all special dietary needs, as long as we know in advance. 

Wine will be available throughout the weekend but feel free to bring your own beverages as well if you wish.

What To Pack 

Typical weather in November can be somewhat unpredictable.  Be sure to bring a warm jacket, boots and hat for any outdoor adventures you choose to go on… or just relax in your pajama’s all weekend! We won’t tell!

How To Get There

Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre located in Irondale, Ontario. Only 1 hour north of Peterborough, or 2.5 hours NE of Toronto.

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