March 26-29 2018 Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center
1131 Country Club Drive Prescott, AZ 86303


Come enjoy creating awesome gourds, seeing new/old friends as well as learn tips and tricks.

for gourd enhancements not to mention bringing those projects you have been wanting to

start or complete!

Check-in is 11:00-12

Sign-up now or at least get on our mailing list.

(registration forms at bottom of the page)

email contact-Cheryl Kroll



2017 Picture Gallery

Check out our schedule below to see what the event will cover and take a look at last year's event in pictures. Be part of the fun and get your deposit in early so we can send you more info as it develops!

Our evening social gatherings (BYOB Refreshments) will also include a Gourd Elephant Party. We invite you to bring a gourd-related items enclosed in a brown bag or attractive wrapping. Goal: Extreme laughter! We will also have an auction of donated gourds and gourd supplies.So everyone will go home with lots of "goodies".

Double occupancy-4 days of meals/lodging is $310 plus class fees

Single occupancy-4 days of meals/lodging is $370 plus class fees


First $50 deposits received will guarantee your place (maximum 36). Deadline for deposit is December 1, 2018, 

Room assignments will be prioritized by date deposits received

Class Selections

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Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, March 26

11:30-12:30 Check In (R oom keys, Info sheet, Name tags, Retreat favor)

12:00 Lunch on own

1:00-4:00 Speed Gourding (Six Gourd Enhancement Demos)

5:30 Dinner

7:00-8:30 “When can you really call yourself "A Gourd Artist "?Discussion lead by Bettie Lake


Wednesday, March 27

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class –

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class --

1:00 – 4:00 Open Gourding time

5:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Social Gathering (BYOB Refreshments) Tips/Tricks and Gourd Elephant Party


Thursday, March 28

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class –

9:00-12:00 Gourd Class –

12:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Gourd class completion/personal projects

5:30 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Social Gathering (BYOB), Showcasing Class Gourds/Drawing for prizes


Friday, March 29

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Departure with fantastic gourds and gourd enhancement ideas

Meals and Lodging

Because so many of our past attendees have sign on again, we have moved our group to The St James Building . We have 18 bedrooms with full baths. With two people to a room, we now have room for 36 people.
The house has a big open room with a fireplace, refrigerator, microwave, a BIG coffee pot, piano and smartboard. Our back porch is larger and has more outlets. So you may work inside or outside. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided with full retreat registration. The meals are great and they will accommodate special dietary needs. Rooms are comfortable with a small porch area.

Assure your Board and Lodging Now!

Gourding in the Pines Application (Word)

Questions: Contact email Cheryl Kroll Phone:(602-295-5981).