Holiday Jingle Crafty Camp!

It’s the best camp ever!  It’s the Holiday Jingle Craft Camp!
Creativity – Food – Fun – Friendship – and a whole lot of festive fun!
Gather and explore in this one-of-a-kind meet-up of creative spirits.

When:              Friday, Sept. 29th – Sunday, October 1st, 2023

What’s included:
Registration includes 2 nights’ accommodation at Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland, Nebraska.  Tasty meals including 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch along with plenty of snacks!   And, all creative project supplies & instruction. We will fill your camping days with 6 holiday themed projects in a variety of crafty techniques from paper mâché, embossed copper, slow stitching, painting, decoupage, Shrinky dinks with jewelry making and more! You may want to bring an extra tote bag or leave some room in your suitcase for all of the wonderful projects you will create!

Cost:                 $475 per person

A deposit of $200 is due at time of registration. Pay in full or set up a payment schedule that meets your needs.  Final payment is due by September 15th, 2023.

**Registration does not include transportation to / from the retreat (i.e. your flight, rental car or Uber/Lyft, etc.).
**Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another participant from our waiting list.

How to Register:
Reserve your spot by emailing Kelli at   Upon receiving your registration email, a return email will be sent confirming availability and provide payment instructions.

If you are registering with a friend or family member, one email can be sent for all persons in your party. Please provide the name of each guest and their email addresses.

Camp is set up with one person per room in the Living Waters retreat center.

In advance of the RETREAT, a private Facebook group will be created so that we can get to know each other, sneak peak of projects, ask questions and stay connected post event!

Ornament Swap (optional):
Attendees are encouraged to participate in our optional small holiday ornament swap!  Make a handmade ornament, wrap it up and we’ll exchange them the first night white elephant style.  It’s lots of fun as we swap presents based on the packaging and open at the very end!

Festive Shirt Fun
Some call the holiday’s ugly sweater season, but we’re going to call it Festive Shirt Fun . . . so look for something holiday appropriate for our Holiday Cocktail Mixology session because your festive shirt could win you a fabulous prize!

Camp Carol Joy Holling is conveniently located ½ way between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska on Interstate-80.  The camp is nestled in the woods along the Platte River.  Guests will enjoy the comforts of the Living Waters Retreat Center in single rooms.   Restroom facilities are shared and located across the hall.

Drive:  It is an easy drive to arrive at Camp Carol Joy Holling at 27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE. 68003.  It is just a few minutes off of Interstate-80.

Fly:  Fly in to Omaha, Nebraska or Lincoln, Nebraska.  They are both ~ 40 minutes from camp which is conveniently located on I-80.

Retreat Schedule:

Guests can arrive at between 11:30-1:00 pm to settle in.   Note, lunch will not be provided on the first day, but we will have welcome snacks to greet you.  

Our first creative project will start at 1:00 pm with paper mache and we will end our evening with our ornament swap and special Holiday Cocktail Mixology session following dinner!   

Saturday will be filled with more holiday creativity as we finish our Friday projects and of course start new ones!  At this camp we will definitely keep your creative stockings full as we work on holiday décor and jewelry projects in a variety of techniques!

The day will conclude with our farewell dinner and the evening with free open time to finish your projects or simply socialize with your fellow campers!

All good things must come to an end and following Sunday breakfast we will say goodbye with new friends, with so many wonderful holiday projects and plenty of memories (and photos to share!).

Your Craft Camp Hosts:

Stephanie Wolcott:

I have always loved to CREATE and spend time making a beautiful and happy home for my family.  After college, I have spent 20 plus years as a stay at home mom to two boys. During this time, I stayed active by sharing my time, passions and talents through volunteering in the public school, master gardening program, 4-H, church and other organizations.  I have also blogged throughout the years.

My love of painting, restoring, crafting, cooking, baking, gardening, soaping, junk hunting, DIYing….is always growing….

I currently have a shop and studio  SimplyHomeSweetHome where I teach a variety of workshops and am allowed to share all my passions and sell my creations.

Kelli Sweet: Exploring is the general theme for Kelli – creativity, travel, food and more! As the artist behind Degrees by Kelli, her favorite mediums are jewelry, collage & painting and all things quilting & fabric related.

Kelli loves to connect and inspire creativity.  She founded Hibernate & Create as the 31 Days of Creativity Challenge which has blossomed into a beautiful Facebook community. In 2018 it expanded into RETREATS bringing people together for dedicated creative time with friendship & food!  And 2020 brought the addition of Crafty Mixer, an online virtual craft meet-up and Workshops & Classes in her studio at the Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha. 

Kelli lives in LaVista, Nebraska with her husband Drew and their tabby cat Milo (aka Squeaky_Milo on Instagram)

Julie Geiger Armed with a sewing machine or needle and thread, Julie Geiger creates all types of fabric wonderment including quilts, wool applique, embroidery and wool felt projects.
Captivated by all things fabric since she was a young girl, Julie is the owner of Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop, Home of Wool Felt Central in Cozad, Nebraska. Julie will share her magic, some embroidery stitches and inspire you to transform needle and thread, into a special keepsake.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Simply Home Sweet Home
Prairie Point Junction
Degrees by Kelli

If you would like to be a RETREAT sponsor in the form of participant gifts, supplies or discounts. Please contact Kelli at

The fine print:  In registering for the retreat, participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sweet Creative LLC  DBA Degrees by Kelli or DBA as Hibernate and Create, Stephanie Wolcott DBA of Simply Home Sweet Home and Julie Geiger of Prairie Point Junction and any event sponsors, instructors or volunteers from any and all causes and action which may arise from the Hibernate and Create Retreat.  I grant permission for the above named to use any photos, videotape, etc. taken of me, my products or classes in any and all publicity and advertising promoting the retreat.  By registering for this retreat, I Agree and acknowledge that the waiver has been read and understood and that I will abide by all Rules.