Griffin Dyeworks 16th Annual Retreat

2020 Date TBD

Collage of projects and fun from previous retreats!

Join us for two days of dyeing, fiber arts, and creative workshops in the beautiful pine forest outside Lake Arrowhead, CA. Shared cabins, family-friendly location, pool and jacuzzi, all food and lodging fees included! Our retreats are CASUAL and INCLUSIVE to all skill levels and people.  What’s so Great About Griffin Dyeworks’ Retreat?

Classes may each have a materials fee – but you can choose which classes to take and control your schedule and budget!

Bring your family – or not. Many classes are child-friendly (with supervision), or we offer lower “camper only” food+lodging rates for partners and kids who want to enjoy Lake Arrowhead but not take classes with us.

Shared cabins with real beds and bathrooms! We’ll be in touch for your roommate requests.

Teachers welcome! We invite everyone to teach. Teachers receive a discount on the entry fee based on the number of hours scheduled. Formally scheduled classes as well as informal classes (“If anyone wants to learn X, I am available!”) are appreciated. Submit a class anytime at

Here are some photos of Arrowhead Ranch!  And here are photos of the 2017 Retreat!

Vendors are welcome at the Griffin Dyeworks Retreat! Please contact us at to learn more.

Where is the Retreat? Find the address and directions to Arrowhead Ranch here!


Currently collecting class proposals! Submit a class anytime at


What’s included? Registration include six meals and two nights lodging in a shared cabin with real beds and bathrooms, air conditioners, wifi, access to the pool/jacuzzi and other Arrowhead Ranch amenities. Retreat Guests can also sign up for classes (class fees are NOT INCLUDED in this price – you set your budget & schedule).

Early Bird Prices – Pay Deposit or in Full before May 16, 2019 for this lower rate.  Prices increase after May 16.

  • $50 – Deposit for any registration level; locks in early bird price. NON REFUNDABLE.
  • $500 $400 (until May1) – Retreat Guest (ages 11+)
  • $300 $250 (until May 1) – Ages 11+ Family (no retreat classes)
  • $275 $225 (until May 1) – Ages 3-10 Family (no retreat classes)
  • $60 Early arrival (addon) – Arrive Thursday afternoon or evening (Thursday night lodging + Friday breakfast included)

Daytripper Fees (no lodging; some meals; class fees extra)

  • $175 – Friday only: Lunch & Dinner; Classes 10am-6pm
  • $200 – Saturday only: Breakfast, Lunch & DInner; Classes 9am-9pm

 Final Payments are Due June 1.

Click here to REGISTER TODAY

Refund Policy:

  • No Refunds on the $50 Deposit.
  • If you cancel before June 1, you will be refunded in full for all payments minus $50 cancellation fee/deposit per person.
  • If you cancel after June 1, no refunds, no exceptions. You can transfer your registration to someone else.
  • If for some reason the retreat is canceled, you will be refunded in full.


Thursday 3pm: Early Arrivals, Set Up

8am: Breakfast; Guests can arrive
10am: Classes begin
12pm: Break for lunch
1pm: Classes continue
6pm: Break for dinner
Evening presentation

8am: Breakfast
9am: Classes begin
12pm: Break for lunch
1pm: Classes continue
6pm: Break for dinner
7pm: ScholarSheep Raffle!
8pm: Evening presentation

8am: Breakfast is served
9am: Pack up
11am: Leave the ranch

Still not sure? Check our Frequently Asked Questions! Or Join our Facebook Group!

More info:

What’s so Great About Griffin Dyeworks’ Retreat?