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Summer Program

WEEK-LONG RESIDENTIAL CLASSES FROM MAY – OCTOBER

The Summer Program, which runs from May through October, is The Clearing’s oldest and the one that most closely resembles Jensen’s original folk school vision. The mainstay of the Summer Program is week-long classes, with 25 to 35 students and instructors living at The Clearing, eating family-style meals and renewing their spirit through close contact with the native landscape. The Clearing experience is made up of many special components. The classes, sense of community, forests, meadows, water, sunsets, home-cooked meals, traditions and history all blend to create a wonderful place to learn, relax, reflect and make new friends.
2024 Summer Program Registration Dates Announced

GENERAL REGISTRATION
Registration Start Date #1: March 5, 2024
Registration for classes held between April 28 and August 3 begins March 5, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Registration Start Date #2: March 7, 2024
Registration for classes held between August 4 and November 1 begins March 7, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

On General Registration Start Dates #1 and #2 (see above), an individual may register for him/herself and one other person.

LIFE MEMBER REGISTRATION
Life Member Registration Start Date #1: February 27, 2024
Friends of The Clearing Life Members may register for classes held between April 28 and August 3 beginning on February 27, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Life Member Registration Start Date #2: February 29, 2024
Friends of The Clearing Life Members may register for classes held between August 4 and November 1 beginning on February 29, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

On Life Member Registration Start Dates #1 and #2 (see above), a life member may register for him/herself and one other person who is also a life member.

2024 Summer Program Calendar

-click on class tiles below for complete class descriptions and to register-

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:00 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amStitched Stories #1Judy Hasheider

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:01 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amWood Turning #2Rob Nelson

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:02 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amInkle Weaving #3Joan Sheridan

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:03 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amIndependent Study: #4