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Scrub Hooking Camp

Two camps, one location, four times a year

By: Mary Lynne Naples

Scrub Hooking Camp held its inaugural gathering in August 1991 at the Archbold Biological Research Station near Lake Placid, Florida. Archbold is devoted to preserving the Florida scrub ecosystem, one of the most endangered plant communities in the United States. By 1997 the camp moved nearby to its current home at the Inn On The Lakes in Sebring, Florida. Founded and still run by Anne Eastwood, a McGown certified teacher from Venice, Florida, Scrub Hooking offers three camp opportunities each year in January, April, and July.

Also located at the Inn On The Lakes is the Hooking and Looking Rug Seminar, run by Anne Eastwood and Joan Reckwerdt of Bend, Oregon. This camp, started by Kaye Hyde in the early 1980s in Naples, Florida, was given to Anne and Joan in 2002. Rug hookers come to Hooking and Looking in November.

Over the years, both camps have welcomed teachers from across the country. The list of the teachers coming in 2015–16 is as impressive as ever.

This article is from the September/October 2015 issue. For more information on our issue, check out our issue page.


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