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The Academy of St. Clare of Assisi VII: All Embroidery, All Weekend! May 31-June 2, 2024

Since 2016, embroidery-lovers have created a community that extends to 6 Kingdoms ... and beyond! Whether you are new to the needle arts or well on your way, the “Academy of St. Clare of Assisi VII: All Embroidery, All Weekend!” is for you!

This unique single-focus event typically features:


The event site, Camp Karoondinha (225 Thomas Dam Road, Millmont PA 17845-9448, GPS Coordinates: 40.85630, -77.2547) is a beautiful wooded camp with a lake, miles of hiking trails, and gorgeous views. Due to its location, cell phone service can be spotty, depending on one's carrier. (Click here for Google map.)

Site opens at 5 PM on Friday, May 31, and closes at noon on Sunday, June 2.

All buildings will have designated parking spaces for those with mobility concerns. Please do not park in these spaces unless you have a Parking Placard. Guests may park in front of their sleeping cabin rather than parking in the lot at the bottom of the hill. (Ignore the sign!)

Click here for a labeled map of the site.

Notes regarding accessibility:

  • The camp is located on the side of a mountain. The roads and paths are gravel, not paved, which can make getting about difficult. Some walking/driving will be required, as the buildings we will be using are not near each other.
  • All buildings will have designated “Parking Placard” spaces in front. Those with mobility concerns may request a "Parking Placard" for close parking next to the buildings.
  • If you have mobility concerns, please request a Parking Placard when you register for the event.
  • The Dining Hall has grade-level doors on the right-hand side (facing the front of the building) and at the rear of the building.
  • One of the communal sleeping cabins (Edna Sheary Lodge) has a ramp and accessible bathrooms.
For photos of the cabins, visit the Camp K facilites site and click the "Cabin" dropdown arrow.


REGISTRATION FEE includes site fee and 4 meals plus afternoon tea on Saturday.

  • Adult Event Registration is $45.00.
  • Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $35. (Please include a photocopy of your current SCA membership card.)

LODGING FEE varies based on choice of lodging

  • On-site lodging in one of the cabins is an additional fee based on choice of cabin. Bunks will be allocated on a first-paid, first-served basis.
  • There is no charge for tenting or for off-site lodging.

The event is limited to 80 attendees. Additional registrants will be added to a waiting list. If we have cancellations, open slots will be offered to gentles on the waiting list in the order in which they were received.

Registration closes May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Registration link here.

Make checks payable to “SCA PA Inc. -- Shire of ACG.” Send reservations to Maistresse Marguerite d’Honfleur, c/o Dawn Maneval, 922 College Court, Lewisburg PA 17837.

CANADIAN FRIENDS: To avoid red tape and fees for foreign checks, please contact the Autocrat prior to sending your event registration payment.

Regarding Certified Service Dogs: Per the site, there are NO pets allowed in camp.

Regarding Refund Policy:

  • Because the site requires us to pay the rental fee in full several weeks before the event, we ask attendees to reserve in advance.
  • Prior to May 1, 2024, if you find that you are not able to attend, we will refund your event registration in full upon request.
  • We understand that circumstances arise that necessitate a change in plans, sometimes at the last minute. If you are unable to attend due to illness, we may be able to refund part of your event registration as long as you notify the autocrat by Thursday, May 30, 2024.
  • "No shows" without notification will be considered a donation.

Scheduled Activities and Classes

We are still working on lining up instructors for classes.

Please email Mistress Filipia Caprioti at if you are interested in teaching.

The schedule and current class list -- which will be updated as information is received -- can be found at this Google Doc.

For those who prefer to work on a project of their own, the Stitching Solar will be available.


What to Bring

  • Personal Comfort: A (comfy) folding chair would be a good idea for those whose backs (and bums) are not happy sitting on hard plastic chairs for long periods of time. Overnighters should bring bedding (pillow, sleeping bag/sheets and blankets), towels, and, of course, your preferred comfort creature!
  • Embroidery Supplies: Bring scissors, an embroidery hoop, and (if possible) your favorite lamp/lighting device with extension cords.
  • Display Items: Please bring items for the Embroidery Display and to share during Show-n-Tell.
  • Reference Library: We invite all attending to bring relevant books from their personal libraries to contribute to the event reference library. The library will be staffed, and books will not leave the library area.
  • Silent Auction: Donations gratefully accepted! Also, bring cash because you are bound to find something you must have!
    • Do you have no-longer-wanted embroidery-type items that you'd be happy to send home with someone else? Maybe hoops, or leftover linen, or floss from an old project, or books ... ???
    • Help defray travel expenses for our teachers by donating a SCAdianly-useful item to the Silent Auction. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be split among the teachers.
    • Everyone's a winner! Donors rid their homes of no-longer-wanted items, successful bidders go home with new treasures, and the teachers return home with gas in their tanks and a few coins in their pockets.

and what NOT to bring ...

  • Alcohol



Hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.) and sweets will be available throughout the weekend at our celebrated Hospitality Table.

Meals will be provided by members of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais’s Guild of St. Lawrence. The Head Cook is, once again, Honorable Lady Elisabetta Tempesta

Saturday Breakfast: (typically) Oatmeal (GF available on request) & fixin's bar, yogurt & fruit, hard-boiled eggs, hot tea, coffee

Saturday Lunch (served buffet style): TBD

Saturday Afternoon Tea: Variety of loose-leaf teas and assorted finger foods. Gluten-free selections will be available. (Contributions are gratefully accepted, but due to some guests’ severe food allergies, we will serve only those that come with a complete list of ingredients.)

Saturday Feast (served Family Style): TBD

Sunday Breakfast: (typically) Breakfast casseroles (eggs, milk, cheese, and hash brown potatoes; pork sausage in one; spinach in the other) and oatmeal (GF available on request)

We do our best to accommodate those with known dietary concerns. Please note any food allergies/concerns when you register.

If your dietary concerns are such that it would be safer/preferable for you to bring and prepare your own food, please contact the Autocrat in advance. (We don’t want to exclude anyone due to food issues!)

Closer to the event date, we email the menu to all registered attendees. Ingredients lists are posted near the kitchen.

Local Area Information

Search this website -- -- using the Keyword Search to limit the choices to these towns:

  • Selinsgrove/Shamokin Dam
  • Lewisburg
  • Mifflinburg

Or search by Region, with "Heart of the River" (Selinsgrove/Shamokin Dam area) or "Northern River Valley" (Lewisburg area) or "Western Forest Lands" (Mifflinburg area).

"Western Forest Lands" (Mifflinburg area) is the closest to the camp. If you click on "Show Map," the pin for the event site (Camp Karoondinha) is south of Route 45 and west of Route 235. It's between the villages of Glen Iron (to the east) and Weikert (to the west).


Contact the autocrat, Mistress Alicia Langland (mka Della Hutchison) at

The staff of the Academy of St. Clare hopes you will join us!


Guests coming from the east or west will probably travel on Route 80 to Route 15 to Route 45 to Route 235. Guests coming from the north will probably travel on Route 15.

From the West, East and North: Find your best route to Route I-80. Take Exit 210 A, Route 15 South, to Lewisburg. Stay on Route 15 S for about 7 miles; you will come to the intersection of Routes 15 and 45 at a light. Turn right onto Route 45 West. Continue at the * below.

From the South: Find your best route to Route 15 North. In Lewisburg, you will come to the intersection of Routes 15 and 45 at a light. Turn left onto Route 45 West. Continue at the * below.

(*) Proceed west on Route 45 West for about 17 miles, passing through the towns of Mifflinburg and Hartleton (follow speed limits here). At the intersection of Route 235 South, turn left.

From this turn, follow signs for 235 South for approximately 3 miles through Laurelton (last chance for food, gas, and ATM) and Glen Iron. The road makes several 90-degree turns; just before the last one, you will pass the West End Fire Company on your left.

Turn right onto Creek Road at the 4-way intersection past this last 90-degree turn. Penns Creek should be on your left. Stay on this road for approximately three miles; you will pass a large 3 story stone house with three arches, on your right, at this point you are about one mile from the Camp.

Just before you cross the bridge over Penns Creek, Penns Creek Campground will be on your right. Cross the bridge and turn right at the sign for Thomas Dam Road/Boy Scout Camp.

Camp Karoondinha is on the left. From the road, all you'll see is the parking area and the gate. As you go up the hill, look for the Troll sign. The Dining Hall is the large stone building with 3 flagpoles in front. To get to the Edna Sheary Lodge, continue up the hill past the Dining Hall. Sheary Lodge is located in the wooded area just past the large field on the right.

Parking spaces in front of both buildings will be reserved for those with mobility concerns.

Drivers are asked to use their flashers and to travel at the posted 10 miles per hour.

Directions to the camp from the Boy Scouts are here.

Google map:

Get directions from Google maps

Here's an annotated Google map