CK Summer Camp Is Here!

Calling all campers! CK Summer Camp is back and bigger than ever. It’s our fourth annual event, and it promises to be a four-star extravaganza. In fact, perhaps CK Summer Glamp would be a better name, because this is going to be far from roughing it.

Your Itinerary

What’s in store for you, you ask? Great question! Allow me to break it down.

1. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

With a huge helping of amazing camp sponsors, including American Crafts/Project Life, BasicGrey, Bella Blvd., Letraset, Persnickety Prints, SEI, and Stampin’ Up!, and more, you’ll have ample opportunity to enter to win amazing freebies.

2. Daily Downloads

Nobody walks home from camp empty handed. We’ll offer daily downloads for you to enjoy.

3. Tasty Tidbits

We’re back with more of your favorite camp recipes, so you can get your snack on as you create. Yum!

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4. Pinterest Party

Are you already one of our Pin Pals (aka you follow us on Pinterest)? If so, you’ll want to check out our new CK Summer Camp Pin Board, where we’ve pinned a bunch of fun camp-inspired ideas.

5. Slingin’ Hash

No, we’re not talkin’ mess hall hash; we’re talking hashtags. If you want to spread the Camp chatter, we invite you to use the hashtag #cksummercamp (on Instagram, Twitter, etc.). Who knows, we may select a few random hash slingers to receive camp treats, so let the camp chatter commence!

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6. Camp Challenges

Our talented team of Dream Team members and contributing editors have come together to offer you a variety of creative challenges, which will be hosted here on the blog. As part of each challenge, we’ll provide you with a link to a challenge-specific gallery where you can go and upload your response to said challenge. We’ll kick things off with our first challenge this afternoon, and you’ll receive two additional challenges every day for the remainder of the week, leaving you with nine nifty opportunities to spread your creative wings and try fun things.

7. Merit Badges

For each challenge you participate in, you’ll receive a coordinating merit badge, which you can use on your personal blog, gallery, email signature, etc. You’ll want to collect all of these badges, because by doing so, you’re entered to win our…


For the first time in camp history, we’re giving away a grand prize getaway to one lucky camper. The trip includes free classes at a Creating Keepsakes Convention this calendar year, as well as airfare, hotel, and even spending money (because what’s a CKC without shopping in the Vendor Faire?). It’s a prize valued at $1,000, and being qualified to enter to win is as easy as participating in each of our nine challenges this week, starting with our first challenge this afternoon on this here blog. Woot! (Review the Official Rules for the Camp Getaway Contest.)

9. Your Work Published

As part of our daily challenges, we’ll be selecting featured campers from our challenge galleries, who will be announced the following day on this very blog. Once all nine campers are selected, we’ll invite you to go in and vote for your favorite design. The fav with the most votes will be featured in our Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine!

Your Packing List

Feeling inspired. Good! Then there’s only one thing left to do, and that’s pack your bags for this adventure. No need to pack sun screen or that yellow polka dot bikini. Nope. For this camp you’re going to want your basic scrapbooking supplies, such as:

The Basics

  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Favorite adhesive
  • Journaling Pen

In addition to the basics, you’ll need a few supplies that relate to specific challenges we’ll be hosting, including:

The Extras

  • Page Protectors with Pockets (at least one divided page protector)
  • Some Form of Color Medium (ink, spray ink, blending pens, etc.)
  • A Computer
  • A Camera

A Winning Welcome

Now, since I’m officially the Welcome Wagon committee, I’m delighted to start this party with a giveaway. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a mystery box, loaded with creative goodies!

Important contest note: We apologize, but due to increased shipping costs Creating Keepsakes is no longer shipping prizes outside the US. But we definitely don’t want our international winners to walk away empty handed. If your shipping address is outside the US and your comment is selected, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine. If you’re an existing subscriber, your subscription will extend. Thank you for your understanding.

We can’t wait to spend this week with you at #CKsummercamp! Thanks for joining us in the fun.

Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor

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160 Responses to CK Summer Camp Is Here!

  1. Carrie Farr says:

    mystery box….yes, please!

  2. BEth w says:

    I love a good mystery-and I imagine one that comes in a box must be really special!

  3. Jean A Marmo says:

    I am late to camp week but hope to jump right in! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Kate says:

    I’m a Happy Camper! Thanks, CK, for a fun summer camp and a chance to win a mystery box!

  5. Frances says:

    This is so exciting! I need to catch up since I am arriving late on Thursday. Played last year and loved it!

  6. Sandy B. says:

    I never went to a summer camp, but this one floats my boat.

  7. miriam says:

    i know im late to camp but the whole weeks worth of projects, tips, recipes, freebies & more looks incredible! im looking forward to joining the fun!

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