Summer Lake, Oregon ~ May 5th – 11th, 2024

White Rock is an annual spring gathering of like-minded souls that celebrates the traditional skills and crafts used by our ancient ancestors. It’s a 7 day gathering held in the high desert of South Central Oregon, where people come to learn these skills from experienced instructors who have spent years honing their craft. Classes cover many subjects and may include:
Bow making, Basketry & Weaving, Blacksmithing, Tanning, Campcraft, Fiber & Cordage, Fire making, Felting, Flint knapping, Leather Work, Hunting, Tracking & Trapping, Butchering Animals, Kids Program, Pottery, Shelters, Tin Smithing, Wild Edibles, botany & Medicinals, Natural Plant Dying.


The gathering will be held at Summer Lake in the Central Oregon High Desert. Set in remote range-land & sagebrush on the edge of grass meadows, flood irrigated by artesian springs. It’s a beautiful spot with big blue skies and amazing stars at night. Being at 4,500ft and with no light pollution, the milky way is clearly visible. Close by is Ana Reservoir which is great for swimming, fishing & boating, and the Summer Lake Hot Springs is 15 miles away.

Everyone who would like to attend must pre-register. Registration opens in January and it sells out quickly. Signup to our newsletter to be the first to know when registration opens.

If you are new to these types of gatherings, this page will help you understand what goes on, what to bring and what to expect when you get here….

The White Rock Traditional Crafts and Skills Gathering is a new event started in 2023 by a small group of friends that attend the many other primitive skills events around the country….

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