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August Hide Tanning Camp

August Hide Tanning Camp

Aug 23-25 in Husum Washington along the White Salmon River. This campout will involve learning the step by step instructions and skills to take a raw salted sheepskin hide through the brain and smoke tanning method to a completed tanned sheepskin.

Participants should be in moderate shape and health but it is not a requirement to have any prior skill or knowledge of the process.

All materials provided. You take your completed sheepskin home as well as some of the basic tools needed for the process so you can begin your hide tanning journey at home if you’d like!

Schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug 23 at 12PM participants begin arriving and set up their camp spaces.

2 PM first steps of hide tanning begun.

5PM BBQ and river dips. Camp fire.

Saturday 24th

9AM hide tanning resumes. This will take the majority of the day with breaks for rest/swimming/food

5PM Dinner and yard games/campfire

8AM Sunday 25th, breakfast provided by host

9AM hide tanning resumed and completed by 1PM

Participants break down camp and we say our goodbyes.

Suggested packing list will be provided a few weeks before the camp.

Airport is 1 hour away at PDX airport. There are numerous activities and things to do in the Gorge is you want to extend your trip and do some exploring. Happy to provide some recommendations!

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