Campers are encouraged
to bring kits to sell and then demonstrate how to
put them together. The Kit ‘n Kaboodles
event takes place in the evening so you have some
time to work on these mini projects.
Each camper is invited
to bring five exchange gifts. This means that on
each of the five nights of camp, gifts are
exchanged among the campers; thus, the need for
five gifts. You bring five wonderful gifts; you
go home with five wonderful gifts!
The exchange gifts do not all need to be the same
and they do not need to meet any theme
requirements unless you choose to do so. Exchange
gifts should have a minimum retail value of about
$15-$20. Of course homemade gifts are the most
after and preferred. If you are a collector or not
comfortable making your gift, you can bring
purchased items and we will be delighted that you
can be part of the exchange! The value can be
difficult to judge, so think in terms of whether
the gift is something that you would like to
receive yourself. You can also ask a friend to help you
determine if the value seems appropriate.
Tidbits are smaller
gifts that campers may bring to camp. You need to
bring one for each camper, which means 36
tidbits. They don’t all have to be the same if
you don’t care for heavy repetition! Tidbits are
exchanged during the day, usually at a meal time
and you’ll find yourself opening packages with
several different tidbits each time. The value
for tidbits is in the $5 range. The value
isn’t the key here, so don’t spend too much time
worrying about it, just have fun making something
that feels like a “tidbit”.
The Camp Mini Ha Ha auction is one of the
highlights of camp. One evening is taken
over by the camper auctioneer and her helper and
everyone gets into the bidding action. Donations
of miniature items for the auction are made by
campers and by other miniaturists who wish to
offer support to Camp Mini Ha Ha. The Camp
Registration Form will ask you to indicate if you
are donating an item to the auction. Donating and
participating are optional. Bidding is
enthusiastic and the auction items are varied.
It’s a lot of fun and you can come away with some
wonderful new acquisitions.
Artisan Market and Gallery
The Artisan Market, opens up three times during
an opportunity for campers to sell their wares.
Any Camper who wishes to sell their miniatures
just needs to indicate their wish on the
Registration Form. In addition, Campers who are
able are asked to bring finished projects to put
on display in our Camp Mini Ha Ha Gallery.