Camp Make Effect was a four-day workshop presented to professional artists and designers. (held annually between 2011–2015) Participants worked collaboratively and explored a variety of hands on design, lettering and printing processes. Mornings were set aside for demonstrations, afternoons were a combination of working and/or playing at the lake. In the evening we relaxed and shared stories in the Tipi and by the campfire.

The workshop was located at Camp Tosebo (formerly an old boys camp) on the shores of Portage lake and Lake Michigan in Manistee, Michigan. It is a beautiful spot nestled in the woods, sandy beach, camp fire, biking, trails, boating, etc.

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founder: Michelle Bowers

photography: Elizabeth Gilmore

partners: Amelia Irwin and Make & Co.