About Us

We are updating our offerings to include virtual classes.

Something for everyone

In the past CNCW offered hands-on folk art, craft experiences, and demonstrations in a family oriented setting, the CNCW workshop has been held annually since being founded in 1975 by Frances Christianson and members of the United Methodist Church. The workshop has given hundreds of persons, young and old, a chance to learn talents in an Ozark forest setting and take home beautifully handcrafted items.

Classes are held at Shannondale Community Center's Timber Lodge, a United Church of Christ facility located 24 miles south of Salem, Missouri on Highway 19.  Students at the workshop are able to choose from more than three dozen crafts. While adults enjoy craft classes, children are occupied with age-appropriate programs.  Besides taking classes, teenagers particularly enjoy our afternoon activities.

In 2022 we are working to add virtual classes to our offerings.  We hope to return to in person camp in 2023

Time to relax and have fun

Classes are offered Monday through Friday mornings and some afternoons. Afternoons are for relaxing, swimming, working on class projects, taking part in planned tours, float trips on the Current River, shopping at Wobus Memorial Craft Center, demonstrations, or simply enjoying the Ozark setting. Scheduled evening entertainment includes live music, dancing, the annual Art Auction, and a talent show.  Various demonstrations of Old-time skills, musical performances, and guided nature hikes are often part of the experience, too.  A daily schedule is posted listing extra activities.