Lucky Star Art Camp

Lucky Star is a four night, five day women’s art and whole living retreat set in the hill country of Texas. Women will travel from all over the country to take in the beauty of their surroundings, take classes, make new friends, listen and share, eat good food, laugh ’til they cry, sing around the camp fire, gaze at the stars, and just be in the moment.


Who is it for?

Don’t let the name mislead you.  You do not have to be an “artist” by the standard definition to come to Lucky Star. You do not even have to consider yourself “creative” to join in the fun.  We believe there is “art” in the every day details of life and therefore we celebrate the everyday “artists” who can be found in the kitchen making a lovely meal for their family, in the garden planting a row of peas, in the wee hours of the night sewing a Halloween costume, or in a gray-on-gray cubicle using a rainbow of colorful file folders and sticky notes to do anything to brighten the day. Just the act of braiding your hair can be deemed a work of “art” by our definition. Creative people can’t help but be creative.  You know who you are.  Lucky Star is a candy store for the creative soul. Lucky Star is for YOU!

2016 Class Collage 1

What is there to do?

We are currently curating the class line-up for Lucky Star 2017.  These are some of the classes and activities that  have been offered in the past.
mixed media painting :: art journaling :: jewelry making
 apothecary :: photography :: weaving :: stamp making :: paper pointillism mosaics
doodling :: songwriting :: sewing :: hat embellishing :: simple upholstery
yoga :: floral design :: guitar ::  printmaking :: making coasters
pottery :: watercolor painting :: bookbinding
horseback riding :: canoeing :: archery :: Irish dance :: paddle boarding
massage :: kayaking :: tennis
2016 Class Collage 2

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors are a soulful band of dreamers, adventurers, soul mamas (and papas;), movers and shakers, doers and makers from all over the country.  They are the heart and soul of Lucky Star and they can’t wait to share their “art” with you this November!  We are currently working on our instructor line-up for 2017…stay tuned!
 Lucky Star Instructors 2016
These are the 2016 instructors-
From top left:  Kelly Barton, Rebecca Cole, Leslie Eastland, Bex Hale, Starla Halfmann, Randi Hamlyn, Ashley Henry, Emily Louise Jacks, Sara Kendrick, Shawna Martin, Mandy Rowden, Rolando (Ro) Shaw, Trudi Spring, Shawn Stratmann, Abby Vasek, Kelley Walker, Stacy Wooster, and Tiffany Schreiner Humphrey.

Where will the magic happen?

Lucky Star is taking place in Hunt, Texas at a real-live girl’s summer camp called Waldemar.  Established in 1926, Waldemar has stolen many a young girl’s heart.  This place has a soul, and when you set foot on the sprawling grounds, you can feel it in your bones.  It’s the perfect place for Lucky Star to take root next fall.
Ancient Cypress trees line the banks of the clean, clear water of the Guadalupe River.  It runs right through camp at the base of the rugged limestone hills.  The sweet smell of Sycamore trees floats on the breeze and the hillside is covered in native stone cabins, each with their own unique charm and story to tell. Fall is the perfect time of year; after the scorching heat of our Texas summers and perhaps just before it’s too cold to take a dip in the river. WaldemarCampPage2



November 1st – 5th, 2017

Check-in at 2 p.m. on Wednesday

Check-out by noon on Sunday

: : See sample Event Schedule here : :

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How much?

: : Camp Tuition* : :

$150 Pre-Registration Fee (100% can be applied toward Tuition)

$700 Early Bird Tuition Rate

$800 General Registration Rate

(See room & board rates below.)

Click here to Pre-Register and guarantee your spot now!

(Pre-Registration closes on February 24, 2017)

General Registration will happen this spring.

: : Room & Board : :

Room and board is handled directly through Waldemar and is based on the number of campers per cabin.
This price includes meals beginning Wednesday evening through Sunday morning.
For additional information, visit our Travel & Lodging Page.

5-8 per cabin – $80 per person/night

4 per cabin – $90 per person/night

2 per cabin – $115 per person/night

1 per cabin – $175 per person/night

Deluxe Rooms – $85-$300 per person/night