This is our 44th year of hosting the event and we are always looking for students to complete our lineup. Our event is unique in that our teachers do not get paid by the organization, instead they volunteer their time and talent to make the event successful. 

2021 Registration Fees: 
DORM: Double Occupancy - $525.00 USD per person -$1,015.00 USD per couple - includes 
food, dorm room (double occupancy) and administrative fee.
NOTE: Dorm rooms are double occupancy. There is an additional $75.00 USD charge for a single dorm room, single occupancy dorm rooms are very limited.

MOTEL OR OTHER: $410.00 USD per person - $785.00 USD per couple (includes food and 
administrative fee.)
You are responsible for making your own Motel reservations.

What does my tuition include?
Your tuition for the Doane Experience includes an air-conditioned shared dorm room, all meals, beginning Sunday July 18th and through dinner on Friday July 23rd. In addition, classes are held in private air-conditioned class rooms. For anyone requesting,  a private dorm is available for a small fee.

About the classes:
Our classes are intentionally kept small to allow a more personal learning experience for you. Smaller classes mean more time for you to learn and ask questions. Class fees are not included in the Doane Experience tuition. These class fees are to provide the learning materials for you in class. You will find that the fees are very modest. 

We provide onsite wood and tool vendors. Hummul Woodcarving sets up annually to provide woodcarving tools and supplies to finish any project. We also have Loess Hills Sawmill with many choices of wood sizes and types. 

In addition to the vendors, many instructors sell carving roughouts and tools. 

Other Opportunities:

In the evenings we offer "Impromptu" classes. These classes give you an opportunity to try a new smaller carving project. There will be a sign up sheet located outside the cafeteria listing the opportunities. 

Non-carving activities include hanging out with new friends in one of the Dorms lounge areas. The city of Crete also offers many great dining experiences, lounges, and even a movie theatre. Of course you can always simply take an evening stroll around the beautiful Doane University campus.

If this information makes you excited in attending, click on the "classes" page and enter your information and we will send you an email with more information. 

Information will be available to send on February 1, 2021, so sign up and you will be added to our email list.

Please check back in upcoming months as we spotlight more of our 2021 instructors.
Deb Russell - Chip Carving
Carol Leavy - Holiday Carvings
Norm Minske - Bark House
Richard Houlden - Cartoons to Caricatures
Mid-America Woodcarvers Association Annual 

Doane Woodcarving Experience