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A School to Bring Folks Together

Who We Are
For 95 years, John C. Campbell Folk School has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. We offer year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing. All students and visitors are encouraged to become a part of the community through all-school activities such as concerts, dances, presentations and meals. We hope you will join us and be a part of our incredible community. We invite you to find your place at the Folk School.

Our Vision
A community that awakens, enlivens, and enlightens the world.

Our Mission
The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery.

Our Values
Joy  We bring originality, creativity and passion to all endeavors—we sing behind the plow. 
Kindness  We treat everyone with respect, humility and warmth.
Stewardship  We honor the traditions and spirit of the Folk School as we guide its evolution and preserve it for the future.
Non-competitive  We support and affirm each other in lifelong growth.
Be sure to check out our 2021 lineup of classes on our find-a-class page, and read about our fascinating history on our main website. Join us on our blogFacebook and Instagram where you'll connect with thousands of other folkschoolers.

John C. Campbell Folk School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more about how you can support the Folk School.