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 37th Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach
The Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center2019 FWKC Logo
Stanwood, Washington

March 14-17, 2019


Registration for the 2019 Conference is OPEN!

Check out the DETAILS page for the schedule and complete registration information!
Brief class descriptions and photos can be found on the CLASSES page.

Once again we have a terrific lineup of instructors from around the world presenting an incredible variety of kites and techniques. The classes are open to all and are filled on a first come, first served basis, so check out the information pages and documents, mark the date on your calendar, and RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Congratulations to Chris Hanson, AKA Grand National Champion kitemaker and now winner of the 2019 FWKC conference package raffle! And congratulations to Alen Johnson who, as winner of the Handcrafted Kite competition Novice winners raffle at Washington State International Kite Festival, was awarded a FWKC conference scholarship for 2019!

Last year's Ft. Worden Kitemakers Conference at the Warm Beach facility, located in Stanwood, Washington, was a great success with teachers and attendees from around the globe. The facilities continued to be comfortable and convenient, and the purpose, well, you know...  we made kites, learned new techniques and methods, saw old friends, made new ones, hopefully won a raffle item, and had a great weekend with other kite makers and flyers. If you did not join us in the past few years, you can check out the camp on their web site. We hope you join us this year for more kite making during a fun, relaxed weekend.

Our purpose is to make kites, learn new techniques and methods, see old friends, make new ones, hopefully win a raffle item, and have a great weekend with other kite makers and flyers. We hope you can join us!

If you are not on our email list, send us your contact information so you will receive email updates. Questions? Use this email link for them, too.  We don't send much mail, and definitely use your email address and name ONLY for our updates. We don't share.

And what is Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference? It is a wonderful gathering of kite makers from all around the world. It is an opportunity to learn, share information, and socialize with kite friends, new and old. We strive to have classes for everyone. Each year our curriculum committee puts together an exceptional list of teachers with classes to accommodate all skill levels and kiting interests. You are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend! Click on the classes tab above to see past classes and teachers.

Dates for 2019         
The dates for the upcoming 2019 Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach are March 14 through 17, 2019.  Be sure you are on our contact list for emailed updates. If you did not get an email from us regarding the this past conference,  drop us a note. We will be happy to add your name to our mailing list. Do you have a friend interested in attending? Have them send us their email address and be placed on our mailing list, too.  We want you to join us!

Spread the Word

Our planning committee will produce flyers describing the spread the wordconference and the dates. You can use these to share with your friends and associates. They will be available at kite events and kite shops each summer. Thank you for spreading the word about our conference!