A weekend open air camping + maker event on the Oregon coast!

Camp out in a beautiful meadow near the Oregon coast and do hands-on projects inside a barn-turned-makerspace. Tickets are available now

Maker land is a unique blend of expert-led workshops and self-directed, unstructured learning. Some content is scheduled, but the main area is reserved for general use/making/hacking.

Have a workshop idea? It can be anything hands-on. Propose a workshop over on this page.


Campers are free to camp only 1 night or up to all 3 nights. They may arrive Friday evening (August 19th) or Saturday morning (August 20th). A welcoming presentation will take place Saturday at 11AM and campers can leave Sunday night (the 21st) or Monday morning (the 22nd).

The activities will be at The Artfarm Barn, Seal Rock, OR, nestled next to a salmon spawning creek near the beach and a national forest. There is working power and wi-fi, and the barn is furnished on the inside with plenty of workspaces. There is limited water and there are two solar shower bags with a private showering area. Find out more about transport.

If you are unsure about camping, we have six semi-private spaces (bunk beds) inside the Art Barn. If you would like to learn more about these or any of the other details, please contact mogden at gmail.com.

What To Bring

  • Enough fresh water for yourself for the weekend (the barn is off the water grid, supply is limited)
  • Outdoor friendly shoes
  • Earplugs
  • Tent or hammock to camp in (PSU also offers equipment rentals to the public!)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Foam or inflatable camping pad to sleep on
  • Toiletries including natural soap (e.g. Doctor Bronners)
  • Towel(s)
  • Instruments! Or other ways to make music. There are speakers/projector in the barn.
  • LEDs and other things that glow at night
  • Laptop (there is power and wifi but wifi is not very fast)
  • Phone (there is spotty 4G signal)
  • Associated Chargers for the above items
  • Enough clothing for your stay, including clothing for 40-50 degrees at night
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Baby wipes (for "hand showers")
  • Solar shower bag (if you really need to shower)
  • Insect repellent
  • Board/Card Games
  • Headphones
  • Medications
  • Snacks to Share
  • A Good Attitude
  • Anything else you need to survive the weekend!


Campers can arrive Friday evening (August 19th) or Saturday morning (August 20th). A welcoming presentation will take place Saturday at 11:30AM and campers can leave Sunday night (the 21st) or Monday morning (the 22nd).

Confirmed Workshops Shown Below (More coming soon!)

08am - 11:00amSeal Rock State park

Seal Rock Beach Exploration

11:30am - 12pmArt Barn

Welcome! And Opening Remarks

12pm - 1:00pmArt Barn


01:15pm - 2pmArt Barn

Show and Tell

03pm - 4:00pmArt Barn

Workshop: Jar of Fireflies

Joe FitzPatrick @securelyfitz

4pm - 05:00pmArt Barn

Make 3D computer graphics with WebGL

05pm - 6:00pmMeadow

Demo: Drone Nature Videography

Briton Ogden @britonogden

6pm - 07:00pmArt Barn


Propose A Workshop

Call For Workshops

There won't be any talks at Maker Land, only workshops. The goal is to do something fun that has a hands-on and/or physical component and inspires participants to dive deeper into the subject area in the future. Maker Land workshops are ideally accessible to a range of skill sets and encourages participants to work together to build something that they can demo at the end. An ideal workshop time period is 1-2 hours. If approved you will be notified by email.

Use the following Google Form to submit an idea:

Propose A Workshop Here

You will be in a barn in the forest, and the internet connection will probably not be blazing fast. Try to come up with something that works without great internet and/or has a physical/real-world/hands-on component.

Contact the organizers @denormalize and @jonhannis with any questions.

Makerland Tickets

These standard tickets come with 4 meals which will be prepared by a local caterer who makes really awesome meat/vegetarian local organic meals. Meal ticket includes admission plus 4 catered meals during the event: Dinner 8/19, Lunch and Dinner 8/20, and Lunch 8/21. Note that breakfast is not provided.

To buy multiple types of tickets at once you can use this link.

If you prefer to bring your own food and prepare them DIY yourself (no kitchen facilities available), we have a discounted ticket price: