Intimate and inspiring workshops for children's authors and illustrators.


When we began offering Foundation workshops, we knew we had a unique situation: a campus tucked away in the picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, with the solitude writers and artists need to produce their best work.

Plan your visit to our special property

Our campus consists of the Founders’ farmhouse, 21 cabins, a lodge, and a 5,200-square-foot Retreat Center known as the Barn at Boyds Mills, 10 miles from Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

The Barn has several relaxed classroom-like areas, a Great Hall, an outdoor fireplace and a giant kitchen. There is space for meetings, meals and just hanging out. The Lodge contains eight private rooms with private baths, and a great room for getting together with others, or just relaxing.

Explore the surrounding woods
This intimate and inspiring setting in the Pocono Mountains features serene walking trails; a 1,300-acre forest; a creek that runs to the nearby Delaware; crisp, clean days; and night skies blanketed with stars.

Retreat into your own intimate space
Cabins and lodge rooms have modern facilities and are writer-ready with desks, chairs, and filled bookshelves.

Nourish yourself with inspiring food
Farm-style meals are prepared by a top-notch chef and mealtimes are perfect for lively discussions. Snacks are always available for late-night or early morning writing sessions.