CCA Carve-a-long East


 CCA-carve-a-long East

This event has been discontinued at Lake Placid,

if you would like to sponsor it in your area contact Jim O'Dea at [email protected]

This event was moved  in 2013 to Lake Placid, NY  under the sponsorship of the Lake Placid Woodcarving Experience and held at the Northwoods Inn. . It was previously  held in  Rhode Island (under sponsorship of the Mystic Carving Club)  and prior to that in Hamburg, NY (under sponsorship of the Southtowns carving club) and prior to that in Monore, NY (under sponsorship of the Mid-Hudson carving club). 

This event is supported by the CCA in that they "coordinate" getting CCA members to teach at it.   


What is it? and  Who is teaching? -  3 days of classes with 3 Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) Instructors. 

You will spend one day with each of the 3 instructor working on a different project with each instructor. Maximum of 12 students per instructor but more likely will actually be 7-10 per instructor.  Students need to be comfortable using palm sized hand tools including knives, v-tools and gouges. Other than that no particular skills are needed.  Students will have the opportunity to raise their level of caricature carving skills with experts in the field.


You can receive email alerts about   all woodcarving events at Lake Placid  by joining the LakePlacidWoodcarving group newsletter.   Just send an email to[email protected] from your email account, you don't have to say anything in the email at all, just send it.


Where is it held? - Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid, NY

See thier web site at

Eat, Sleep and Carve in the same building. Elevator and some rooms can accommodate electric chairs.  All rooms are 2 room suites. Some kitchenettes available. This is a pet friendly hotel as is the Adirondack Region.

How much does it cost? -

Two Students Sharing a room with 2 double beds - $395 each student inclusive of instruction, room, board and gratuities when you share a suite with another carver.  

If you have another student you want to share a room with each of you should phone as close together as possible and make your reservations citing the person you want to share a room with.  If you don't have a person in mind, one will be assigned for you of the same sex..

One Student in a room -  $538 -  have a private room or no extra charge for a non-student staying in the room with you so bring a spouse or companion to share the room. This price also includes the instruction, room and board for the 1 student.

Spouse or companion meal plan -$116 - this is an optional meal plan for the same meals you as a student recieve in the event you bring a non- student companion with you and they want to take there meals with you.  There is always the option as well for them to take some meals with you and pay off the menu.

Commuter/RV student  package - $226 This includes lunches only plus instruction.  You must find your own accomodations/  RV park

Extra Nights at hotel before or after this event  - ask for the "woodcarvers Rate"

Blanks and/or roughouts are extra - pay the instructor directly

What do you get? - besides the best of instruction in the art of caricature carving, for $395 (2 students sharing the room) you get a 2 room suite with one sitting room and one bedroom with 2 beds, shared with another carver, If you do not have someone to share the room, the hotel will assign a room mate of the same sex -you do NOT need to find a roommate - if none is available you get your own room at no additional charge.

and the following meals:

                                 Check in night - dinner (whenever you arrive between 6pm and 9pm),

                                   1st class day - Breakfast and Lunch (you are on your own for dinner to explore Lake Placid)

                                    2nd class day - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

                                    3rd class day  - Breakfast and Lunch

                                    Special dietary needs can be met - just let hotel know when you register.

The rooms -  are all 2 room suites which contain one bedroom. There are 2 rooms plus a bathroom in each suite. The rooms are set up with a  " sitting room"  with a TV , and one bedroom with either 2 double beds, a queen or a King bed and a privacy door to that bedroom. Most rooms that have a King bed also have a pull out sofa in the sitting room for an extra person to sleep on. The bathroom is right next to the suite entrance door, so from the bedroom you pass through the sitting room to get to it.  The sitting room in some suites has a small kichenette in it, most do not. If you are on medication requiring keeping the meds cold, please ask for a "kichenette room". See the Northwoods Inn link above and click on "Accommodations"

Extra nights at hotel available before or after the event at reduced rates - ask for the "Woodcarvers Rate". 

How do I register?  call the Northwoods Inn 866-294-7171 and ask for the CCA Carve-a-long East package that you want ( such as: Two Students Sharing a room,  One Student in a room, Spouse or companion meal plan ,   and specifically ask for Kevin if you want the Commuter/RV student  package) . 

Be sure to state if you have specific dietary needs. Also let them know if you need to refrigerate medications.

Full payment will be charged against your credit card when you register. A full refund is available up to 14 days before the event, after that any refund is dependent upon the ability of the hotel to put another carver in the class from a waiting list. If you want to be assigned a room with a specific individual, please let the clerk know that when you call, otherwise you will be assigned another roommate randomly .


About the package prices and hotel specific call Kevin at the hotel  866-294-7171. 

 About the classes themselves email Jim O'Dea at jeodea @ AOl . com or call 941-697-2002


You can receive email alerts about this CCA Carve-a-long and all woodcarving events at Lake Placid by joining the LakePlacidWoodcarving group newsletter. Just send an email to[email protected] from your email account, you don't have to say anything in the email at all, just send it.

To Return to the  Lake Placid Woodcarving Experience web site:


These 3 projects are Joe Schumacher's - you will have your choice but please email Joe well in advance so he knows how many of each to bring  - [email protected]