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The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape

Join us for our 22nd Annual Event!
Classes by renown teachers......

Taught in a beautiful setting.......

Enjoy the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains and beautiful Bass Lake
while you stamp your heart(and your art) out!
Welcome Party, Door Prizes, Goody Bags and More!

$350 per person

  (accommodations not included)
           Please note the above price is for payment by check or cash taken or mailed to
   The Cat's Meow with a completed registration form. 
                  You may also call 559-642-6611 with your credit card information and mail or email your form.

 Download Registration Form for 2025

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About the Event

Join us for a fun-filled weekend at The Pines Resort on the shores of beautiful Bass Lake. Your weekend will include 12 hours of hands-on classes taught by leading instructors in the paper arts industry. Total registration fee for the weekend is $350. There will be four classes offered, each student will take all four. Registration is limited to 100 students. Two lunches are provided, however lodging and other meals are not included.

About the Classes

Classes at The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape 2025 will include a variety of projects geared toward the intermediate to the advanced stamper. Each instructor and class has been selected to enhance your knowledge and to introduce you to exciting new products and techniques. Each class will be 3 hours in length. Teachers are being specially selected this year to offer a broad range of techniques so that students of varying skill levels and interests will find classes perfect for their interests and ability. We hope you will love all of the classes.....we know there will be something for everyone! 
Teachers are.....
To be announced

We are always happy to have such a great lineup of teachers, with diverse styles. We know you will enjoy their classes!

Arrival Day

This year we will have your goody bags and information for the weekend available all day Thursday and Friday. Stop by any time between 9 am and 5 pm either day for refreshments and to shop for your last-minute necessities! Each year, we have a trading card swap (trading card size is always 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"). Any theme is acceptable. Make sure to include your name on the back. You will want to make enough to trade with everyone! 

Goodies, Door Prizes and Meals

Goody bags will be given out upon your arrival, and valuable door prizes will be given out at the end of the event. We will provide lunch both Saturday and Sunday which may be eaten in the meeting rooms. Coffee and water service will be provided in the classrooms on both days.

Retail Sales

Saturday evening, Sunday in the morning and at lunch time Sunday, we will offer merchandise for sale that is related to the class projects. You may pay for purchases with cash, check, or credit card. We will have a separate area set up as a "store" to make your shopping experience enjoyable.

What to Bring

A complete list of items you need to bring will be provided prior to the event. We make every effort to provide all materials for each class, but plan to bring your basic tool kit. Remember to have tool kits with you at all times as you will need them for the make-and-takes, as well. Closer to event time, you will be emailed a list of basic tools the teachers suggest you bring.

Cancellation Policy

Space is reserved upon receipt of your deposit or payment in full. We cannot reserve space without payment. The event will be filled in order of receipt of payment. Full payment must be made by 01/15/25. No refunds will be made after 01/15/25. There are no exceptions, however, if you are unable to attend we will try to fill your space from our waiting list. If there is no waiting list, you may transfer your space to another on your own. Please inform us if this is the case. There will be a $50 processing fee for any refunds given between 06/15/24 and 01/15/25.  You may mail a check with your registration form or drop your payment by the store,  If you choose to pay by credit card, please call the store and mail or email your registration form. Teachers and class topics are confirmed as advertised, however, there may be changes beyond our control. The Cat's Meow cannot be held liable for such changes and these changes are not reason for cancellation by students.


We have found that students preferred to make their lodging arrangements at The Pines Resort which gave the weekend more of a retreat feel. We have reserved a block of chalets and suites and have a special rate for the weekend. Each chalet has a bedroom downstairs and a living room and fully equipped kitchen upstairs. Some of the chalets have a king bed and others have two queen beds. All have a sofa bed in the living room. Suite information can be obtained from The Pines Resort. You can get more information about the resort at Call Kathleen Drake at 559-692-8842. Be sure to say you are part of The Cat's Meow Block when making your reservation to get your special rate. Kathleen is handling the reservations for The Cat's Meow Block! If you prefer to stay in Oakhurst, contact us for suggestions (about a 15 minute drive).


We will offer refreshments at the The Cat's Meow on Friday until closing at 5pm. Breakfast amd dinner meals during the weekend are at your own expense. We will provide lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, which can be eaten on the decks, or in class areas if there is space (teachers will need to reset class tables during lunch).

There are several dining options at the lake. Ducey's On The Lake is a nice dining room with a view of the lake. The Lakeside Grill at Ducey's is upstairs and also has lake views. They offer a selection of moderately priced burgers and salads. There is a market with a deli, and also a Mexican restaurant within walking distance. Pizza can be ordered at the Pines Bakery and can be picked up and taken to your chalet. Feel free to bring your own food as you will have ample cooking facilities in your chalet.

Download 2025 Registration Form

This Form is in PDF format, in order to view and print you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't already have it you can download it for free, just click on the get Adobe Acrobat Reader icon, or click here.