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In the operation of Okanagan Folk School (OKFS) programs, no individual or group will be discriminated against because of race, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.


We believe that craft and learned skills education should be accessible to anyone with an interest in learning, and that the mission of our school is made richer by welcoming a diverse range of students and participants to our campus.


Due to the unique nature of each course, minimum age requirements are defined by the instructor. All courses that are open for intergenerational learning are clearly defined by the course description. Please inquire at registration about restrictions.

Registration Deadlines

Registering early also gives our instructors adequate time to prepare course materials, which can be extensive. It also gives you time to acquire supplies you are required to bring to course (a materials list will be mailed after you register). For intermediate to advanced courses, you may have “homework” to do in advance.

Courses are intentionally kept small and often fill quickly, so registering as early as possible is encouraged. Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is especially advisable as courses without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. That said, if you find a course you want to take close to the start date, give us a call. Last minute changes may have left a spot open just for you!

Course Payments

Tuition and materials fees must be paid in full to secure registration in a course. For courses where the materials fee varies, the fee is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of course. Payments for course registration must be made via the OKFS website.

Waiting Lists

OKFS manages waiting lists for courses that have filled. Individuals on the waiting list are contacted only if an opening becomes available.

Course Content

While we make every effort to verify their accuracy, course descriptions are provided by instructors, who are independent contractors, and cannot be warranted by the OKFS.


We respect your privacy and will not sell or give your mailing address or e-mail address to another party. We use our mailing list to notify you of new courses and current events here at OKFS. You may ask to be removed from our mailing list or e-mail newsletter list at any time by contacting us at

Read our complete Privacy Policy here.

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