How to tell campfire stories

  • August 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $11.14-$67.90 Register Now

Campfire stories are always spooky fun, and there are specific techniques you can use to make them truly effective. Join storyteller and coach Laura Packer for a useful, entertaining class on stories that will make campers from 4 to 94 get a chill, giggle, and look over their shoulders.

Expect to learn:

  • What is a campfire story and how does it differ from other stories
  • How to create a story that sounds like it is from local folklore and lived experience
  • How to tell a story around a campfire and deal with unexpected acoustics and lighting
  • How to create a great jump moment in your stories
  • What stories are best for different ages
  • Where to find campfire stories
  • and more!

This class includes some lecture, a lot of participation, and a useful handout that you'll refer to long after the class ends.

This class will be held live on Zoom and will not be recorded.

Date & Time

Sun, Aug 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Laura Packer

The stories we tell matter. Whether we are telling to kids, crafting a presentation for work, preparing for a concert, or something else entirely, what we say and how we say it is important. 

Listening matters. When we listen to each other we find understanding and compassion we might otherwise have missed. 

Storyteller, coach, and author Laura Packer has 30+ years of experience helping people create and share stories, listen to each other more deeply, and leading organizations and individuals to better stories and deeper self-understanding.. She understands the transformational power of storytelling and listening, and how they help us understand ourselves, each other, and the world.

In addition to her award-winning performance and writing work, Laura is an experienced coach and educator, helping people understand themselves, their stories, and their worlds.. Her coaching and teaching work ranges from storytelling to writing to creativity to social change and more, and has been described as "transformational."

As the sole proprietor of, Laura helps for- and non-profits identify, craft and hone their stories. Whether for marketing, recruitment, fund raising, leadership, or something else, every organization has stories that need to be told.

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