Summer Camps


The Handwork Studio's summer camp is a unique, creative, fun and educational way for your child to learn the traditions of needle arts and machine sewing. Our philosophy is one that focuses on the individual growth and ability of each student.  

Located in 10 states, you can find The Handwork Studio Summer Camp in some of the country's finest independent schools and universities. When you walk into our camps, you will be greeted by one of our enthusiastic and compassionate counselors.  Our team is comprised of loving and patient professional artists and skilled teachers dedicated to empowering the next generation of crafters!

Our Camps

The Handwork Studio Day Camp program
Handwork Day Camp
(Ages 5-12)

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Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as, hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving,needle-felting and much more! Campers are always free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. Join the fun with Summer 2018's fresh new curriculum with different projects every week!

The Handwork Studio Glamorize Your Doll TM
Glamorize Your Doll Camp®
(Ages 7-12)

Glamorize Your Doll® - To find out more information about dates by location please click HERE

Get set for some serious fashion fun! Glamorize Your Doll is designed for campers who have the desire to create trendy clothes and accessories for their very own 18" Doll. Patient, kind, and skilled Handwork Studio counselors will teach machine and hand-sewing, embroidery, and other embellishing techniques to allow each campers to craft unique projects for their doll. Camp includes all materials, from sewing machines to fabric. Just bring your own doll* and imagination! Join the fun with Summer 2018's fresh new curriculum with different projects every week!

* Dolls are always welcome but please leave accessories at home.

The Handwork Studio Fashion & MachineSewing Camp
Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp
(Ages 9-15)

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Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself the wonderful world of machine sewing! Designed with older campers in mind, this program is all about choice and creative expression. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of Simplicity Creative Group patterns, our exclusive pattern partner. In addition to a catalog of over 20 patterns, campers get to choose from dozens and dozens of tempting fabrics to bring style and flare to every creation. There are more than enough options to keep you coming back week after week and year after year*.

*New on-trend pattern selection added for 2019


The Handwork Studio Fashion Bootcamp
Fashion Bootcamp
(Ages 11-16)

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From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, watch your fashion dreams come to life in this 3-week, award-winning program! Aspiring designers will immerse themselves in the fashion world by learning how to execute a collection. A field trip to a local fabric shop will further teach and inspire our budding fashionistas*. As an exciting culmination of the program, campers will have the opportunity to produce a runway show for their family and friends and model their designs. Our talented instructors will patiently guide and mentor each designer through this exciting and challenging process.
*No prior machine sewing experience necessary.

The Handwork Studio Sew-Tech Camp
Sew-Tech Camp
(Ages 8-14)

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Join us this summer for our exciting STEAM based Sew-Tech Camp! This program invites campers to tinker with technology, science, and fibers to develop interactive creations.

Our innovative curriculum blends art and science so that each child will be able to create smart accessories, interactive toys, and light up wearables. Projects will involve the use of LED lights, sound, motors, sewing machines, thread, fabric and more! The possibilities are endless-- whether you are a boy or girl, scientist or artist, this program is designed to boost the appetite of the both left and right brain thinker. All supplies are included, no experience necessary, and projects will change from week to week so that campers are sure to love continuing to work in Sew Tech Camp's Craft Lab!

Make A Memory Quilt
(Grades 4-10)

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Our Make a Memory Quilt Camp is focused on sharing the "story of your life." This program will teach campers how to design and sew their very own functional quilt.  Memory quilts are created by campers using their own t-shirts.  Shirt from theater performances, sports jerseys, volunteering experiences, or any special clothing items you want to include is a great way to preserve the memory.   

Your Memory Quilt is sure to become a favorite cozy family keepsake!  Campers will need to provide at least 10-20 tee shirts that can be cut and used in their memory quilt. All other equipment and materials will be provided (batting, sewing machines, thread, additional fabric, etc). No experience is necessary.  Sewing skills will be taught in this program. 

Sweets and Treats
Sweets and Treats
(Grades K-6)

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Join The Handwork Studio, as we explore the sweet world of candy making, cupcake decorating, cake pops, and cookies! Each week is themed so that campers can indulge themselves in the joy of learning to make each yummy treat.  Kids will dip, frost, bake, and decorate.  We'll end the week helping campers to sew (on a sewing machine) their own "goodie bag" in which to take their creations home. We will nibble as we go; however, we encourage responsible snacking and send most of the treats home at the end of the week to share with family and friends.

We are excited to have Wilton Brands sponsor our Sweets, Treats and Eats Camp by providing the supplies, materials and goodies coming home!  Since 1929, Wilton has been the worldwide leader in cake decorating products and education and we are honored that they have chosen to work with us to provide and exceptional experience for your camper.  No matter what you’re baking or decorating – from cakes and cupcakes to cookies and candies – Wilton’s got you covered with the tools, tips, tricks and inspiration you need to bake your world happy. Wilton believes every day is a good day for cake and treats and we couldn’t agree more!

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At some locations you register directly with The Handwork Studio any time after January 1st, all the way until the last week of camp. Some locations you will register directly with the school, see our Locations page for more information!

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