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Welcome to The Handwork Studio!

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Kids always leave camp with a new skill set and soaring confidence.


Campers are taught by a team of professional artists and skilled teachers.


 20 years of getting kids excited about hands-on learning.

The Handwork Studio Promise

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We're so glad you're here! The Handwork Studio is a fun, summer enrichment camp where kids learn by making. Since 2001, we've been the leading educators in teaching kids hands-on skills that you won't find in your school curriculum. Whether your child is interested in building, sewing, coding or design, we provide engaging activities for kids to embrace their imagination and think like innovators.

Inside a safe, nurturing environment, kids are encouraged to embrace the emotional journey that comes with learning a new skill and master confidence. Kids are guided throughout a week of camp to shake off the nerves, commit to their choices, overcome challenges and leave camp confident in their capabilities.

Come discover the joys of experiential learning this summer and create memories and gain skills that last a lifetime!

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Unique Summer Programs in Hands-On Learning

Each program is designed to help kids embrace their imagination and experience the joy of experiential learning. 

Under the guidance of experienced counselors and our award-winning curriculum, kids go from beginners to confident creators.

With programs in Jr. Robotics & Coding, Design & Build, Fashion, Art and Technical Theater, your child can learn by making all summer long.

Browse Programs for Your Child
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Enriching Summer Camp Environment

We're a place to learn. But we're also a summer camp. That means your child gets the best of both worlds.

Our camps are full of themed-days, socialization and opportunities to learn and play outside. With locations in some of the best independents schools in the country, kids are in a safe, nurturing environment for them to thrive.

Find Your Summer Camp Location
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Embrace the Process of Learning a New Skill

When your child learns how to sew, saw or code for the first time they begin a journey towards mastery.  Each day of camp represents a step in our unique process of helping kids learn by making.

Our unique process takes the campers through the phases of Comfort, Commitment, Courage, Capabilities and Confidence. 

Discover The Handwork Journey
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What are other families saying about their Handwork Studio experience?

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The instruction and content have been amazing. My kids actually told me, "Thank you so much for signing us up for this!"

Game, Play & Design

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This was the most engaged I've seen my daughter since the pandemic started - she did this constantly on her own and LOVED it...great camp and subject material - thank you!

Code and Create

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My child is literally LOVING this experience! When it’s over, they spend the next 2 hours working on their own creation.

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My daughter is busy creating things for a solid 3 hours. She is very happy.

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Discover the power of hands-on learning! Here's how to get started at home...

Download “The Handwork Activity Guide”. Inside you’ll find 5 innovative activities with step-by-step video instruction to help your child develop confidence in robotics sequencing, art, architecture, tech theatre & fashion. The best part...all activities only require household items. Complete your details below to download your copy.



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