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Summer @ Potomac

1301 Potomac School Rd. McLean, VA 22101-2398

June 17th - August 2nd, 2019

Whether you have a budding fashionista with her own sense of style and design or a crafty kid who craves making a one-of-a-kind creatures, our wide array of needle-arts based craft camp programs may be just the thing! The Handwork Studio camps will envelop campers in creativity, while our fabulous team of counselors cheer them on, helping kids build on old skills or learn brand new ones.  Check out all the fun programs we have going on during Summer @ Potomac's 2019 camp season!

*Before and after care available at this location through The Potomac School.

* Campers are expected to bring a non-refrigerated lunch and snack each day.

More information and pricing about our programs at Summer @ Potomac can be found HERE



Summer Overview

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Daily Schedule

9:00-9:15AM - Camper arrival
9:15-10:30AM - Sewing part 1
10:30-10:45AM - Snack (campers are responsible for bringing their own food)
10:45AM-Noon -  Sewing part1 continued
Noon-12:30PM - Lunch (campers are responsible for bringing their own food)
12:30-2:45PM - Sewing part 2
2:45-3:00PM - Clean-up and camper departure


The Handwork Studio Day Camp program
Fiber Arts Camp
(Grades K-6)

June 17th - August 2nd (1-week sessions)

At the Handwork Studio Fiber Arts Day Camp, our goal is to envelope campers in learning, creativity, imagination, and giggles. Campers will spend their time sharing stories and laughs while stitching snuggly creatures, and crafting handy dandy accessories. Each week campers will partake in learning the wonderful practical skills of knitting, hand and machine sewing, needle-felting and much more! 

Every week, join us for a different array of amazing crafts. Whether building on old skills or learning brand new ones, Handwork Studio Fiber Arts Day Camp is sure to delight! All materials and supplies are included, no previous experience necessary.

The Handwork Studio Fashion & MachineSewing Camp
Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp
(Grades 5-8)

June 17th - August 2nd (1-week sessions)

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


More information and pricing about our programs at Potomac School can be found HERE

The Handwork Studio Sew-Tech Camp
Sew Tech Camp
(Grades 2-4th)

June 24th and July 8th ( 1-week sessions)

Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors knitting, crocheting, and weaving the day away. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects from snuggly creatures and flannel pajama shorts to wall pendants and needle-felted sushi. Our goal is to teach useful skills in a space where campers are free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether you’re refining your skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. Join the fun!

The Handwork Studio Day Camp program
Woodworking Camp
(Grades 4th-9th)

June 17th - August 2nd (1-week sessions)

*Not offered the week of July 1st

Can you build it? Of course, you can! Learn classic woodworking skills in a hands-on environment. Handwork Studio instructors will guide campers patiently and safely to create a variety of projects while learning to accurately design, measure, saw, drill and finish their projects properly. Additionally, campers build on their confidence and love for working with their hands. No experience necessary and projects change week to week so campers can continuously expand on their skills.

Cosplay Camp
(Grades 4th - 9th)

June 17th-July 21st ( 1-week session)

New for Summer 2019! Cosplay campers will be immersed in the world of costumes, character interpretation,  imagination and crafting! Skilled Handwork Studio Instructors will guide you through creating a costume of your favorite character or persona you want to bring to life. During your week with us, you will learn the fundamentals of machine sewing, costume design, and delve into developing your character. Campers will be incredibly proud of their one of a kind costume that is perfect for dressing up or even Halloween!  Join us this summer for an amazing experience, open to all skill levels.

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