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Sidwell Friends School

3825 Wisconsin Avenue Washington, DC 20016

Dates
June 8th-August 14th 2020

The Handwork Studio is where kids learn by making. From sewing to coding to building, each week our camp encourages campers to take a break from screens and discover how to create with their hands.

Whether your child is new to handwork or is a returner, our talented counselors are trained to meet where they are on their creative journey. 

This summer, you can choose between 12 programs. One week  your child can be learning to build functional furniture and the next be constructing their own on-trend clothes. 

The possibilities are endless to learn by making. 

*Before and after care available at this location through Sidwell Friends.

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

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Summer Overview

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Fiber Arts Camp
Fiber Arts Camp
(Grades K-6)
Dates

June 8th- August 14th* (1-week sessions)

Explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Campers are guided by The Handwork Studio’s patient and skilled instructors to embrace their imagination and harness their potential through creation. Fiber Arts Day Camp meets each camper where they are on their creative journey, whether they are first-time creators or returners.  Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Glamorize Your Doll Camp®
Glamorize Your Doll Camp®
(Grades 2-5)
Dates

Weeks of June 15th & August 3rd (1-week sessions)

Get set for some serious fashion fun!  Glamorize Your Doll Camp inspires campers to create impressive on-trend clothes and accessories for their very own 18” doll. Skilled Handwork Studio counselors patiently guide campers to learn practical sewing skills and embellishing techniques to bring their fashion creations to life. No experience is necessary, campers bring their own 18” doll, and all other supplies are included.

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

More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp
Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp
(Grades 4-8)
Dates

June 15th- August 14th* (1-week sessions)

Aspiring designers and creative campers interested in learning new skills, look no further! Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp provides an immersive experience into the world of machine sewing. Skilled Handwork Studio teachers instruct beginners and advanced campers on how to construct clothes and accessories from start to finish. Choosing from our large catalog of patterns provided by our exclusive partner, Simplicity Creative Group, means this camp is about choice.  Campers have the freedom to decide what to pursue from backpacks, to stuffed animals, to dresses, and PJ’s all while learning new skills. With our endless options, campers can come back week after week, and year after year. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

*New on-trend pattern selection added for 2020

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More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Jr. Robotics
Jr. Robotics
(Grades K-2)
Dates

June 8th-August 14th (1-week sessions)

Design. Build. Code. Play. This screen-free camp teaches robotics and coding to young learners in a fun, imaginative and collaborative environment. Each week campers learn how to bring their robots to life through design thinking, coding, sequencing and problem-solving. Through play and creative self-expression, campers learn invaluable skills that set the stage for success in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  

Fashion Bootcamp
Fashion Bootcamp
(Grades 6-11)
Dates

July 13th - July 31st (1, 3-Week Session)

From start to finish, this program guides your budding fashionista through the journey of making it as a fashion designer. Under the guidance of professional Handwork designers, campers learn how to sketch their ideas, choose materials during a field trip to a local fabric shop, and construct their designs from scratch. As a culmination of the program, campers will even have the opportunity to produce a runway show to model their designs for family and friends! No experience is necessary; however, many campers have benefitted from taking our Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp prior.

More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Design & Build
Design & Build
(Grades K-3)
Dates

June 8th-August 14th (1-week sessions)

Dream it, design it, build it! Using award-winning recycled cardboard-based construction systems, hand-tools, imagination, and problem-solving skills, the possibilities are endless. Expert Handwork Studio instructors challenge campers to explore architectural concepts, gain a deeper understanding of spatial relationships, and experiment to bring structures from their minds to reality. It’s Minecraft  in reality! All supplies are included, no experience necessary, and projects will change from week to week.

Sew-Tech Camp
Sew-Tech Camp
(Grades 3-5)
Dates

June 8th & August 10th (1-week sessions)

Sew Tech’s STEAM based curriculum invites campers to tinker with technology, science, and fibers to develop interactive creations. Our innovative projects blend art and science so that each child creates smart accessories, kinetic toys, and light up wearables. Projects involve the use of LED lights, motors, sewing machines, thread, fabric, and more! The possibilities are endless - perfect for boys and girls, scientists and artists, this program is designed to boost the appetite of both the left and right brain thinker. All supplies are included, no experience necessary, and projects change weekly.

More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Memory Quilt Camp
Memory Quilt Camp
(Grades 4-10)
Dates

July 22nd  (1-week session)

Memory Quilt Camp is a journey to teach campers how to design and machine sew their very own functional and sentimental quilt. Memory quilts are created by campers using 10-20 shirts that can be cut into approximately 10” x 10” squares. Shirts can be from past theater performances, sports jerseys, volunteering experiences, or any special clothing or fabric items that fit the size requirement. At the end of the week, completed quilts will be finished and are bound to become a favorite cozy keepsake. Aside from shirts, all other equipment and materials will be provided (batting, sewing machines, thread, etc). No experience is necessary.

More information and pricing about our programs at Sidwell Friends can be found HERE.

Woodworking Camp
Woodworking Camp
(Grades 4th-8th)
Dates

June 8th-August 14th (1-week sessions)

Measure, saw, hammer, and nail! Handwork Studio instructors safely guide beginners and advanced campers alike to learn the practical and timeless craft of woodworking. Campers are taught to use traditional hand tools to build projects ranging from a toolbox to functional furniture. Whether they are a future architect or looking for a new creative outlet, this program develops confidence through learning new hands-on skills and making fantastic projects. No experience necessary, but with our endless options, campers can come back week after week, and year after year to keep advancing their skills. All tools and materials are included.

Theatrical Costume Design
Theatrical Costume Design
(Grades 4-10)
Dates

July 8th & August 5th (1-week sessions)

Learn the ropes of costume design in the theatrical world. Experienced Handwork Studio costume designers guide campers through the process of learning sewing skills, costume design techniques, and how to interpret and develop characters from a play. Campers are then challenged to create their own costumes for the character they choose from the play of the week. This program provides a strong foundation for what it takes to be successful in the world of costuming. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

 

Counselor Assistant Program (CAP)
Counselor Assistant Program (CAP)
(Grades 9-10)
Dates

2 week Sessions
Session 1 June 22 – July 3  
Session 2 July 6 – 17  
Session 3 July 20 – July 31

The Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a hands-on leadership program designed for high school students looking to gain professional experiences through working with young children and adults.

Participants in the Handwork Studio CAP will work with campers in any of the other Handwork Studio programs: Fiber Arts Camp, Glamorize Your Doll, Sew-Tech Camp, and Machine Sewing. Enhance your leadership skills, develop your sewing and crafting expertise, and gain firsthand experience with the roles and responsibilities of a summer camp counselor. Please note, each session of the Handwork Studio CAP is two weeks.

For more information about the CAP program at Sidwell Friends, click HERE.

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