Programs that will make you say "WOAH, my kid can do that?"

Fun is contagious. That’s why reading through our programs, you may find yourself with an uncontrollable grin. You won’t find any old re-hashed fun here; just the most unique programs around. With such a variety of camps, there is something for every sized imagination (yes, that even grown-ups can see).

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Fiber Arts

Studio Name: Art

Get ready to experience a universe of incredible colors and textures as we go on a journey through the wonderful world of fiber arts.  Yarn, fabric, threads and fun all spun together make up this camp.  After just one week, your child will create marvelous handmade crafts that they’ll be proud to give as gifts, display as forever keepsakes or use in everyday life. From knitting to felting to embroidery to weaving, campers will learn a variety of fiber art techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Come back every week for a new theme and new projects!

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Sew Tech

Studio Name: Art

Creativity is more important than ever in today’s world. Sew Tech Camp is where we spark the development of well-rounded, highly critical thinkers who are capable of turning their ideas into a tangible reality. In an environment where creative thinking can flourish, campers will learn how technology and science blend together to make innovative and fun projects. With LED lights flashing, motors whirring and sewing machines stitching, campers will use science, technology, engineering, art and math to fuel incredible art—like smart accessories and light-up apparel—by harnessing the power of circuitry. Get ready for a week that will spark creativity like no other.

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Spa Crafts

Studio Name: Art

Fizz, bubble, POP!  Escape to Spa Camp this summer and learn the art and science of wellness and self-care. Spa science will include properly and safely blending ingredients like essential oils, herbs, dried flowers and other natural and organic ingredients to create fizzy bath bombs for soaking, scrubs for exfoliating and lotions for moisturizing. Campers will craft unique accessories like water bottle holders and scrubby mitts and learn relaxation techniques to transport themselves into calmness. Whether that’s making bath bombs for soaking or holding the tree pose, campers will love concocting their own products and gain a deeper appreciation for taking care of themselves.

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Creativity Time

Studio Name: Art

Crafts, giggles, stories—oh, my!  This summer, your child’s imagination will light up as we read exhilarating stories, play energizing games and craft amazing creations. Each day, campers will have a blast making new friends and will feel confident, proud and excited with every high five and “good job!” moment, knowing they are mastering new skills. New lessons and themes are offered each week to continue to build on skills and learn new ones. Choose from a one-week class, three weeks in a row or the whole summer.

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Woodworking

Studio Name: Art

What do you call a piece of wood with nothing to do? Board! Not at this camp! Have fun while learning the practical and timeless craft of woodworking. Your child will use traditional hand tools to create a range of projects, from toolboxes to small pieces of furniture that can be put to use. This weekly camp is where every child learns to use their hands in a constructive and fun way. Hey—have you heard the “under construction” joke? It’s not done yet. Because all that’s missing is you. 

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Published Authors

Studio Name: Art

Does your camper have what it takes to become the next Harper Lee? Do they have a knack for spinning fantastical tales that are just waiting to be captured?  Then they’ll love filling in the blank pages of their soon-to-be-published book with stories developed from their imagination.  

But we’re also keeping a mega secret! This highly engaging camp incorporates a research-based curriculum that is standards-aligned. Our project-based format promotes literacy skills, where campers will gain increased reading and comprehension, build their vocabulary, presentation, and critical thinking skills. Still, we know the big win for our budding authors will be seeing all their hard work turned into a “published” glossy hardcover book of their story to display proudly on the bookshelf with other legends of the pen.

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Prop Building

Studio Name: Backstage Productions

Imagine a life where a landline phone isn’t a mere old-fashioned form of communication. Instead, its subtle presence alone can convey the era, engage the viewer and tug at the heart. That’s the power of props. Now your child has a chance to learn how to do that too. Campers will hone their understanding of prop making by researching, sketching, designing and building props from cardboard, fiber, wood and everyday household items to create a story world where anything is possible.  

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Fashion Bootcamp

Studio Name: Fashion

Calling all fashionistas! Does your child dream of being the next great fashion designer or just want to have creative ownership of their style? Indulge their passion for fashion through this Boot Camp, where they’ll learn how to design, create and produce their own clothing line. This three-week course will teach fashion sketching, how to choose and work with a variety of fabrics and materials to get the right look, proper and safe use of a sewing machine and how to construct their designs. Throughout the week, campers will explore clothing development, design their own collection, shop for their materials and, of course, create a runway show as a finale. Many campers benefit from taking our Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp prior, but no experience is necessary to strut right in.  

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Glamorize Your Doll

Studio Name: Fashion

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-inch doll. Campers are invited to bring in their 18-inch dolls to be a part of the unforgettable fun and collaborative experience. Campers will learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, embroidery work and even receive an introduction to the sewing machine to make costumes, outfits and accessories for their dolls. With a focus on fashion and fun, Glamorize Your Doll Camp is the perfect experience for any aspiring designer or child who wants to build friendships, make memories and add a bit of pizzazz to their doll’s wardrobe.

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Superheroes vs. Villains

Studio Name: Design & Build

Join in the battle of good vs. evil! Imagine your child capturing and holding power in a world built by their imagination. Campers will learn to create 3D worlds using cardboard in innovative ways to create interior and exterior lairs, cityscapes and backdrops where superheroes prevail over evil villains—utilizing movie scripts and comics to analyze themes, symbols and color schemes. They'll build their hero's world with their own twist.  Calling all superhero lovers! Imagine it. Build it. Battle it!

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Theatrical Costume Design

Studio Name: Backstage Productions

Picture it: The star of the show enters stage right wearing a gown. It’s a wide-hooped silken affair—the audience gasps in awe. Enchantment awaits as your child learns the techniques that will give their characters tone, personality, time and place—all brought to life through costuming. Each week, campers will be challenged to choose one character from a proposed play to interpret and design and sew while our skilled counselors guide them with the tools to do so. Campers will leave a strong foundation for working in theatrical design with costumes that visually capture written prose with a brilliant and whimsical design. 

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Set Design

Studio Name: Backstage Productions

Quiet on the set! Great television and theater start with inspired set design—from your favorite Netflix show to Broadway’s Hamilton. But you don’t have to book a flight to Los Angeles or a train to New York to learn how it all goes down. In this weeklong camp, campers will learn all of the necessary elements of art and utility to plan, sketch and build a model stage setting. Using found objects, cardboard, paint, tape and glue, they will create sets ready for primetime.

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Fashion & Machine Sewing

Studio Name: Fashion

Aspiring designers and creative campers interested in learning new skills, look no further! Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp provides an immersive experience into the world of machine sewing. Skilled Handwork Studio counselors instruct beginners and advanced campers on how to construct from patterns of their choice from start to finish. Choosing from our extensive 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 PJs to dresses to backpacks and stuffed animals, all while learning new skills. With our endless options, campers can come back week after week and year after year. 

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Fashion, Design & Styling

Studio Name: Fashion

Does your child dream of having their own fashion line one day? Or have a knack for coming up with cutting-edge designs but not sure how to bring them to fruition? Being able to express one’s ideas is a vital part of being a fashion designer. That’s where Fashion, Design & Styling come into the picture! Campers will gain the knowledge and fundamental artistic skills they need to turn their creative vision into reality. From fashion illustration to draping and accessorizing, the next big trend has your name on it!  

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Jewelry Making

Studio Name: Fashion

Add a little sparkle or a sentimental keepsake to keep memories close by; for centuries, jewelry has been a form of important wearable self-expression and art. Campers will delight in discovering that jewelry making is also a fun and accessible way to get creative. From whimsical unicorn necklaces made from polymer clay to sophisticated and elegant wire beaded rings, campers will create their one-of-a-kind pieces with the help of our patient Handwork Studio counselors. Bling never looked so good!

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Design Your Own Amusement Park

Studio Name: Design & Build

There's nothing more exhilarating than a trip to the amusement park. Now those fantastic rides and games, the sights, the sounds and the smell of cotton candy and popcorn can come right from your child's imagination with the Design Your Own Amusement Park Program. Campers will learn to build small-scale amusement park rides and games that we all know and love using materials such as our cardboard kits, tape, motors and lights. During the week, kids will explore engineering concepts, such as structure and balance, while learning how to use simple machine components and circuitry to design and construct their amusement park. This program is as exciting as it is educational. Your child’s week will be filled with thrills, fun and imagination.

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Lights, Camera, Cake

Studio Name: Sweets, Treats & Eats

Have you ever wished your favorite movie came with a corresponding cookbook? Well, now it can! From Lumiere inviting Belle to “Be Our Guest!” (“Try the gray stuff; it’s delicious!”) to Harry Potter butterbeer cake and Jumanji’s pineapple upside-down cake, food often plays a vital role in the storytelling. Lights, Camera, Cake will bring our favorite movies to life by baking yummy treats from the greatest films for a week of memories campers are sure to replay (and recreate!) for years to come. 

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Wonders of the World

Studio Name: Design & Build

Stretching from the sun-drenched sands of Egypt’s deserts to the Mediterranean islands of Greece to the bustling cities in America, Wonders of the World Camp jet sets around the world, helping campers learn about many of humanity's most fabulous creations. Magnificent pyramids, statues, buildings and bridges. Now, your child will have the chance to break down the components of these fascinating structures, then use the concepts to design their own architectural wonders. No passport is needed here—just pack your imagination and get ready for the adventure. All aboard!

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Imagine Quest

Studio Name: Design & Build

Watch out for that fire-breathing dragon! Imagine Quest campers will be sent on a mission to rescue their best friends being held captive by the mythical creature.  They will explore new lands.  They will go on wild adventures.  And they will be challenged to come up with their own story and build their own world of imagination. Campers get to be the designers, architects, engineers and storytellers all while having fun. Using materials such as our cardboard kits, tape, and whatever else might inspire them to build a plethora of projects that emphasizes imaginative creation and play.  This will be a week of fun beyond their wildest imagination!

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Candy Making Madness

Studio Name: Sweets, Treats & Eats

What do chemists and candy have to do with one another? Everything!  Without innovative scientists experimenting, many of our favorite candies would not exist. Campers will traverse their very own, real-life Candyland and perform sweet science experiments to understand why sugar crystallizes, how chemical reactions form gumdrops and watch chocolate demonstrate the phases of matter. Willy Wonka would be impressed! Join us to transport your taste buds to a whole new world. 

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Cookies of the World

Studio Name: Sweets, Treats & Eats

A cookie transcends language and can unite us all through delicious smells as it delights our taste buds. Almost every culture has a cookie that defines it, from baking Mexican cinnamon cookies to Scottish shortbread. Fellow campers will learn about how food shapes a region and culture and brings us together. The smell of fresh-baked goods will instantly transport campers from the camp kitchen to around the world.  Together, we’ll learn and taste why.

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Lights, Camera, Cake

Studio Name: Sweets, Treats & Eats

Have you ever wished your favorite movie came with a corresponding cookbook? Well, now it can! From Lumiere inviting Belle to “Be Our Guest!” (“Try the gray stuff; it’s delicious!”) to Harry Potter butterbeer cake and Jumanji’s pineapple upside-down cake, food often plays a vital role in the storytelling. Lights, Camera, Cake will bring our favorite movies to life by baking yummy treats from the greatest films for a week of memories campers are sure to replay (and recreate!) for years to come. 

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Pac-Man to Pokémon: Idea to Reality Program

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Time travel is on the agenda as we transport to where it all began for the ultimate inspiration. From the flickering pixels of Pac-Man’s ghostly enemies to Pokémon battles, campers will learn the science behind game fun and how to conceptualize and turn their ideas into reality. Combining color and Blockly coding,  turbo-powered imaginations and crafting techniques to build worlds of their own imagination, campers will design and craft physical 3D environments for their robots to body proportions color-coding play IRL. It’s not game over in this camp until the last boss is defeated!



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To Infinity and Beyond

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Get ready to fasten your seatbelt and stow away your belongings because this intergalactic flight is about to begin! Unleash your inner astronaut as you program your robot for the final frontier. Design and create a custom spacesuit for your robot, build a 3D model of the International Space Station and program your robot to interact with celestial objects. This is your chance to learn about a cutting-edge space program and the basics of color coding by engaging the scientific and artistic minds at the same time. It’s liftoff to an out-of-this-world experience. BLAST OFF! 

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Space Explorers: From NASA to Star Wars Program

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Grades 3–5, get ready to suit up for a cosmic adventure like no other. This fun and inspiring camp voyages through outer space. Campers will learn excellent, hands-on design and programming concepts that engineers at NASA use to create robots to explore the galactic world. Not only will campers learn the role robotics plays in space exploration, but they will also learn to code and program their robot in two ways: screen free with colors and​ ​Block​ly coding using a tablet while building their own celestial environments. With a combination of learning the science and history behind space travel, creativity, crafting skills and learning to code, what better way to help your child understand the universe than through fun and engaging activities. Join us for an experience that is out of this world. 

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Animal Adventures

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Did you hear about the robo-squirrel that scientists used to see whether a wagging motion of their tail could keep rattlesnakes at bay? Or what about the mechanical bee that helped guide colony members to nectar and pollen supply, helping to save the species? “Shark!” has a different ring to it when you know that it’s actually a rubbery crewless underwater vehicle, circling to keep divers out of harm’s way. In this program, kids learn the basics of robotics by building 3D paper models, then using our robot’s color-coding system. Robots will come to life to interact with creations that explore animal habitats and ecosystems. With a combination of art and creativity, your future scientist will learn how robotics plays a role in this vital branch of science and how current research of living organisms impacts our everyday ecosystems. Let’s dive in!

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Animal Science

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Ever wonder what happened to Timon and Pumbaa? Or how Simba is doing now that he's king? What if we told you that humans have a way to study animal behavior and that robotics is the key to making it happen? With art and creativity combined, your future scientist will learn about robotics’ role in animal science and how research impacts the lives of animals. Campers will be whisked off to the depths of the oceans, traverse across expansive deserts and blend in with their habitats to learn about wildlife. Thanks to the help of their robot, they'll move throughout the world in a way that's not just fascinating but fun. Campers will construct 3D paper models of the depths of the Pacific Ocean or the vastness of the Sahara Desert and code their robots to interact with a variety of ecological settings. This camp will be a roaring good time!

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Bringing Games to Life

Studio Name: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Why play someone else’s game when you could just design your own? Whether your child is interested in tag, board games or Mario, they’ll learn to create their own games that incorporate color-coding skills to program their robots and crafting techniques to build 3D worlds of their own imagination. The pieces are in place for their game masterpieces to become a reality. Game on! 

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