Sidwell Friends School- Bethesda Campus

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Sidwell Friends School- Bethesda Campus

5100 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

June 17th - August 9th
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-kid creature, our wide array of needle-arts based craft camp programs may be just the thing! The Handwork Studio programs envelop campers in creativity, while our fabulous team of counselors cheers them on by helping kids build on old skills or learn brand new ones.  Check out all the fun programs we have going on at Sidwell Friends Bethesda campus this summer!

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

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


Summer Overview

Sidwell Bethesda Program Schedule 2.0

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 (Formerly Handwork Camp)
(Grades K-6)

June 17th - August 9th*  (1-week sessions)

*No camp on July 4th, prices are prorated

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 2019's fresh new curriculum with different projects every week!

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

The Handwork Studio Glamorize Your Doll TM
Glamorize Your Doll Camp®
(Grades 2-6)

weeks of July 15th and July 22nd (1-week sessions)

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.

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

The Handwork Studio Fashion & MachineSewing Camp
Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp
(Grades K-6)

June 17th-August 9th (1-week sessions)*

*No camp July 4th, prices are prorated

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


Sweets and Treats
Sweets, Treats & Eats
(Grades K-6)

July 1st - August 9th, 1:00pm-3:00pm (1-week sessions)*

*No camp July 4th, prices are prorated

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 goodies home at the end of the week to share with family and friends.


 Weekly Themes
Crazy About Cupcakes Week 1: July 1 – 5 (No Camp July 4)
Candy-Making Madness Week 2: July 8 – 12
Cake Pop Palooza Week 3: July 15 – 19
Kooky Cookies Week 4: July 22 – 26
Crazy About Cupcakes Week 5: July 29 – August 2
Candy-Making Madness Week 6: August 5 – 9
1:00pm – 3:00pm


Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.

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