Sidwell Friends School- Bethesda Campus

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Sidwell Friends School- Bethesda Campus

5100 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Dates
June 15th-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 8 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 can be found HERE

We are also excited to be sharing space with TIC Camp on Sidwell Friends’ Bethesda Campus. TIC offers a unique blend of programming catered toward technology and athletics.

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Summer Overview

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Programs

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

June 15th-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.

Fashion & Machine Sewing
Fashion & Machine Sewing
(Grades 4-10)
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.

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

June 15th-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.

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

June 15th-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. 

Woodworking
Woodworking
(Grades 4-10)
Dates

June 15th-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.

Sweets, Treats & Eats
Sweets, Treats & Eats
(Grades K-5)
Dates

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

Indulge in the delicious joys of confectionary creation! Sweets, Treats, and Eats introduces your child to the sweet world of candy making, cake pop creating, cookie decorating, and more. Each themed-week, campers will learn a range of techniques to craft visually stunning and tasty treats - they’ll stir, dip, and whip up a scrumptious good time! We will nibble as we go; however, we encourage responsible snacking and send most of the treats home to share with family and friends.

Sweets, Treats and Eats Camp is sponsored by Wilton Brands. Since 1929, Wilton has been the worldwide leader in cake decorating products and education. We are excited to collaborate with them to provide an exceptional experience for your camper.

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Art & Lit
Art & Lit
(Grades K-3)
Dates

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

Art and Lit Camp engages campers in meaningful experiences with stories and creating.  Reading as a group, campers are whisked to far off places, meet mythical creatures, and make new friends. Each week of camp will focus on a different stories that will provoke campers to think about, discuss and interpret themes such as belonging, friendship, kindness, perseverance, confidence, courage, and hope.  All while creating projects using a variety of fiber arts and craft techniques. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

We are proud to partner with Scholastic, a premier provider books and educational materials for children across the globe. We are excited to collaborate with them to provide an exceptional experience for your camper.

Glamorize Your Doll
Glamorize Your Doll
(Grades 2-6)
Dates

August 3rd (1-week session)

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.

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

June 15th-August 14th (2 week sessions)

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.

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