Virtual Camps Are  Here!

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic many camps have been cancelled and we know that endless weeks with no structure will be difficult for many families.  With that in mind we have designed 3 virtual camps for kids ages 6 and above. We won't be offering sewing machine camps as this doesn't fit the virtual model but we have re-designed our Summer Sewing, Me & My Doll and Fashion Design to work for campers at home. There are multiple themes at each camp for those who sign up for more than 1 week.

Never has it been more important for kids to learn the life skill of sewing, as we have seen by the massive numbers of sewers who have made masks and PPE for our healthcare workers (including Sew Happy/Rye Mask Project which has made over 12,000 masks so far!) 

FASHION

DESIGN

CAMPS

Campers ages 8 - 14 learn the basics of fashion design including fashion drawing and sketching, mood board design, logo design, daily fashion challenges and a virtual fashion show. Hand sewing is taught so that campers may complete their creations and continue designing long after camp is over.  A mannequin* is required at these camps so that campers can participate in daily fashion challenges. Adult supervision is not generally needed unless a child needs help with tasks like threading a needle, etc. Beginners and experienced sewers are welcome.

"Denim-tastic!"

Campers re-purpose a pair of jeans and make jeans shorts, a phone case, a fashion mask and fun accessories. Other activities include designing a t-shirt, creating a brand, mood board design, daily fashion challenges and virtual fashion show. Campers need to supply a pair of light colored jeans that fit and can be cut.

"Flirty Shirty"

Campers re-purpose t-shirts to make a skirt, top, fringed bag, fashion mask and accessories. Other activities include brand design, mood board design, daily fashion challenges and virtual fashion show. Campers need to provide 2 new or used t-shirts that fit can can be cut.

* Full size mannequins may be purchased for approx $50 on Amazon

About

Register

June

June 8th - 12th

9am - 12pm

Me & My Doll Adventure $275

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Surf's Up" $395

June 15th - 19th

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Selfie Time" $395 

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Denim-tastic!" $395

June 22nd - 26th

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Flirty Shirty" $395

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Chill Out" $395 

SUMMER

SEWING

CAMPS

 

 

Campers ages 7 - 13 learn the wonderful LIFE SKILL of hand sewing whilst having fun making adorable projects to treasure forever. We are proud to say that our kid approved and one-of-a-kind projects are specially designed at Sew Happy and are made in the USA using recycled water bottles.  We have 3 different themes so that campers can attend multiple camps. 

 

In addition to sewing we have a daily arts and crafts activity as well as show 'n' tell and virtual games. We encourage beginners and campers with experience too.

Our experienced and passionate instructors will patiently teach campers the skills of sewing including threading a needle, tying a knot, stitching, sewing on a button etc. through easy-to-follow short and clear videos shared on the child's screen. We structure the day so that each segment is short and we switch from sewing to arts and crafts or games and activities to keep campers engaged. We do recommend the presence of an adult for younger campers or those who may find sewing tricky to start off with. As a camper becomes comfortable threading a needle, tying a knot etc the adult will be needed less but someone should be close by to help if necessary.

"Selfie Time"

Projects include a tote bag, keychain, bookmark, selfie friendship bracelets, arts and crafts activities.

"Surf's Up"

Projects include an "Aloha" carrying pillow with choice of pocket design, mini beach bunting, bookmark, keychain, friendship bracelets, painted shells, surf board necklace.

"Chill Out"

Projects include a retro music pillow with choice of pocket design and carrying strap, travel X's and O's game, bookmark, keychain, friendship bracelets, arts and crafts activities.

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MY DOLL & ME CAMPS

Campers ages 6 - 10 learn how to sew whilst making a gorgeous outfit for their favorite doll. Our experienced and passionate instructors will patiently teach younger campers the skills of sewing including threading a needle, tying a knot, stitching, sewing on a button etc. through easy-to-follow short and clear videos shared on the child's screen. We structure the day so that each segment is short and we switch from sewing to arts and crafts or games and activities to keep campers engaged. The sewing is very simple and campers will be delighted to see what they can do with their hands!

We do recommend the presence of an adult for younger campers or those who may find sewing tricky to start off with. As a camper becomes comfortable threading a needle, tying a knot etc the adult will be needed less but someone should be close by to help if necessary.

"Spa Day Adventure"

Projects include a spa wrap, eye mask, slippers, towel and cucumber eye pads for an 18" doll, bookmark, selfie friendship bracelets, arts and crafts activities.

"Sleepover Adventure"

Projects include a romper, slippers, eye mask, and bag for an 18" doll, bookmark, selfie friendship bracelets, arts and crafts activities.

Full day camps are 10am - 3pm with a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon and a 1 hour lunch break from 12pm - 1pm. Price excludes $10 shipping of supplies. Sibling discount of 20% will be applied at registration.

Materials will be provided for each camp but campers need to provide markers or colored pencils for coloring and colorful sharpies. Fashion Design Campers need to have fabric markers and a full size pinnable mannequin (approx $50) and a pair of light colored jeans or 2 t-shirts depending on the camp. There will be a lead instructor present at all times during the camp except for breaks and she will demonstrate techniques and sewing instructions using short videos we have pre-recorded. We feel that this is the best way to ensure clear instructions as we teach. Campers will have access to these videos so they can practice techniques outside of camp if they wish.

If you would like information about camp for a private group please contact us.

July 6th - 10th

10am - 3pm

Me & My Doll Sleepover Adventure $395

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Surf's Up" $395

July 13th - 17th

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Selfie Time" $395 

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Denim-tastic!" $395

July 20th - 24th

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Flirty Shirty" $395

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Chill Out" $395 

July

August

August 3rd - 7th

10am - 3pm

Me & My Doll Spa Day Adventure $395

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Surf's Up" $395

August 10th - 14th

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Selfie Time" $395 

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Denim-tastic!" $395

August 17th - 21st

10am - 3pm

Fashion Design "Flirty Shirty" $395

10am - 3pm

Summer Sewing "Chill Out" $395 

A Typical Day Of Virtual Camp

10am - 10.20am -

Meet 'n' Greet

Welcome Meeting

Ice-breaker Game

 

10.20am - 10.50am Activity 1

 

10.50am - 11.05am BREAK

11.05am - 12pm - Activity 2

 

12pm - 1pm LUNCH BREAK

1pm - 1.50pm - Activity 3

 

1.50pm - 2.05pm BREAK

2.05pm - 2.35pm - Activity 4

 

2.35pm - 3pm -

Clean Up

Get Ready For Tomorrow

Show 'n' Tell

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