Cape May County, NJ
3 Parents Love It!
Avalon, PA 08202
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 Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp (ages 9-15) or Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-12) programs may be just the thing. Our camp will envelop your child in creativity, while our fabulous team of counselors cheer them on, helping kids build on old skills or learn brand new ones. For more information about how we got here, check out our story.
What could be better than camp at the beach? In past years we've had an absolute blast hosting our Handwork and Machine Sewing & Fashion Camp on the shores of Avalon, located in Cape May County. We can't wait to catch some rays and make new projects with Sheepy and Handwork Studio campers again this summer.
However, nestled in the small rooms of the church basement, I saw little ones grinding millet to make muffins, the first graders were knitting in class and the second graders proudly displayed their hand embroidered bags that were hung on hooks across the back of the classroom. I stood there in the doorway and I cried. This, this felt like love. These nurturing, creative activities were what I wanted for my kids. Visions of teachers lovingly guiding them, made me feel safe, that they would be ok, that I would be ok.
Though we were only at this school for two short years, my years of corporate experience started churning the wheels in my head. I imagined that if I loved these kinds of activities and this kind of warmth for my own children, that other mothers must want the same thing too. So after we left the school, I took the best part of it with us, handwork, and I test marketed the idea at my kitchen table. I hired an amazing teacher, invited the neighborhood kids to take handwork classes and our business began. Today our business reflects over a decade of mixing childhood development with the wants and needs of parents and kids.
As a parent, I want our families to feel all those things I felt standing in that schoolroom doorway so many years ago. We hire amazing instructors who are happy spending the day crafting with your kids. We focus on making your children feel good about themselves, feel that they are cared for during classes and camps and that their work matters. Hugs and giggles are part of our daily routine.
Our curriculum of classes, camps, parties and workshops are designed with your kids in mind. We focus on creativity and accomplishment, not perfection. We pick projects that are on trend, fun and kid approved.
Register your budding fashionista or crafty kid for one of our awesome camps this Summer in Avalon! (610) 660-9600 (camps begin in July!)