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sewing camp for boys chicago summerAconfident camper in sewing campges 8-12 make art, explore big ideas + design, pattern + machine-sew garments + more.

 

Quality over quantity. Process over product. No stickers or pre-fab here. We’re big on mission and intentionally small. Campers get to know one another and our entire team: we get to know your camper, their needs and interests. We make ample space for decision-making, leadership and self-advocacy skills to bloom while investing in purposeful relationships with each child, creating a comfortable learning environment for the most gregarious or shy camper. There’s no way to get lost in the crowd at Wishcraft Workshop. We take full advantage of our big, beautiful space, quality materials and proximity to outdoor spaces to stretch our minds and bodies. We grow artists— creatively confident kids who approach obstacles with curiosity, unafraid to explore and even fail along the way to a solution. 

All Spoolhouse Rock camps include a machine-sewing project(s) of the camper’s own design be it garments or other machine-sewn projects as guided by their interests. Campers design, construct, draft a flat-pattern and sew a garment/item from scratch using their own measurements and all the tools of the trade. No sewing experience is required and those with experience take on additional challenges. All Spoolhouse Rock (pka Project Wishcraft) camps include a photo-shoot on the final day of camp, expert guest speakers and walking field-trips.

See the 2018 camp season schedule and membership options here.

The Traveler
Chart your global citizenship. Campers learn about geography, world-cultures, self-awareness, and diversity alongside the week’s art and sewing projects to create a garment infused with tradition and ready to see the world. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps

 

The Stylist
Clothes are just clothes without the unique person that makes them their own. Campers explore developing a signature style, their voice and self-advocacy skills while learning to get the most out of what’s in their closets (or the floor) and how to put it all together with accessories and grooming. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Maker
Discover your DIY attitude and hone your craftsperson-ship. Campers learn about the technical side of the design process including fiber content, textile selection, and findings (that’s a fashiony word for buttons, elastic and stuff). Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Athlete
Athletic leisure-wear is more than just tracksuits and sweatbands. Create something that’s comfortable, FUNctional and on-trend while celebrating modern active lifestyles. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Couturier
Detail, detail, detail! Campers learn about couture fit, features and finishing for garments or accessories. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Rebel
Stand up for your style. Discover your voice. Confidently be the change you want to see in the world. Make a statement outfit that reflects the true you. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Minimalist
Do more with less. Make a plan for your closet with pieces that mix basics for simple outfit styling and create an integral outfit during your week with us. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Bohemian
Green lifestyle enthusiasts unite! Love your body, mind, and planet while mindfully focusing on natural materials and ingredients with projects that tie them all together. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Time-Hopper
Time-travelling campers take a closer look at costume history, how historical events have shaped what we wear and how fashion history continues to influence the designs of today. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps
 
The Student
Start off the school-year with a brand new outfit, fresh study-skill techniques, and a whole bunch of school gear goodies. Expert guest speaker (TBA) and walking field trip (TBA).register for wishcraft workshop summer camps