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June 21-25 MakerNature Camp -

The Hammock Camper, 9am-noon

Ages 6+

This is the ultimate full-day camp complete with kayaking, archery and outdoor adventures! The Little Bits workshop is partnering with Trailside Naturalists at The Pavilion in Thatcher woods for a day of making and nature discoveries. Campers will learn how to set up a comfortable sleeping hammock for camping anywhere. If they have a hammock, they’ll make a mosquito net and sleeping mat. If they don’t have a hammock, their project for the week will be to make one and enjoy it! $325

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2 SPOTS LEFT! June 28-July 2 MakerNature Camp - Bushcraft, 9am-noon, Ages 7+

Bushcrafters will learn 10 survival tricks that can be done with a Swiss Army Knife using natural materials to create shelter, furniture and fire. Each camper will make a camping tarp and learn how to set it up like a tent. They will also learn to be nature detectives by observing forest clues to detect the secrets of animals, birds, insects, amphibians, fish and reptiles. $250  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER





At The Little Bits Workshop:


CHECK OUT OUR JULY 5-9 CAMP FOR FAMILIES

WITH KIDS AGES 4 AND UP!


Summer Cottage Camp, ages 7+

9am-noon

The Little Bits Cottage is a launching point for imagination. Half the fun of making a Little Bits Cottage is when kids discover objects in your recycle bin, junk drawer or jewelry box that could actually become a burner on a stove, a knob on a faucet or a dining room chair. We have plenty of bits, but kids are always welcome to bring items from home. This camp is a skill-builder: measuring, designing, considering proportion, using hand tools and learning how to sew. $160 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER


J
une 21-25

Junior Camp Runway, ages 8-9

9am-noon

For the beginner fashionista! Campers will learn the basics of hand sewing, how to run a sewing machine and how to cut out a simple pattern. What is seam allowance? How to sew a straight line? How to thread a machine? Friends & Family are invited to attend a FASHION SHOW on the last day! $269 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER



June 28-July 2

Sew Summer, ages 7+

9am-noon

Campers will sew an amazing picnic blanket that transforms into a tote bag, perfect for the beach, a day in the park or day trips. $250 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER




July 5-9

Hammock Camper 7+

AND Sticks & Stones 4-6 yr olds

9am-noon

This is the perfect camp for siblings of all ages.Campers 7 and older will whip up some hammocks and hit the trails while Younger campers will learn how to create wood and stone outdoor toys and games and maybe sneak into those hammocks with older siblings $250  SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER





July 12-16 Camp Runway, ages 10+

9am-2pm

Kids will make and show their own outfit from start to finish while learning how to read a pattern and implement all the instructions. Patterns are included in the camp fee. Materials are not part of the camp fee. Prior to camp, an email will be sent regarding measurements and a shopping list. $325

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July 19-23 Pioneer Days, ages 7+

9am-noon

From butter to bluegrass, campers will learn to make many of the little necessary things that young pioneers would have made long ago... some sewing, cooking, building and the grand finale, a little bluegrass music in the woods learning the songs that kept Pioneer spirits high. $250 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER



July 26-30 Extreme Knit & Crochet, ages 8+

9am-noon

Kids will learn to knit and crochet absolutely adorable forest animals. The perfect skill to learn for those lazy days of summer! $250

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July 26-30 Sew Many Memories...Quilt Camp, ages 8+

9am-noon

Young Quilters are encouraged to repurpose sentimental fabrics by incorporating them into their quilts. T-shirts from their favorite team or musical, a favorite clothing item that no longer fits, etc... We’ll provide fabric to coordinate and build the quilt, but this quilt will be all about preserving special memories. $250  SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER



August 2-6 Anime Camp, ages 7+

9am-noon

This week is all things Anime... Campers will learn to draw, design and sculpt characters. Then  they will make a pattern and sew their design into a anime plushy. $250

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August 9-13 Camp Runway, ages 10+

9am - 2pm

Kids will make and show their own outfit from start to finish while learning how to read a pattern and implement all the instructions. Patterns are included in the camp fee. Materials are not part of the camp fee. Prior to camp, an email will be sent regarding measurements and a shopping list. $325 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER




August 16-18 Mini Main Street Camp, ages 7+

9am-noon

Using our Little Bits Cottage as the base, kids will create quaint, little shops. They get to choose... a bakery, a coffee shop, a toy store, candy store...etc... This camp is a skill-builder that teaches kids to measure, invent, sew, sculpt and imagine! $160 SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER





 

MakerNature Camp In Thatcher Woods Pavilion:

MakerNature Camp is a partnership between the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s Trailside Museum and The Little Bits Workshop.

We are happy to announce that a full day camp option June 21-25 is now available!