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FULL June 21-25 MakerNature Camp -

The Hammock Camper,

9am-3pm & half-day option, Ages 6+

This is the ultimate full-day camp complete with kayaking 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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FULL 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. 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


If you’d like to be notified of open spots, add your name to our waitlist on our Schedule page.





At The Little Bits Workshop:


CHECK OUT OUR JULY 5-9  & July 19-23 CAMP FOR FAMILIES

WITH KIDS AGES 4 AND UP!


FULL June 16-18

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


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une 21-25
FULL 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



FULL 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

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July 5-9

3 spots left Hammock Camper 7+

Sticks & Stones for 4-6 yr olds

9am-noon

This is the perfect camp for siblings of all ages. Older campers will sew up a hammock and hit the trails. Younger campers will learn how to make games and toys...and whip up an easier version of a hammock too.  $250  SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER




FULL 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   WAITLIST





FULL July 19-23 Pioneer Days, ages 4-6 & ages 7+

9am-noon

This camp is perfect for ages 4-12! Projects will be differentiated so siblings can come together, yet have their own separate camp. 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, story-telling, cooking, building and the grand finale, a little bluegrass music in the woods learning the songs that kept Pioneer spirits high. $250  WAITLIST



FULL 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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FULL July 26-30

Quilt Camp & Sew Summer, ages 8+

9am-noon

Young sewers will learn the precision and patience necessary to complete a quilt... campers will learn hand and machine sewing skills. They will also have the option to turn their quilt into a picnic tote. All materials provided.   $250 

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FULL 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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FULL 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 WAITLIST




FULL 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   WAITLIST





 

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.

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