CAMPS

 
June 20-24 MakerNature


Hammock Camp, 9am-3pm Ages 7+   Full

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 sew their own hammock and learn how to set it up to experience the joy of “hanging out” in nature with friends$325

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At The Little Bits Workshop:



June 15-17

Storybook Cottage Camp, ages 6+   

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. $175  SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER



FULL June 20-24 Sew Summer, ages 7+     9am-noon

Campers will have a choice of fun summer projects...a bucket hat, back pack or the ultimate beach bag. $269



June 27-July 1 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


FULL July 5-8  Extreme Knit & Crochet, ages 8+   

9am-noon

Kids will learn to knit and crochet irresistible  GARDEN INSECTS! The perfect skill to learn for those rainy days at the lake house! $215  Waitlist



FULL July 5-8 Anime Camp, ages 7+   9am-noon

This week is all things Anime... Campers will learn to draw and develop characters. Then  they will make a pattern and sew their design into a anime plushy. $215

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FULL July 11-15 Woven Wonders, ages 6+    9am-noon

Weaving is the perfect skill for kids of all ages. This is idea for younger and older siblings to do together. Skills and loom sizes will vary. Older campers will build their very own looms to use and keep. From coasters to rugs and from circles to squares, they’ll make wonderful and useful woven wonders! $269




July 11-15 AFTERNOON Junior Camp Runway,

ages 8-9   1-3pm

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




FULL July 18-22 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



FULL July 25-29 Hammock & Bushcrafter Camp 7+ 9am-noon

Campers will sew up a hammock, head for a shady grove of trees, learn how to set them up and enjoy the lazy days of summer with a handmade journal. We’ll also be teaching basic bushcraft skills, how to craft small tools for camping and survival.  $269 Waitlist



FULL August 1-5 Quilt Camp 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.   $269

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FULL August 8-12 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



August 15-17

FULL Storybook Cottage Camp, ages 7+    9am-noon

Using our Little Bits Cottage as the base, kids will create a story-inspired cottage. This camp is a skill-builder that teaches kids to measure, invent, sew, sculpt and imagine! $175  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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We had an amazing 2022 Summer and filled all of our camps (shown below).

During the school year if we offer MakerDay Camps, we’ll put descriptions and registration on this page.