Summer Camp 2018

We are SEW excited about SUMMER CAMP 2018!

Don’t waste your summer stuck behind a screen, the 2018 Summer Camp line-up is ready and waiting for you – reserve your seat today!  (You can find camp policies + procedures at the bottom of this page.)

Thimble Bee’s Sewing School will offer 8 weeks of summer camp in June, July, and August of 2018 for ages 7-16.  Scroll down to view the themes!

  • WEEKLY THEMES: There are twelve different themes. In order to keep the content new, exciting and innovative, the specific projects change each summer.    There will be a list of planned projects, however, the types and number of projects completed will be determined by each student’s interest and enthusiasm.
  • HOURS: DROP OFF BETWEEN 8:45am-9am or 1:15pm-1:30pm (before and after care available at $10/hour: 8-9 AM & 5-6 PM)
  • PURPOSELY SMALL: Low student to teacher ratio (4:1).
  • LOCATION: All summer camp classes will be held at Thimble Bee’s Sewing School: 3512 Providence Rd Suite D in Cooper Business Park (Waxhaw, NC) located just 1/4 mile south of the Cureton Shopping Center.
  • SNACK TIME: Kids must bring their own healthy snacks and lunch. We may go on short walks and play outdoor games to break up the day so please pack sunscreen, hats, a water bottle and appropriate shoes.
  • COST: 1 Day Camp: $115, 3 Day Camp $165, 5 Day Camp $225.00 (materials are included). Space is Limited. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Full payment is due 30 days prior to camp start date.
  • REGISTRATION: Click here for online registration.

1-Day Camps

In Galaxy Far Far Away (Star Wars) :: Friday, June 22 @ 9am-4pm

Red, White, and Blue Intensive :: Tuesday, July 3 @ 9am-4pm

Emoji Fun :: Wednesday, August 1 @ 9am-4pm

Unicorns + Rainbows :: Friday, August 10 @ 9am-4pm

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3-Day Sewing Camps:

Under the Sea :: June 12 – June 14 @ 9am-12:30pm

Beach Fun Sewing Camp  June 19 – June 21 @ 9am-12:30pm

Sewing Is Art :: June 26 – June 28 @ 9am-12:30pm

Fashion Camp :: June 26 – June 28 @ 1:30pm-5pm

Olive the Owl Handmade Doll Camp ::   July 10 – July 12 @ 9am-12:30pm

American Girl Doll :: Fashion Camp ::  July 10 – July 12 @ 1:30pm-5pm

Sweets and Treats Camp  July 24 – July 26 @ 9am-12:30pm

Time for A Tuffet (Tweens/Teens) :: August 7 – August 10 @ 9am-12:30pm

Pajama Party Camp  :: August 14 – 16 @ 9am-12:30pm

Animal Planet Sewing Camp :: August 14 – 16 @ 1:30pm-5pm

Stitchin Kitchen :: August 21 – August 23 @ 9am-12:30pm

*Camp descriptions will be updated shortly*

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5-Day Camp:

Quilt Camp   July 16 – July 20 @ 9am-12:30pm

Quilt Camp   July 16 – July 20 @ 1:30pm-5pm

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 Full Day Options (9am-5pm):

Sewing Is Art Camp + Fashion Camp @June 26 – June 28  Cost for combo camps: $330

Handmade Doll Camp + American Girl Doll Fashion Camp @ July 10 – July 12  Cost for combo camps: $330

Pajama Party Camp + Animal Planet Sewing Camp @ August 14 – August 16  Cost for combo camp: $330

Early Drop-Off: We offer an 8am early drop-off option for campers who need to arrive a little early.  This add-on is available for an additional $10 per hour.

If your child is attending both morning and afternoon camps, they have to option to share lunch with us! Each camper will be responsible for bringing their own bag lunch.  We ask they only bring bottled water to drink. 


Camp Policies and Procedures

Our weekly sewing camp schedule is as follows:

1-Day Intensive: 9am-4pm

3-Day Camps: Tuesday-Thursday @ 9am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-5pm

5-Day Camps: Monday-Friday @ 9am-12:30pm

NEW CAMPERS: are required to take the sewing pre-requisite (Learn Your Machine) to attend any classes or camps at the studio.

Pre-Requisite: Learn Your Machine is offered weekly on Mondays throughout the summer months.  (Only required for new students.)  Learn Your Machine is also available as a private lesson by appointment.

Age Requirements: Unless otherwise stated all camps will be suitable for children ages 7 thru teen.  Ages will vary per camp.  Students will be divided into two groups based on their age and/or their sewing ability and experience. Camps labeled TEENS only are intended for students ages 11+.

Sewing Experience: Our camps are structured to inspire the beginner and experienced sewist.  We divide each camp into groups based on their age and sewing experience.  The number of projects completed is based on their sewing ability and their time management (ability to focus).  Every effort will be made to have students complete projects, but we do not guarantee all campers will complete all projects. However, as a courtesy we offer campers the option to attend class on Saturday, August 18 to complete any unfinished work.

Drop-Off: All camps are a student “drop-off” activity.  Only registered campers are allowed in the studio during sessions.  Each day before camp begins, we are busy preparing for a successful day for your child, for this reason we ask that you do not drop your child off any earlier than 10 minutes before camp starts – 8:50am for morning sessions and 1:20pm for afternoon sessions.

Extended Care AM/PM: We offer an 8am early drop-off option for campers who need to arrive a little early, 6pm late pickup is also available.  These add-on options are available for an additional $10 each per day.

Materials: Our camps and workshops are all inclusive! No need to purchase additional supplies.  We are excited to offer our campers three choices of fabric collections so their projects reflect their personal style.

Cost: The cost of camp is as follows: 1 Day $115, 3-Day $165, and 5-Day $225.  This includes all materials to complete camp projects, use of computerized sewing machines and tools, and three and a half hours per day of sewing instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 4:1.  Class size varies but kept small.

Deposit: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat in camp.  Full balance must be paid 30 days prior to first day of camp.  All camp registration fees and deposits are non-refundable for cancellations or non-attendance. 

Early Bird Discount: Register between Feb 5 – March 31 and receive 10% off registration.

Registration: Please click here for camp registration.  Seats are filled on a first come-first serve basis.  Seats are strictly limited.  Both registration form and deposit are required to reserve a seat.

Questions? Email us at ThimbleBees@gmail.com or call Jennifer at 704-443-1597.