CHIC SQUAD FASHION CAMP
Chic Squad Fashion Camp, is a home-based, one-week day camp in its 11th year, running July 5 to July 10, 10am to 3pm, ages 8-14, in Demarest, NJ. Young designers learn an array of sewing and design skills, swim each day, and create their own designs for a public fashion show!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Chic Squad designers learn to take materials previously considered useless and make it into something beautiful and wearable. If a child can envision the process of renewal through design, that child is free; free to create and design with little more than what the rest of the less imaginative world has thrown away.
Our squad operates on a strict code of love and respect, and welcomes all gender identities, backgrounds, and levels of ability.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
RUNWAY DESIGN CHALLENGES
REAL SKILLS, REAL FASHION
Designers are taught basic to intermediate sewing skills (depending on their level when camp starts), beginning to intermediate draping, beginning pattern-making, fashion drawing, up-cycling, textile making/weaving, bleaching/dying/distressing, applique and many other fabulous techniques through hands-on project based learning in a completely supportive environment.
A STUDIO FIT FOR DESIGN
This year, each camper will have their own individual outdoor, tented work station. Campers may also choose to work in the air conditioned basement with masks, pending family approval.
Designers will be equipped with dress mannequins of all sizes, computerized sewing machines, ironing boards, sergers, glue gun stations and every sewing notion you could possibly need. Campers will have access to hundreds of fabrics and over 50 coffee table books of beautifully photographed fashions featuring work from all over the globe that will serve as reference for all our challenges.
READY TO ENROLL?
Due to the size of the studio and the teacher/camper ratio, only 18 campers may attend. The majority of my squad returns each year leaving only a few spots available. Please register below or
visit our Registration page for more details.
Check here for our policies on returning campers
and parents enrolling more than one camper.