Hand Sewing Camp:
Stuffed Animals & Doll Making

2018 Hand Sewing Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Wilmington DE, Princeton NJ, & NYC Manhattan!


***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 7 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Many NEW Projects & Accessories for Summer 2018!

Do YOU want to learn the traditional art of hand sewing?  Do you want to create your very own stuffed animal and doll for yourself, your family or a friend?  Join us for Hand Sewing Camp, where you will learn lots of sewing skills and create a fun loving stuffed animal and doll to keep at the end of the week!

At Hand Sewing camp, campers learn about the basic techniques for everyday sewing. Throughout the week, campers use a wide variety of materials and colors. In addition, campers have the chance to make accessories for their stuffed animals and dolls. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills with hand sewing, measuring, cutting, stuffing, and much more! Not only will your sewing and creativity improve, but your technical skills will too!

Campers create one stuffed animal and one doll during the camp week.  Campers also have the chance to create a fun accessory for their stuffed animal, and an article of clothing/accessory for their doll or an American Girl Doll™ from home!  

Our stuffed animal options include a tiger, pig, gorilla, cat, dog, snake, frog, duck, horse, hedgehog, panda, walrus, turtle, polar bear and more! There are also countless options for accessories too, like a saddle for your horse, a carrot for your rabbit, a lily pad for your frog, a tiger cub for your tiger, a banana for your gorilla, bamboo for your panda, or even a bone for your dog!

Our doll projects options include ragdolls, elegant dolls, and adorable whimsical dolls, where you can explore your taste in design, fabric, and style!

In this hands-on experience, campers have the chance to learn from exciting and talented instructors. Camp discussions may include exciting topics like tips and tricks for designing accessories for your stuffed animal and doll, creating small alterations with big design appeal, how to work with different types of fabric, and so much more!

On Friday at 3:00pm, parents are invited for our Hand Sewing Showcase where campers can present their stuffed animals and dolls!

We can’t wait to see you this summer for an awesome Hand Sewing Camp!

Footwear:  Closed-toe shoes/sneakers are required.

All Campers receive a Lavner Camps T-Shirt and take home their stuffed animal, doll, and accessories!

*For campers interested in Hand Sewing Camp, we also recommend Fashion Design Camp, Digital Fashion Design Camp, Introduction to Programming with Scratch, Filmmaking Camp, Graphic Design Camp, Culinary Arts Camp, Jewelry Design Camp, and Fine Arts Camp.

Our 2018 Hand Sewing Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Ursuline Academy ~ 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 and George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007.

*For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps

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Camp Discounts

Early Registration Discount – SAVE $30 per camp week when you submit registration and full payment for a camper by March 1, 2018 for one (1) or more camp weeks (full week, full days only) for any Specialty Camp.  This is included in tuition listed for each location below.

Multi Week Discount – Big Savings!  SAVE anywhere from $30-$300 on camp tuition by registering for multiple weeks.  This discount applies to ALL Specialty Camp Weeks (even if camp weeks are from different camps (e.g. Tennis Camp, Robotics Camp, Spy Tech Camp, and Fashion Design Camp).  Example:  A camper registering for 1 week of Tennis, 1 week of Robotics, 1 week of Spy Tech, and 1 week of Fashion will receive a Multi-Week Discount of $100 total!  

The Multi-Week Discount is calculated on a per child basis.

The Multi-Week Discounts only apply to camp weeks that are Full Week, Full Day (Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount can combine with either the Early Registration Discount or Additional Sibling Discount (if applicable).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount combines with any referral fees awarded to you via the Referral Program (if applicable).

Additional Sibling Discount – SAVE $30 for each additional sibling (2nd, 3rd, 4th child etc…) attending at least one full week(s), full days only, (9:00am to 3:30pm) of any Specialty Day Camp.  The primary camper is the child booked for the most camp weeks.  Additional Siblings qualify for this discount even if they are attending a different camp or location.  All Additional Sibling Discounts are awarded as refunds within fourteen (14) business days upon submission of your registration and payment for camp.  This discount will be provided as a partial refund to your credit card or by check by our camp office, depending upon your payment method for camp.

  • The Additional Sibling Discount cannot be combined with the Early Registration Discount.  In this case, the highest discount value is awarded.
  • The Additional Sibling Discount is combined with the Additional Multi Week Saving Discount.

Referral Program – Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps Account for the next camp season (Summer 2019) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2018  (Monday to Friday, full days only).

Visit our Camp Tuition & Discounts Webpage for all terms & conditions regarding the discounts and referral program listed above.

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