for the COVID-19 era
Bringing the arts to your child's virtual school day.
Wednesdays & Fridays
April 7-June 4
8:15am-3:15pm (start time is flexible)
We're adapting our programs to suit the needs of families looking for alternatives to an all-virtual curricula. Enter our weekday drop-off camps! Send your child with their backpack and lunchbox (and a mask!) and let us take it from there. We'll make sure they login to their virtual school but also get their creative juices flowing with projects from repurposing challenges to designer stuffie-wear, get their bodies moving at outdoor recess, and keep their hearts full as they get to be around other kids!
Our small student-to-teacher ratio allows us to work with your child's virtual schooling schedule. Send us their schedule ahead of time and send them with their device and headphones and any specific supplies they need for their school day. We'll get them where they need to be, when they need to be, and adapt their sewing project for the day if needed.
Each camp day runs from ~8:15am to ~3:15pm, with flexible start time depending on your child's school schedule. Register for Wednesday and Fridays or both!
EVERY CAMP DAY INCLUDES:
Safety is our number one priority. Our stations are positioned 6 ft apart, we're sewing with masks, and sanitizing routinely with regular hand washing breaks. See our safety plan here.
Small class sizes are more important than ever. Studio enrollment is capped at 11 students.
SPECTACULAR SEWING PROJECTS!
This one's a no-brainer! Our award-winning curriculum is back at it with structured and free-play sewing projects that teach kids essential skills while nurturing their creativity.
TIME TO PLAY OUTSIDE
Every camp day includes outdoor play time for lunch & recess, weather and guidelines permitting.
TIME FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOLING
We'll make sure your child is ready for school. Send them with their device & headphones, tell us their schedule and we'll have them hop on!
OLD FRIENDS & NEW
We recognize how important time with other kids is for your child's socialization. While projects and activities maintain social distance, kids get to have fun in the studio together playing & creating!
10% discount on sibling's registration
10% Sibling discount
Camp Day Pack List:
Morning snack, lunch and water bottle.
If attending virtual school lessons, pack your child's device, headphones & any materials they might need. These can only be used when needed for lessons or schoolwork.
A book, game or stuffed animal for lunchtime inside on rainy days.
1st Grade to 12 years
Bella Vista Studio
800 S. 8th St, Philadelphia
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, May 26th & June 2nd
50% deposit due at checkout
10% off sibling registration
Does my child need sewing experience to join a class or camp?Not at all! Our programs cater to students of all skill levels. When a class is mixed with new and returning students, we assign sewing exercises that are appropriate for each child's level of experience until everyone is comfortable using a sewing machine.
Do I need to pay the full registration fee at once?For our afterschool and weekend programs, you may pay a 50% deposit upfront to secure your child's spot. Your card will be auto-billed for the remaining 50% on the first day of the class. For spring break and summer camps, full registration fees are required upfront. Please contact us if you need to set up a payment plan.
Is there class this week? (Current students // How can I check the schedule for skipped holidays?)You can always check the original class listing, the intro email, or our full calendar to double check when class is held. We schedule our afterschool and weekend classes according to the calendar set by the Public School District of Philadelphia (see it here). For any holidays, election days, parent/teacher conference days, early dismissals, or other cancellations due to inclement weather or special events, Butcher's Sew Shop Junior will not hold sewing class. We try to send out reminders to parents about days off from class so please check your email! If you are still unsure, you can email email@example.com to ask.
What does my child need to bring to class or camp?We provide all sewing materials and tools. For afterschool classes, your child should bring a packed snack and a water bottle. For camps, please bring a packed lunch, snack and a water bottle each day. If there is a particular medication, inhaler or epi-pen your child will need to bring, please let us know ahead of time and go over any instructions with our staff.
If my child misses a class, can he/she make it up another time?"If your child misses a class, we will do our best to catch them up in the next session. We do not offer private make-up sessions for missed classes.
Do you offer private lessons for children?We have very limited availability for private lessons during hours when group classes or camps are not in session. Lessons are $35/hour and only offered at our two studio locations. Our instructors cannot travel to students' homes for private lessons.
What machine should I buy my kid to use at home?All students use the Singer 4423 Heavy Duty model at our studios. If you are looking to purchase one for your child, please check out our Amazon store front for the listing. If you purchase through our link, we get a percentage of the sale which helps support our small business!
Who took the beautiful photos for your website?Our photographer is the talented Parikha Mehta. She is a lifestyle photographer with focus on families and small businesses. Check out her work at https://www.parikhamehta.com/