Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes children ages 5-10 to create within the world of contemporary and historical textiles in exciting week long programs at Textile Arts Center and Prospect Park! Tweens ages 11-14 are invited to participate in Summer Classes at Textile Arts Center with weekly field trips to Prospect Park.

Each camp week features an in-depth project using fiber & textile techniques, with concepts drawn from online textile exhibitions and local textile artists.

Summer at TAC

Textiles exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday lives and function in the world of utility as well as fine art & design. Learning about how something is made and the labor that goes into an object promotes appreciation of making and our ecological impacts. Textile Arts Center empowers youth to see themselves as the makers and innovators of the future and to continue a love of textiles long after summer camp is over.

TAC Staff

TAC staffers are all working artists, designers, researchers, creative practitioners, trained and passionate about working with creative young people. We pride ourselves in creating a nurturing camp community with attention to each individual child while fostering an engaging group dynamic. Campers are sure to leave with incredible textiles, great friendships, and lasting memories.

Registration

In-Person (Ages 5-10)

July 12—August 20
Summer Camp
Week 1 (Ages 5-10)

July 12-16

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Week 2 (Ages 5-10)

July 19-23

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Week 3 (Ages 5-10)

July 26-30

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Week 4 (Ages 5-10)

August 2-6

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Week 5 (Ages 5-10)

August 9-13

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Week 6 (Ages 5-10)

August 16-20

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In-Person (Ages 11-14)

July 26—August 27
Tweens Summer Classes
Natural & Synthetic Dyeing

July 26-30

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Printmaking

August 2-6

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Weaving Experiments

August 9-13

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Sewing & Construction

August 16-20

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Sewing & Construction

August 23-27

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In Person (Extended Day)

July 12—August 20
Extended Day
July 12 - August 20

Per day or week long

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Camp Details

Ages 5-10: In-Person Summer Camp
Ages 11-14: Tweens In-Person Summer Classes
In-Person Extended Day
In-Person Summer Camp FAQ
Remote Summer Camp

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in interactive and exciting week long programs.

Campers ages 5 – 10 have fun creating textile projects with their peers inspired by an online textile related exhibition and local textile artists. Campers will try their hand at printing, felting, sewing, weaving, and dyeing with both natural + synthetic dyes. Each week features a different themed project with a focus on learning new techniques and making skills. The daily camp schedule is Monday-Friday from 9-3pm at Textile Arts Center with daily walks to and from Prospect Park, weather permitting.

  • Week 1: July 12-16
  • Week 2: July 19 -23
  • Week 3: July 26 – 30
  • Week 4: August 2 – 6
  • Week 5: August 9 – 13
  • Week 6: August 16 – 20

Each week is $535

Discounts and scholarships available

Daily Schedule

9:00am

Drop off at Textile Arts Center

9:15am

Welcome & Movement Activities

9:45am

Project Presentation at Textile Arts Center

10:15am

Snack & Walk to Prospect Park

11:00am

Project Time in Prospect Park

12:30pm

Lunch & Short Recess

1:30pm

Walk to Textile Arts Center

2:00pm

Craft Time at Textile Arts Center

3:00pm

Snack & Pick Up at Textile Arts Center

(This sample schedule is subject to change pending weather & project needs)

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in interactive and exciting week long programs.

Textile Arts Center’s summer classes for Tweens ages 11-14 year olds are inspired by weekly explorations of online textile exhibitions and visits from local textile artists. Tweens visit Textile Arts Center each day with their Counselor / Instructor for outdoor, open air studio classes. Each week features a different themed project with a focus on learning new techniques and building skills. The previous weeks’ projects build onto each other – register for one session of a particular technique or for all four weeks for in depth textile explorations.

  • July 26 – 30: Natural & Synthetic Dyeing
  • August 2 – 6: Printmaking
  • August 9 – 13: Weaving Experiments
  • August 16 – 20: Sewing & Construction

The daily class schedule is Monday-Friday from 9-3pm at Textile Arts Center with weekly walks to and from Prospect Park, weather permitting.

Each week is $535

Discounts and scholarships available

Daily Schedule

9:00am

Drop off at Textile Arts Center

9:15am

Welcome & Movement Activities

9:45am

Project Presentation at Textile Arts Center

10:15am

Snack

10:30am

Project Time

12:00pm

Lunch & Short Recess

1:00pm

Continued Project Time / Free Crafting

3:00pm

Snack & Pick up at Textile Arts Center

(This sample schedule is subject to change pending weather, project needs, and potential walkable field trips)

Could you use an extra hour or two of child care? TAC Summer Camp can help to accommodate those extra busy days:

Extended Day – 3 – 5PM – $30/day – Available for campers of all ages. (Please note: We are not offering early drop off this camp season)

During this time, staff will be here to spend time with campers. Campers are welcome to free craft, bring books or games from home, or use our games and craft materials. All of these options must be booked IN ADVANCE and can be done online. (There are filter options and a calendar view on our Active registration site to make it easier to find the day and time you need.)

**Extended Day sales are final. Please be sure of your plans before booking**

Where is drop-off / pick-up for TAC Summer Camp 2021?

Summer Camp Pick up and Drop off for all ages will be at Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn (505 Carroll Street)

What are your camp hours? Do you offer extended day options?

Camp will run from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday with optional Extended Day from 3-5pm.

For sessions what should my camper arrive with to be prepared for the day?

Campers should arrive with a refillable water bottle, 2 snacks, lunch and clothing that is weather appropriate and comfortable shoes. Please remember your camper may be using materials that are intended to remain on textiles!

What are the daily field trips for ages 5-10?

We will be taking daily Field Trips to Prospect Park, weather permitting! Time outside will be integrated into our weekly themed projects and allow for outdoor play.

What are the field trips for ages 11-14 (Tweens)?

Our Tweens will venture to Prospect Park during their week at camp on Wednesdays, weather permitting.

What is your policy on wearing masks?

Campers, parents and staff are required to wear a well-fitting mask. Extra masks in youth and adult sizes will be carried as a contingency. Masks must be worn at all times during the camp day with the exception of snack and lunch breaks.

How will snack and lunch breaks work?

There are two snack breaks during the day and one lunch break. During this time campers will wash or sanitize their hands, be seated with a minimum of 6 feet of social distance and allowed to have their masks off.

What are your cleaning policies?

Cleaning and disinfecting materials will be readily available during the camp day. Staff will do regular cleaning of surfaces and shared equipment.

Will your staff be vaccinated?

We are supporting our camp staff in finding vaccinations and educating our staff. Vaccinated or not we will be testing throughout.

What if a camper or TAC staff member tests positive for Covid-19?

If a staff member or camper tests positive for Covid-19 they must quarantine for CDC recommended timeline and test negative before returning to camp. If a staff member or camper tests positive for Covid, TAC will notify camp parents/guardians as well as staff and require testing. Remote day learning may be in effect depending on the situation.

What will ventilation look like in the camp space?

Windows at Textile Arts Center will be open at all times for added ventilation. Our ACs in the camp space are fitted with filters.

What is your refund policy?

The cost for camp includes a 50% non-refundable deposit at booking. Should you make any changes to your registration, you will be charged an additional $25 administrative fee. More than 1 month’s notice and you will receive a refund or credit minus the deposit and admin fee. Less than 1 month notice there is no refund or credit. Requests for any refund must be done via email to info@textileartscenter.com. See our full refund policy here.

Can I use my Summer Camp credit from 2020 for this year?

If you have a credit from Summer 2020 and are able to use it for a program in the future or donate that credit it would be greatly appreciated. Any credit issued for Summer 2020 is not eligible for a refund.

Please note: These guidelines may change as the CDC & state recommendations update closer to the start of camp

We are rethinking our remote summer programming due to interest.