Camp Workroom Social

Sleepaway Sewing Camp Designed Specifically for Adults

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Tap into your inner kid magic at Camp Workroom Social!

Camp Workroom Social retreats are not your typical sewing retreats. They are a special approach to sewing education. Inspired by sleepaway summer camps for children, Camp Workroom Social retreats focus on encouraging participants to experiment with new skills and ignore imperfections in their projects during the learning process. We offer our campers the space to do things many grown-ups almost never get to do. Things like...

  • try out a new personality with people who haven’t put you in a box,
  • make new friends in a judgement-free space,
  • develop your confidence with the kind praise of our staff and your peers,
  • and spend your days pressure-free, knowing you have no one else to worry about but yourself while you’re with us at Camp Workroom Social.

We specialize in teaching adult learners in a fun and social environment. Our classes are non-competitive, casual, and productive, and we teach in a friendly, inspiring, motivational way. We are professional designers and makers who do not focus on perfection. Rather, we want you to learn and to participate in our classes and workshops with a creative and curious spirit. We know great sewing comes with tons of practice, and our goal is to give you the skills and the confidence you need to continue your sewing journey at home.

Camp Workroom Social’s sewing retreats are designed for those who have some experience sewing. We want to help you develop your sewing skills, pushing them from good to great!

We can't wait to sew with you at Camp Workroom Social!

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Camp Workroom Social is held at beautiful Frost Valley YMCA Camp in Claryville, NY.

Located on over 5,000 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, just 2.5 hours north of New York City.

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

All Camp Workroom Social Retreats include...

  • Roundtrip shuttle bus service from Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
  • Accommodations. Lodge styles vary by retreat.
  • All meals during the retreat. Meals are healthy, balanced, and served in the Camp Dining Hall. We happily accommodate food allergies.
  • Sewing education. Specific classes, workshops, and activities vary by retreat.
  • Sewing machines for use.
  • Extracurricular activities which can include summer camp-inspired, fashion, and craft events and activities.
  • Access to Workroom Social's private online community, socialsewists.com. Campers can connect with each other before and after their events here.

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Current Retreats

Wardrobe Week—April 26–30, 2023

Wardrobe Week is a five-day, four-night boutique retreat for adults, offering participants the space and freedom to develop a wardrobe that represents their authentic selves.

↗︎ Learn more about Wardrobe Week

Fall Camp—October 14–17, 2022

Fall Camp is a four-day, three-night summer camp-inspired sewing retreat for adults, featuring intensive classes taught by contemporary experts in apparel sewing.

↗︎ Learn more about our Fall Camp

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Take A Look Inside

↗︎ 2018 Camp Flash Mob

↗︎ 2016 Video Yearbook

↗︎ 2015 Highlights

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Planning Resources and Helpful Information

↗︎ The ABCs of Camp

Our campy version of an FAQ.

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social Travel Guide

Includes information on getting to and from Frost Valley YMCA and flying in and out of New York City.

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Press

↗︎ #campworkroomsocial on Instagram

↗︎ Inside Camp Workroom Social 2017
Episode 14, Love to Sew Podcast

↗︎ Open Up with Jennifer Wiese
Seamwork Radio: Sewing Stories

↗︎ The Sewcialist Interview: Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social
TheSewcialists.com

↗︎ Nora Meets the Maker: Jennifer from Workroom Social
Kollabora

↗︎ On Camp
Henny Lou Blog

↗︎ Sewing Camp is Real!
How Fitting! A Blog by Brooks Ann Camper

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social Review
PatternReview.com

↗︎ Join Me at Camp!
Cloth Habit Blog

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social 2017
Rake and Make Blog

↗︎ Bra-making at Camp Workroom Social
Girl and Machine Blog

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social 2016
Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social 2016
Grainline Studio Blog

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social PJs!
Life by Ky Blog

↗︎ A Pattern Design Workshop in the Catskills
Elizabeth Olwen Blog

↗︎ Fall and Winter 2016 Sewing Events and Conferences
Threads Magazine

↗︎ Sewing Retreats!
Halfmoon Atelier Blog

↗︎ Sewing Classes & Retreats
Amy Kirst Blog

↗︎ March News form the Sewiverse!
Textillia

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social
La Mercerie Blog

↗︎ The Sewing Weekender—All Sewed Up!
The Fold Line

↗︎ What's Doing Vol. 21
Closet Core Patterns Blog

↗︎ Do-It-Yourself Fashion Thrives at the McCall Pattern Company
The New York Times

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Not Into Sleepaway Camp?

Consider taking a fashion sewing class at our permanent studio location in Brooklyn, New York. At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles and their unique body shapes and sizes.

 

Camp Workroom Social - Sewing Retreat for Adults - Sleepaway Sewing Camp designed specifically for grown-ups

Terms of Service and Refund Policy

Thank you for being a part of our community! Whether you are coming to see us in our Brooklyn studio, working with our fabrics or patterns, or joining us at Camp Workroom Social, we want to ensure that every Workroom Social sewist has the best experience possible. To help with this, please read and understand our Terms of Service and Refund Policy before you register for an event or buy a product from us. When you register for an event or buy a product from us, you agree to our Terms of Service and Refund Policy.

Our Terms of Service and Refund Policy include important information and policies regarding COVID-19. Both are updated regularly, so please click through to read them in full.

If you have questions about these terms and policies, please reach out before you register for an event or buy a product. You can email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com or call us at 646-481-1650. We are here and happy to help you!