Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week Sewing Retreat for Adults

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AboutDatesLocation and Travel Guide • ScheduleWhat's IncludedPricing • FAQRegistration Details • Terms of Service and Refund PolicyTravel InsuranceHow to Register

About

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week is a 5-day/4-night sewing retreat offering participants the space and freedom to develop a wardrobe that represents their authentic selves.

At Wardrobe Week, our team of expert fashion sewists support campers as they work on different aspects of their wardrobe. In addition to sewing garments, Wardrobe Week features lectures on topics important to building the wardrobe of your dreams including fit, color, silhouette, fabric, finishing techniques, how to use trims and hardware, garment care, and project workflow and organization.

Campers spend their time at Wardrobe Week working side-by-side in small groups, creating a warm and collaborative environment that encourages campers to build connections with each other. Campers work on projects at their own pace and at different stages of construction. Some campers focus on batch sewing multiple garments, while others focus on fine-tuning the fit of one or two garments. Each small group also works with a dedicated sewing instructor who is matched with campers based on their desired outcomes and goals. Instructors can demonstrate sewing techniques, help with problem solving, assist with fitting, and offer a professional perspective on the garment-making process—all while making fashion sewing approachable and fun!

During down time, campers can choose to relax alone or get to know their fellow campers. We designed Camp Workroom Social for sewists to learn, to practice, and to have a fun weekend away in the woods!

At Workroom Social we specialize in teaching adult learners in a fun and social environment. Our events are noncompetitive, 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.

Dates

Wednesday, April 27–Sunday, May 1, 2022

Location

Takes place at Frost Valley YMCA—located on over 5,000 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, just 2.5 hours north of New York City.

Want more information about traveling to Camp Workroom Social? Check out our Travel Guide, which includes information on getting to and from Frost Valley YMCA and flying in and out of New York City.

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week Sewing Retreat for Adults

Schedule

Schedule for planning purposes only. Exact event schedule subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

12:00 p.m. Bus departs Midtown Manhattan, NYC for Camp Workroom Social

3:00 p.m. Bus arrives at Camp Workroom Social and registration begins

4:15 p.m. All Camp Welcome and Orientation

4:45 p.m. First Camper Meeting

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

6:45 p.m. Lecture: Easy Flat Patternmaking Techniques to Customize Your You-Made Projects

7:15 p.m. Open Sew

9:00 p.m. Intention Setting Ceremony

10:30 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Thursday, April 28, 2022

7:00 a.m. Optional early activity (hiking, running, yoga, meditation)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Open Sew

10:30 a.m. Lecture and Workshop: Record Keeping for Garment Sewists

12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Open Sew

4:45 p.m. Lecture: Different Workflows and Organization Systems for Hobby Sewing

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Open Sew

8:30 p.m. Workshop: What Do You Want to Communicate with Your Style?

10:30 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Friday, April 29, 2022

7:00 a.m. Optional early activity (hiking, running, yoga, meditation)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Open Sew

12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Open Sew

4:45 p.m. Workshop: How to Capture the Magic of Your Projects through Photography

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Open Sew

8:30 p.m. Lecture: Fabrics for Fashion Sewing

10:30 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Saturday, April 30, 2022

7:00 a.m. Optional early activity (hiking, running, yoga, meditation)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Open Sew

12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Open Sew

3:30 p.m. Lecture and Workshop: Garment Care and Visible Mending

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Clean up and pack up work spaces

8:30 p.m. Appreciation Ceremony and Camp Fire

10:30 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Sunday, May 1, 2022

7:00 a.m. Early morning pack-up and move-out

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Camp activities

11:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony and lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Buses depart Camp Workroom Social for NYC

4:30 p.m. Buses arrive in NYC

What's Included

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Weeks includes the following:

  • Roundtrip shuttle bus service from Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Campers may drive themselves to Frost Valley if they prefer.
  • 5-days/4-nights accommodations. See registration pricing below for details on lodging options.
  • All meals from dinner Wednesday night through lunch Sunday afternoon. All meals are served in the Camp Dining Hall. A variety of nutrition options are available at every meal, and we happily accommodate food allergies. For those with specific dietary needs, campers are put in touch with the Dining Hall directly to ensure every meal is safe.
  • Snacks throughout each sewing day.
  • Three days of intensive sewing time with the support of a sewing instructor who specializes in fashion and garment sewing.
  • Sewing machines for use at Camp. Campers may bring their own machines if they prefer.
  • A selection of various sewing and fashion-related workshops.
  • Camp activities which may include hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, canoeing, nature workshops, and arts-and-crafts classes! Scroll up for a detailed schedule of events.
  • Access to Workroom Social's private online community, socialsewists.com. Campers can connect with each other before and after the event here.

Pricing

The cost of Camp is determined by the type of lodging you select.

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week Sewing Retreat for Adults Lodges

Camp-Style Cabins

  • Summer camp style stand-alone cabins that can sleep up to 10.
  • Camp Workroom Social campers will bunk with up to 3 other campers (4 campers total per cabin).
  • Twin-sized bunk beds with foam mattresses. Every camper can sleep on a bottom bunk. No camper is required to sleep on a top bunk.
  • Bathroom and shower located inside the cabin. One bathroom per cabin (per 4 campers).
  • Other Camp Workroom Social cabin nearby with shared outdoor fire ring.

Camper fee for Camp-Style Cabins—$1,865

Family-Style Lodges

  • Family-style lodge building with 4 private rooms and 1 common room.
  • Camp Workroom Social campers will bunk with up to 1 other camper per room. (2 campers per room, 8 campers per building).
  • Twin-sized bunk beds with foam mattresses. Every camper can sleep on a bottom bunk. No camper is required to sleep on a top bunk.
  • Bathroom and shower located inside each room. One bathroom per room (per 2 campers).
  • Other Camp Workroom Social lodge nearby. Each lodge has its own fire ring.

Camper fee for Family-Style Lodges—$2,064

Hotel-Style Building

  • Hotel-style building with 24 rooms and 1 common room lounge that includes a variety of refreshments.
  • Camp Workroom Social campers can book a hotel-private room or a hotel-shared room. 1 or 2 campers per room.
  • Full-sized beds with spring mattresses. Every camper gets her own bed.
  • Bathroom and shower located inside each room. One bathroom per room.
  • The hotel-style building is located directly next to the sewing building.

Camper fee for Hotel-Style shared room—$2,264
Camper fee Hotel-Style single room—$2,514

Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week Sewing Retreat for Adults Lodges

The ABCs of Camp (Our Campy FAQ)

Got questions about the nitty gritty details of Camp? Check out The ABCs of Camp, a Frequently Asked Questions article. It's a fun way to learn a bit more about what to expect from your weekend at Camp.

Registration Details

Reserve your spot at Camp Workroom Social Wardrobe Week by submitting a deposit of $595. Then choose one of the following options to complete your registration. You have until Friday, February 4, 2022 to choose the right option for you! We'll reach out when it’s time to choose.

  • Option #1—Submit your remaining fee balance all at once. Due Friday, February 4, 2022.
  • Option #2—Submit your remaining fee balance, plus an additional $125, in 3 even installments due
    • Friday, February 4, 2022
    • Friday, March 4, 2022
    • Friday, April 1, 2022

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!

Travel Insurance

Due to the unique nature of travel events like Camp Workroom Social retreats, we are unable to issue refunds due to delays or changes in travel plans. We strongly encourage all participants to research and consider purchasing a travel insurance plan to cover your Camp Workroom Social expenses. Research and understand how issues relating to COVID-19 are covered or not covered by different agencies and policies. Here are some resources to help get you started with your research.

How to Register

Registration for Camp Workroom Social's Wardrobe Week opens on Tuesday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 p.m. Pacific). Registration for Camp is done by random lottery. Selected individuals are notified by email between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Eastern on January 18 and have 10 minutes to complete their registration before it expires. At 4:00 p.m. Eastern, if spots still remain they will become available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to register for Camp Workroom Social's Wardrobe Week, you can join the lottery by signing up here.

UPDATE: Wardrobe Week 2022 is now sold out. If you're interested in attending this year's event, join the wait list here.