Fiber Arts Craft Camp

Instructor:  Susan Withnell

Dates: August 1 – 5

Tuition: $150

Materials Fee:  $40

Morning Session: Ages 8 – 10

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM, Daily

PRCS Activity #: 709250

Afternoon Session: Ages 11 – 13

Times: 1 – 4 PM, Daily

PRCS Activity #: 709350

Description:  Campers will explore the world of fiber arts, with hands-on opportunities to create a variety of projects! Each day will include time for creativity, education, fiber arts-related storytelling, and overall fun with fiber. Campers will try their hand at hand spinning wool yarn, felting, weaving, quilting, and cross-stitch. There will be an opportunity to meet some fiber-producing animals, up close and personal!

Please Note: Loudoun PRCS is processing our Summer Camp registrations. Copy the PRCS Activity # f0r the morning or afternoon session noted above, click the ‘Register’ button below to transfer to PRCS Webtrac, then paste the Activity # in their search field.

Instructor Bio:  Susan Withnell has been hand spinning and weaving for over 20 years while running her fiber arts business, Ewes-Ful Fiber Arts.  She raises high percentage Wensleydale sheep (known for their excellent spinning fleeces), alpaca, and angora rabbits on her Maryland Farm. She is a Waterford Landmark Artisan, and earned the distinction of being the 2020 Waterford Artisan of the Year for her commitment to the Waterford Fair and its educational mission. As an elementary school teacher, she started a fiber arts club for her students, and since retiring, teaches fiber arts summer camps for children and classes for adults.

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Survival Camp  (Ages 11 – 15)

Instructor: Laura Handley

Date: August 1 – 5

Time: 8 AM – 2 PM

Tuition:  $300

Materials Fee:  $40

PRCS Activity #: 709734

Description:  Explore Waterford, a preserved 19th century village and the surrounding rural landscape, while learning essential survival skills. The topics of water & fire, food, medicine, signaling & navigation, and survival kits will be covered in depth. Campers will receive a kit that includes a fire-safe drinking cup, compass, and 3.6” fixed blade knife.

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Instructor Bio:  Laura Handley is a teacher and writer, with a deep interest in learning how to survive and thrive within the natural world. She picked up survival skills through years of hiking, camping, and foraging, and honed them as a teaching assistant and co-instructor at Advanced Survival Training in Fauquier County, VA. She is a high-school math teacher and volunteers extensively in habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring. She also blogs about her foraging and wildcrafting projects on Instagram as @fairfaxforager.

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