Common Threads

Self Sufficiency for the Modern World

Self Sufficiency for the Modern World

Self Sufficiency for the Modern WorldSelf Sufficiency for the Modern World

Summer 2020 Camps

Who It's For

Typical Camp Structure

Typical Camp Structure

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Our camps are designed for ages 6 to 12 with activities geared for ages 8-9 and adjusted accordingly for older and younger campers. 


Each week's activities centre loosely on a theme but always cover the four Common Threads pillars: sewing, cooking, organization and money management. Each week is different, so you are welcome to sign up for multiple weeks with no risk of repeat projects. 


Our camps are a maximum of 15 kids for a more personal experience.

Typical Camp Structure

Typical Camp Structure

Typical Camp Structure

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A typical camp day includes 3 or 4 projects with a longer afternoon outing or activity.  We often bake our afternoon snack in the morning as one of our projects.


Weather permitting, we bring our lunches to the park and play afterwards for around 1 hour.


Each week also includes:

An age appropriate, theme related movie

Swimming at a local pool

Pricing & Hours

Typical Camp Structure

Pricing & Hours

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Each camp is a week long, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.   


Snacks are provided. 


NEW THIS YEAR: for $5 a day we can feed your child lunch too.  Our lunches will range from soup and sandwiches to pizza or mac and cheese. 


Kids are asked to bring their own lunch (if not signing up for ours) and a reusable water bottle.


One week of camp is $340 +HST per child

JUly Camps

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

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This week is all about a summer favourite: camping.  We will sew handy items to have for exploring, learn how to pack for camping and how to use a compass.  We'll also have a campfire, marshmallows included!

This camp is only 4 days long

July 6 – 10: Doll Heaven

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

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Do you love your 18-inch doll (American Girl, Maplelea, Journey Girl, etc.) and want to make things for her awesome doll life? Then this is the camp for you! 

July 13 – 17: Animal Kingdom

June 29 – July 3: Camping Couture

July 13 – 17: Animal Kingdom

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This week celebrates the amazing creatures we share this planet with.

July 20 – 24: Feed my Family

July 27 – 31: Bookish Behaviours

July 13 – 17: Animal Kingdom

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Our goal this week is for kids to learn how to make simple, family pleasing meals.

How to read a recipe, grocery store shopping and food themed crafts and sewing are also on the menu.  AND... kids bring home family dinner all week!

July 27 – 31: Bookish Behaviours

July 27 – 31: Bookish Behaviours

July 27 – 31: Bookish Behaviours

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 Join us for an inspired week where we dig into some classics and “new classics” and bring some of those worlds to life.  Think snacks from the tea party Alice attended, animals from Narnia, wands and beer from a wizard’s world. Each day we will explore a different book / series. 

August camps

August 3 – 7: Handyman Special

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

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Hammers, saws, drills, wires, and copper piping.  A week full of tinkering and learning with a "handyman" focus.  Best for ages 9+

This camp is only 4 days long

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

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If you love mythical creatures, then this week is for you! We will create all kids of magic in all kinds of colours.  

August 17 – 21: Travel: Canada

August 10 – 14: Unicorns Mermaids & Rainbows

August 17 – 21: Travel: Canada

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Learn to prepare for travel and discover cultural and delicious items from every province and territory.

August 24 – 28: Money Mojo

August 31 – September 4: Recycling Heroes

August 17 – 21: Travel: Canada

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This week of camp focuses on money smarts in a fun way for kids.   Best for ages 9+. 

If you have a tween interested in half days only, please ask!

August 31 – September 4: Recycling Heroes

August 31 – September 4: Recycling Heroes

August 31 – September 4: Recycling Heroes

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So many things can be re-purposed into useful items!  We’ll tackle recycling in the kitchen too!