Monday, July 1, 2013

CAMP JAKE: Independence

One of the many goals of Camp Jake is to nurture independence and self-sufficiency in campers. This is accomplished in many ways, including introducing kids to prospective trades. This July we’ll begin teaching sewing on our new electric Singer sewing machines, a donation from St. John’s Episcopal Church (Norristown, PA). 

Campers will learn a variety of basic sewing skills through the first project, making “darn dolls”. We hope to expand this program over time to include garment making, alterations, tailoring, household upholstery and so much more. 

Who knows? Maybe St. Vincent’s students will eventually make school uniforms for the Center!

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