Camps at The Little Bits Workshop are a collage of creativity, ingenuity, learning, upcycled projects, outdoor explorations and fun with friends. The underlying theme of each camp is to learn the necessary skills to create useful beauty and to be good stewards of the natural beauty all around us. 

   We are a bunch of nurturing, creative moms & “mums” who love teaching kids to use their hands, not just their thumbs!! Our goal is to develop independent and confident MAKERS who have skills for life so they don't bring their pants home from college to be hemmed!!! We believe they should be able to DO IT THEMSELVES!



Upcoming Camps:

FULL MLK Day MakerNature Camp,
January 15, 9am-noon age 6+

Camp will be held in the Thatcher Woods Pavilion in partnership with the Trailside Museum Naturalists. Campers will spend half the day crafting by the fireplace making an ICE DYED HOODIE and half the day on an outdoor adventure.. permitting. $59 per camper, sibling discounts apply.

Still a few spots OPEN
Presidents Day MakerNature Camp, February 19, 9am-noon age 6+

Camp will be held in the Thatcher Woods Pavilion in partnership with Trailside Museum. Campers will get a little spring fix by creating a Gnome or Fairy Garden perfect for a centerpiece on the dining room table or in a sunny window. Watch little sprouts come up and bulbs begin to bloom. Kids will go bird watching to hear and see our winter birds and learn about the Bald Eagles who fly over River Forest near the DesPlains River. Everyone will get to make a suet feeder to entice winter birds to their back yards. $59 per camper, sibling discounts apply CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Highlights from our

2017 Summer MakerCamps

A rough sketch of our 2018 Maker Camps:

Yard to Table & Happy Habitats

The Backyard Camper

Harnessing the Wind

The Good Guerilla Artist 1&2

Sew Stunning

Sew Sweet & Salty

Camp Runway

Extreme Knit and Crochet

The Summer Cottage

Camp Runway 2

Jr Camp Runway 2

Summer Cottage 2

More Camps and Details to Come. Registration opens February 1, 2018