Gone are the one-interest fits all camp experiences of yesteryear. Nowadays, you can pick your child’s summer camp based on their hobbies and future career goals. For the fashion forward kids in your Life, try out Fashion Camp NYC, the premier fashion program for tweens and teens. Entering its 10th year empowering young people to discover their dreams in the fashion industry, Fashion Camp NYC will take place July 24th – 28th and July 31st – Aug 4th.
Fashion Camp NYC offers kids a one-of-a-kind experience that blends access and education with visits to iconic fashion houses, behind the scenes field trips, fashion-focused projects and trips to iconic NYC landmarks. Campers explore how brands are built and learn about the various aspects and disciplines within the fashion industry – including media (PR, blogging, social media), business (merchandising buying, retail management) styling, fashion technology and more. My one small caveat is a lack of Hispanic and African-American speakers. I would love to see more diversity, especially hispanic and African-Americans, in the lineups in the future as it is so very vital that children see people that look like them being successful in their chosen fields.
The cornerstone of Fashion Camp NYC is the dynamic speakers and access to renowned fashion houses.
This year’s confirmed speakers include:
- Aya Kanai-Exec. Fashion Director at Cosmo/Seventeen, Judge on Project Runway Junior
- Steven Alan – Fashion Designer/Founder of Steven Alan boutiques and Steven Alan Collection
- Connie Wang – Fashion Features Director at Refinery29
- Sophia Macks – Founder & CEO of Beyond the Mag
- Cassandra Dimicco – Fashion Blogger
- Lauren Levinson – Senior Editor at Pop Sugar Beauty
- Lauren Rae Levy – Fashion Stylist and Brand Consultant
Showroom, office and shopping trips to include:
- Ralph Lauren
- Nine West
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Mud Make-up Designory
- LaForce Fashion PR
- Madison Avenue
- Clo Virtual Fashion
- Mood Fabrics
“Fashion Camp NYC exposes campers to the full breadth of the industry beyond just design and the result is a student who is poised for a career and education in fashion,” said Miriam Quart, the camp’s Director. “Through classroom education, field trips to top design houses, talks by leading industry insiders and hands-on exercises, campers are really given the behind-the-scenes, full picture of the fashion industry plus an unforgettable experience exploring the fashion capital of the world.”
There are two Fashion Camp NYC programs – Fashion Prep, for beginners and Fashion Forward, for more advanced campers. These sessions run from July 24 to July 28 and July 31 to August 4. Fashion Camp NYC includes a visit to the Ralph Lauren showroom. The “Fashion Prep” section will include trips to Windows Wear, The Nine West Showroom, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MUD Make Up Designory, LaForce Fashion PR, and a walking tour of Madison Avenue. The “Fashion Forward” section will include trips to Clo Virtual Fashion, Mood Fabrics and sessions led by Sophia Macks of Beyond The Mag and Lauren Levy, Fashion Stylist & Brand Consultant.
Fashion Camp NYC is located in the Fashion District of NYC, so budding fashionistas from all over the world can get a truly global perspective and learn about all aspects of the industry in the fashion capital of the world.
Fashion Camp NYC is recommended for teens aged 12-18 and is priced at $1200 per person.
ABOUT FASHION CAMP NYC:
Based in the heart of the Garment District on Fashion Ave, Fashion Camp NYC is the only fashion program for tweens and teens that includes a unique combination of hands-on activities, dynamic guest speakers, exclusive behind-the-scenes field trips, an end-of-session portfolio, and lots of exclusive New York surprises. As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we invite fashion forward teens from ages 12-18 to join us for a week in New York City this summer. This incredible program will include behind-the-scenes glimpses of the fashion industry, as our campers learn about 100’s of career and internship options, develop new skills, spot trends, make connections, and make friends from around the globe!