DEAN Adventure Camps

About DEAN Adventure Camps

Formerly The Handwork Studio & Velocity Adventure Camp

Discover the joy, explore new skills, achieve greatness, and navigate through a summer of adventure at DEAN Adventure Camps, designed for campers from PreK to 15 years of age. Every child's experience is enriching and dynamic, with each day bursting with the excitement of new discoveries.

Designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our wide age range, we understand the challenges parents face in finding engaging summer activities for their children. That's why we guide each camper to discover their passions through our unique 'Learn by Making,' 'Learn by Doing,' and 'Learn by Playing approach. Our diverse activities, from biking and machine sewing to skateboarding and parkour, are crafted to help campers of all ages to Discover strengths, Explore their potential, Achieve new heights, and Navigate challenges with confidence.

You can find DEAN Adventure Camps in 8 locations throughout DC, MD, PA, and VA, and we are looking to create a dynamic summer team for 2024 that we hope can include you!


Assistant Instructor

June 2023 - August 2023 Washington, DC
“The staff, the kids, the experience as I’m majoring in Pre- Early Childhood Education. Truly the best work experience.”

Camp Counselor

June 2018 - August 2018 Philadelphia, PA
“I liked the people I worked with and the overall experience. It was a fun job most of the time and I learned quite a bit on the job about working with kids and also sewing techniques. ”
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