Fashion Camps

Girls working on fashion camp projects

Registration for Summer 2022 Fashion Camps and the Overnight Lodging Package is now open. See the registration section below.

Summer 2022

It is never too early to develop a passion for fashion!

Held in North Texas on the beautiful TWU Denton campus, TWU Fashion Camps are like none other in the U.S. The five-day camps focus on campers learning sewing and apparel construction skills with additional projects in fashion sketching, trend board development, design concepts, textiles, color theory, and fashion show production. Campers will be engaged in most of those activities every day at various times throughout the day with a 15-minute break scheduled for each morning and afternoon along with a scheduled 45- to 60-minute lunch break. Instruction throughout the camps will be provided by TWU Fashion program faculty and local fashion industry professionals with undergraduate fashion students assisting the instructors and campers throughout each day. TWU Fashion Camp is a perfect fit for your preteen or teen fashion enthusiast, girl or boy!

Camp dates

Our camps are established for different age groups due to differences in interests, attention spans, abilities, and maturity. Please register your camper according to the age requirement of the camp.

At this time we are not considering registrations for campers younger than age 10, but if your child is nine and wants to attend a Junior camp, please email FT@twu.edu with that request.

Anyone unable to register for any of the camp sessions listed below will be able to sign up on a waitlist and if there is enough interest, a new camp session will be opened. The currently scheduled camp sessions are:

Junior Fashion Design Camp (Ages 10-13 yrs)

  • June 13–17, 2022

Teen Fashion Design Camp (Ages 14-18 yrs)

  • June 20–24, 2022

Junior Fashion Design Camp (Ages 10-13 yrs)

  • July 11–15, 2022

Teen Fashion Design Camp (Ages 14-18 yrs)

  • July 18–22, 2022

General information

Camp prices

The cost for registering for any of the day Fashion Camps is $575.00. This price includes:

  • lunches, snacks, and water
  • supplies for sewing, sketching, trend board production, and a textiles project
  • instruction from faculty and student assistants
  • a camp T-shirt
  • and various university administrative expenses.

There is no scholarship or financial aid available. 

Camp length

Each Fashion Camp will be five days in length, Monday through Friday. Each day, campers will need to arrive by 8:45 am and will be picked up between 4:45 pm and 5:00 pm each afternoon except for Friday. On Friday, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the campers and instructors will host a mini-fashion show and end-of-camp reception for parents, family, and friends to showcase and celebrate the fashion projects that campers have completed throughout the week. 

Accommodations and meals

All Fashion Camp activities will take place on the TWU campus with most of the activities occurring on the 1st and 4th floors of the historic Old Main Building, the original building on the TWU campus, and the home of the Fashion program since the opening of the University in 1903.

Most days, students will have lunch in the new TWU Dining Hall that offers a variety of foods through a rotating menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On other days, campers will receive a box lunch from the Dining Hall or a local restaurant that will be served in a break room in Old Main Building.

In addition to lunch, campers will be offered a morning and an afternoon snack, and there will always be bottles of water available for all. Campers with dietary restrictions or special needs that cannot be accommodated by food from the Dining Hall are welcome to bring their lunch, drinks, and/or snacks each day.

Camp size and supervision

Each camp is limited to an enrollment of twenty (20) campers due to the type of instruction in the camps and the physical size of the labs used for instruction. All instructors and student assistants that interact directly with campers will have undergone a criminal background check and completed child protection training as required by the University, and campers will never be left alone with no supervision.

At all times supervision and staffing ratios will meet or exceed University requirements and prevent unsupervised free time by campers.

Because of the tight spaces and full camp conditions, family and friends of campers will not be allowed to attend camp activities other than the end-of-the-camp fashion show. 

Camper behavior and requirements

  • Campers will be allowed to bring electronic devices to camp but most of the time will not be able to use devices during camp sessions because devices may be lost or damaged, and the use of devices may be distracting to other campers. However, campers will be allowed to take photos at specific times during the day to share with their friends and family.
  • Campers may not wear perfumes, colognes, and/or any lotions or other products that contain scents. There are many people that are “scent adverse” and a small room filled with more than 20 people wearing perfume can become quite overwhelming for campers and instructors alike.
  • Because smoking and vaping is illegal for anyone under the age of 21, smoking and vaping is prohibited at all times for all campers. In addition, no smoking or vaping is allowed on the TWU campus by any person.
  • Finally, all campers must behave in an appropriate manner throughout the duration of the camp. Any camper that is a constant disruption to camp events or does not adhere to camp or University rules will be asked to leave the camp, and parents will be required to pick up that camper immediately; no refund will be made for a dismissed camper.

Camp supplies

Campers will be required to bring a small number of personal supplies and items to camp consisting mainly of sewing notions and scissors as well as clothing and accessory items for the fashion show. After registration, campers will be sent a specific list of the supplies needed. 

Camp safety and health

The safety and well-being of campers and staff are the University’s highest priority.  As a result, all campers will be required to be up-to-date with all vaccinations required by the State of Texas (see https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx) as well as be immunized fully against COVID-19. Proof of immunizations will not be required to register for a camp session, but after registering and before arriving on campus, documentation will be requested and required. Medical records will not be stored by the University, but the information will be used simply to “check off” that the camper has met the vaccination requirement. Any registrants not fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the beginning of their camp will not be allowed to attend the camp session. No exceptions for medical or religious reasons will be allowed.

During the two-week period prior to the beginning of camp, if the camper has tested positive for COVID-19 the camp director must be notified immediately at FT@twu.edu. In addition, when a camper arrives at camp the camper must have been:

  • asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms
  • not been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • and not living with anyone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

If any of these conditions are met, the camper must provide a negative COVID-19 test result that occurred no more than 72 hours prior to arriving at camp.

There will be no requirement for wearing face coverings or masks during Fashion Camps, but campers are welcome to do so. All Fashion Camp staffers will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and also may wear masks during camp sessions.

No minor on campus is allowed to medicate themselves during Fashion Camp. Parents of all campers under the age of 18 that require medication will have to work with the Camp Director for dispensing medication; parents of registered campers will receive relevant information.

Camp overnight lodging package

Lodging with University Housing is available to anyone attending a TWU Fashion Camp.  Reservations for the Overnight Lodging Package are made online during registration. For all camps, the Overnight Lodging Package with double occupancy is $355.00. The Overnight Lodging Package with single occupancy is $400.00. At no time will female and male campers be required or allowed to stay in the same dorm room. The Overnight Lodging Package includes five nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday) in Stark Hall on the TWU campus in addition to five dinners, five breakfasts, and activities. Each room includes two extra-long twin beds, desks, chairs, closets, dressers, and window blinds. Additionally, each room has a bathroom with a tub/shower, shower curtain, and toilet paper. Each camper will be responsible for bringing personal bed coverings and pillows. For overnight lodging, check-in will take place on Sunday evening, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., before the first official day of camp and checkout will take place on Friday morning, the last day of camp.

At all times, students will be chaperoned by a camp staff member that will, at the end of the camp day, take campers to their dorm rooms and then to dinner and then back to their rooms or an on-campus activity. The chaperone will stay overnight in the same dorm as the students, and then will take the campers to breakfast and then to camp in the morning. Depending upon the number of overnight campers at each camp, there may be multiple chaperones. Please note that any camper that is a constant disruption in the dorm or does not adhere to camp or University rules will be asked to leave the camp, and parents will be required to pick up that camper immediately; no refund will be made for a dismissed camper.

Camp refund and cancellation policies

Because of costs incurred in advance and a waitlist of those fashion enthusiasts wanting to join the camp, registrants who find it necessary to cancel registration fourteen (14) days prior to the camp start date or earlier for the DAY CAMP will receive a refund, less a $100 fee to cover the costs of food, supplies, and a T-shirt already purchased. Registrants who find it necessary to cancel registration fourteen (14) days prior to the camp start date or earlier for the OVERNIGHT LODGING PACKAGE will receive a refund, less a $40 fee to cover incidental costs.

To receive a refund, you must submit a written notification fourteen (14) days prior to the camp start date to FT@twu.edu. Within the 14-day period prior to the camp start date, a refund for the DAY CAMP, less a $100 fee, and the OVERNIGHT LODGING PACKAGE, less a $40 fee, would be issued ONLY if another camper, who is on a waitlist, registers for the opening. Once the Fashion Camp begins, no refunds will be issued for DAY CAMPS or OVERNIGHT LODGING.

All refunds will be issued to the debit or credit card used for the original registration no later than August 31, 2022. No cash or check refunds will be granted. The University reserves the right to cancel this event if sufficient enrollment is not met or if the University is required to cancel the camps for any reason. In that case, all registrants would receive a full refund, and Texas Woman’s University’s liability will be limited to the registration fee.

Register for Fashion Camp

Registration for Summer 2022 Fashion Camps and the Overnight Lodging Package is now open.

If you have any questions about registration at any time, please email FT@twu.edu or call 940-898-2674 for assistance. Payment can be made with a debit or credit card only — no cash or checks accepted. Also, there is no ability to pay through an installment plan or partially pay at different times.

After you have registered and your payment has cleared, you will be sent a confirmation email. At least two weeks prior to the beginning of your selected camp, you will be sent an additional email with detailed information about directions to the campus, parking, pick-up and drop-off locations, supplies, and any other information needed.

Because all camp correspondence will be delivered via email, it is very important to provide a current and accurate email address on the registration form. 

Day Camp Registration

Register for Junior Camps, Ages 10–13

Register for Junior Camps, Ages 14–18

Overnight Lodging Package Registration

Reserve Overnight Lodging Packages

Day Camp Wait Lists and "Request" Lists

Join the Fashion Camp Wait List

Join the Camp Requested List

Page last updated 8:53 AM, April 26, 2022