Sewing at Camp Tuku takes on many forms from hand stitching to feltwork and everything in between. Campers are guided through a variety of crafts that encourage them to use their hands as they practice their creativity with intention and focus. As campers use their hands with intention they often find that mindfulness is applied in the following ways:
- Patience and Perseverance: Sewing and crafting takes time and dedication. A level of patience is required to complete more complex projects. Campers are then encouraged to apply this lesson to other parts of their lives.
- Flow State: When one is fully immersed in an activity they achieve what is called a “flow state” which allows them to lose track of time and fully experience the joy of the activity.
- Community Connection: Campers work in communal spaces on their craft often sharing stories as they work thus bolstering their sense of community connection and cohesion.
- Purpose and Achievement: Completing a specific task of creation provides a sense of achievement and purpose as campers create a tangible reminder of their creativity and effort.