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Just some of the (unsolicited) comments we’ve received:

Katrina gained enough experience during the summer DezignKidz camp that she decided to design pillows for the Egan Holiday Fair. They were a great success and she sold out in the first 40 minutes!. She got orders for personalized valentine heart-shaped pillows from Egan boys!

I am really happy that DezignKidz taught her the skills to make real things.”

Natalie A.  (1/07/15)

Los Altos, CA

This is our third summer. My girls love your camp!"

Natalie L. (5/1/2014)

Los Altos, CA

"This is Kelly's sixth year and it's the best camp! There have become many fashion camps, but I can't imagine it done better than Durga's & Kathy's!"

Pat K. (04/16/2014)

Los Altos, CA

DezignKidz was (my daughter’s) first choice camp this year—everything else needed to be scheduled around it. She recently made this pink prairie skirt (elastic waist), grey apron, and pink bonnet for her school 5th grade Colonial play. The mom's who rented or bought costumes for their girls were definitely impressed. She has been very busy creating dresses and purses since she was in camp last summer.”

Jennifer W. (5/5/14)

Los Altos, CA 

I just signed Sophie up again for your fashion and accessory camps this year! She said it was her favorite summer activity last year and wanted to do it again.

Eunice K. (2/15/2014)

Los Altos, CA

Thank you again for the wonderful camp. Noa very much enjoyed her
classes. My husband and I loved the Friday night runway! It was a lot
of fun and a great way to showcase the camper's creations.

Linda M. (07/22/2013)

Los Altos

Thank you so much! Elizabeth was really excited to take part in the Fashion Show. She was so proud she got to model the "designer" green dress in addition to her own pieces. I, too, found the show really enjoyable. Big kudos for the hard work and lots of heart that obviously went into creating this event.

Natalia (07/20/2013)

Mountain View

My daughter took Interior Dezign last summer and LOVED it.
She can’t wait to come back this summer for Textile Dezign.

Cynthia  (05/07/13)

San Jose, CA

Dana loves Dezignkidz! This is her fourth year attending your
fabulous camp. It's one of the highlights of her summer!

Beth L., (3/02/13)

Los Altos, CA

Amanda has continued sewing since camp ended. And she loved the end of camp fashion show so much, it inspired her to model. Since then, she has been hired for a TV show and TV pilot.  An agent has offered her a contract. All this inspired by a summer camp!
Leigh M. (5/2013)

Palo Alto

Alannah loved last summer’s (FD1/Accessory Dezign) class
and really wanted to return this year.

Elaine  (1/27/2013)

Los Altos, CA

I was very impressed with the program.  My daughter has zero experience in design or sewing and she came home with a beautiful dress. Thank you!

Miyeko K., (8/2012)

Los Altos, CA

Margot just finished her week of summer camp and absolutely loved it! I was so impressed with the skills she learned. She’s interested in coming for an after school camp.

The Fashion Show was fabulous!

Renee J. (8/2012)

Los Altos, CA

Thank you, Durga and Kathy, for being such a significant part of Arielle's amazing recovery from her surgery. We are so thankful for your support, enabling her join the class after missing two days and helping her to
catch up with the rest of the girls. It was so clear that working and being around her friends lifted her mood and distracted her from the pain -
She came back home happy!! She finished the camp by walking on the runway and no one could tell she had a surgery four days earlier.  What a recovery!
Y.R., (8/2012)  
Los Altos 

Can we reserve our spot for next year now?  ;-)
(emailed just after finishing up our camp in July)

Nancy O.,

Los Altos, CA (8/11)

I wanted to take a moment to tell you what an incredible camp you have created! Elizabeth Grace made such amazing clothing (her skirt was especially darling!), accessories (her purse was fashionable and fun) and jewelry (I keep trying to sneak her paper bead and wooden necklaces away from her). What a top notch fashion school you and Durga have created for children. Thank you!

Elizabeth P.,
Los Gatos, CA (8/11)

Hannah had a fantastic time at DezignKidz last year and is
looking forward to again it this summer!

Lisa A.

Los Altos, CA

Anjali had a great time in your class, which whizzed by. She's looking

forward to the next session. Her favorite filler activity to bring along

when we get together with adult lunch/dinner parties is now a sewing project-- this is so much better than electronic gadgets. Thanks for the inspiring class!
Rita W.

Palo Alto, CA

The parade/fashion show of outfits was GREAT!!  Natania learned and is

excited to continue to sew.  Thank you for offering this and for the time

and effort you took to make this a special activity for my daughter.

Janice J.
Palo Alto, CA

Thank you ladies for a wonderful evening. You certainly made it memorable not only for Vibha but all the kids. Your attention to detail is commendable. Everything came out fabulous - decorations, cake, purse project.

Yamini A.

Saratoga, CA

Our oldest had taken a class with a quilting shop, but she was not really taught the basics of sewing (pattern cutting and hand stitching) so she walked away from the class with the inability to replicate what she had learned. Durga and Kathy structured the (DezignKIdz) class in such a way that it permitted the children to learn the basic skills while still allowing them to be as creative as they wanted to be. Our oldest daughter has been so inspired that she spends countless hours designing and creating dolls, clothing, bags and multiple other items. Her enthusiasm has spread to her friends.  She now has sewing play dates where her friends come for the purpose of sewing items together.  Since the initial class the girls have taken a few other classes with DezignKids and each class has been inspirational to the girls.  They enjoyed learning to make a dress and a special doll or stuffed animal.  WOW.  We are so thankful that they gave our girls another way to express their creativity. Thank you Durga and Kathy. 

Balbir B.,
Mountain View, CA

My daughter Kelly (8) loved DezignKids camp because the instructors were so fun, patient and managed to take individual time with each student. Kelly was so proud of her skirt and wore it on the first day of school! Our family was blown away by the high-end, dramatic fashion show - that was totally unexpected and a great memory for us all!

Pat K.,
Los Altos, CA

I must tell you that Natalie had a BLAST at DezignKidz camp. She learned so much about patterns, sewing, the history of clothing, etc. I loved hearing all about it -- and watching her shine in the dress she designed and made.

Keep up the good work.

Lew Griswold

Visalia, CA


My daughter Lina had an amazing time. Not only did she begin learning a skill that will last her a life time, but she has now been introduced to the design world in a fun way. She is so proud of her dress and has worn it numerous times already.


Mountain View, CA 

Thank you so much for a wonderful Design camp. My third grader absolutely loved the camp and especially the Fashion Show. You did an amazing job and you pulled it off beautifully. From my point of view it was flawless.


Los Altos, CA

I was so impressed with my daughter's experience in DezignKidz camp.  From sketching, to measuring, to cutting, pinning, and sewing, the kids had their hands on every step of the way.  My daughter loves the tunic she made, and she even chose it to wear to the first day of school!  Every single garment at the fashion show was an individual creation, not a cookie-cutter version of the same thing, and the kids seemed thrilled at the chance to shine in the spotlight. We hope to participate in many more DezignKidz programs.

Los Altos

Michelle LOVED the class! I thought it was a fabulous idea and the skirts were perfect for the week.  Thank you for all of your hard work and organization. I especially like how you used the preteens/teen helpers.


Los Altos, CA

Elise (age 11) really enjoyed the class this summer.
She has received so many compliments on her tunic!  Thanks again!


Los Altos, CA

Thanks for a wonderful week of camp.  My daughter loves her skirt and wears it often and loves to tell others that she "made" it.


Mountain View, CA

DezignKidz was so much fun!  I had a really good time.  We drew pictures of some tunics, and then we decided which one we liked best.  After that, we cut our fabric.  It was fun!  After we cut our fabric, we pinned it together.  Then we went to the sewing machine to sew up our garments. Then we sewed or ironed on our embellishments.  After that, we practiced for the fashion show. After all that work to make our beautiful garments, it was fashion show night!!!!  DezignKidz is one of the greatest camps in the world! 

Anna, 3rd grade,
Los Altos

One of Katrina’s pillow creations.