meet the maker

lauren engelkemeyer

Hi! I'm Lauren and I'm the wearer of all hats behind the scenes here at Camp Clever. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with my husband Sean and two little boys, Nolan and August.

Camp Clever began as Clever Betty Studio in 2010, which was initially a part-time hobby hosted on Etsy. I first started selling handmade women’s accessories, then fabric and sewing patterns, switched to home decor, and finally found my place with kids art and toys. To say my interests are eclectic would be an understatement! What remains consistent through the years is my ability to create quality, playful, handmade goods that inspire delight in everyday life.

In 2019, Clever Betty Studio was rebranded as Camp Clever to better represent the transformation into a place that feels strongly about providing opportunity for kids to learn through play. Camp Clever seeks to explore childhood with curiosity, imagination, and joy, as everyday adventures come alive with possibility.

When I’m not creating new adventures for Camp Clever you’ll likely find me navigating life with my family, often indulging in sweets, tasty beverages, silly dances, our favorite local attractions, and the comforts of our home.