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Creative Writing Camps

Students at Young Writers' Camp

Write Like a Detective at Camp Write for Life (Grades 3-5)

A two-week program for elementary and middle school students interested in concentrating on creative writing. Students work intensely to create and share writing with new friends by tapping into their own unique experiences. The students have the opportunity to work alongside peers that share the same enthusiasm for writing as well as one-on-one conferences with Teacher Consultants from the Upstate Writing Project.

Calling all super sleuths! This is a writing camp you won’t want to miss. Join us as we crack open wide the biggest mysteries of all time. Just like your favorite mystery authors, we will create dynamic detectives that rival even the famous Nancy Drew. Tools like descriptive writing, plot structure, dialogue, and figurative language will help us create the unique settings and situations to build our mystery around.  Our day will consist of icebreakers to get to know our fellow camp authors, short writing activities and games to get the creative juices flowing, time in the computer lab to harness the power of digital storytelling, visits from professional writers, and time to craft mind-blowing mysteries.  During week 2 we will focus on preparing and publishing our work for the world to enjoy. Get your magnifying glass ready and bring your trusty sidekick.  This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Camp Write for Life
A two-week, creative writing camp, for any rising 3rd - 5th graders that love to write.
Where: University Center 
When: June 11-22, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Cost: $500 ($550 after May 1) Write Like a Detective at Camp Write for Life (Grades 3-5)

Students at Young Writers' CampSoul Writers Camp (Grades 6-9)

Looking for all inspired authors! Do you dream of finishing that story idea you’ve been working on, or perhaps being a published author one day? We have the camp for you! As lovers of writing, we tend to love and hate the many parts of the writing process. From the overflow of ideas, to the lack of ideas; from the perfect flow, to writers block; and all the plot twists in between. Soul Writers is a two week camp for 6th - 9th graders who enjoy writing and dream of developing their ideas into something more than just notes in their notebooks. The purpose behind our Soul Writers camp is to have a space where we can come together as young writers to brainstorm ideas and develop those ideas into the completion of our own novels. We will meet and get feedback from published authors, develop our writing plan of action, and then work towards publishing some of our pieces.

Soul Writers Camp
A two-week, creative writing camp, for any 6th - rising 9th graders that are passionate about novel writing.
Where: University Center
When: June 11-22, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $500 ($550 after May 1)