Young Writers Camp Offers 25th Year of Creative Writing

Young Writers Camp, sponsored by the non-profit South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), will be accepting registration applications for its 2015 summer camp through June 26. The Camp offers a fun and stimulating environment for children entering grades 3-9 to explore the craft of writing. All skill levels are welcome. SCWriP’s credentialed, experienced teachers will work with each Camp participant to build confidence, increase motivation and provide tools that improve writing fluency and inspire creative thinking.

The camp meets five days a week (M-F) in half-day sessions for two weeks. Each day young writers engage in crafting a variety of writing forms (poems, journals, autobiographical sketches, short stories, nature observations, etc.) and thus become familiar with the writing process. Campers develop a writing community and support each other through feedback and collaboration. Each camper chooses a piece or pieces of writing for publication in the camp anthology, and during graduation on the last day of camp, campers celebrate and read their work to family and friends in attendance.

The following camps are being offered this summer:

University of California, Santa Barbara 

Grades 3-9

July 20 – 31    Mon-Fri,1:30pm-5:00pm

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks 

Grades 3-9

July 20 – 31    Mon-Fri, 9:00am-12:30pm

Mesa Union School, Somis

Grades 4-9

July 27 – Aug 7   Mon-Fri, 9:00am-12:30pm

SCWriP has presented Young Writers Camp for the past twenty-five years. “Every year it’s amazing to see the creative two-week curricula put together by SCWriP’s talented teacher consultants, and the powerful work produced by students of all ages and backgrounds,” stated Nicole Wald, Young Writers Camp co-director.

The cost of Young Writers Camp per camper is $295. A 10% discount is offered for siblings, and scholarships discounts are available for families needing financial assistance. Classes fill up quickly, so register soon.

Application materials are due June 26 and can be downloaded from the following link: 2015 YWC Application .

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