Creative Writing Camp for Kids
Session I: Monday-Friday, July 15-July 19, 2013 | 1:00 - 5:00pm
Session II: Monday-Friday, July 22-July 26, 2013 | 1:00 -5:00pm
Guest children's book authors will be visiting camp to talk to the kids about writing: Kathryn Erskine, Gigi Amateau, Meg Medina, Jennifer Elvgren, Lana Krumwiede, and Kristen-Paige Madonia. Order the authors' books for your child using this PDF Order Form or by credit card with this form.
Grades 3-5: Story Camp
Session 1 Instructor: Julie Gottschalk, Peabody School
Session 2 Instructor: Robin Albertson-Wren, St. Anne's Belfield School
Put your story ideas on paper, or discover new ideas with the help of other writers.
Grades 6-8: Writing Circle
Session 1 Instructor: Erin James, Henley Middle School
Session 2 Instructor: Jen Wilson, Field School
Spend the week playing with different plots and prompts, creating characters, and responding to fellow writers' work.
Grades 9-12 and 2013 High School Graduates: Writing Workshop
Session 1 Instructor: Jordan Taylor, St. Anne's Belfield Upper School
Session 2 Instructor: Charlotte S. Wood, Albemarle High School
Create new work and polish existing pieces (poetry, fiction, movie scripts, etc.) with supportive feedback from the group.
Limit: 10 students per age group, per session. Snacks and walks outside will be incorporated into the daily activities. At the end of the writing camp session, we'll have a reading for parents and friends. Each writer will be published in our writing camp magazine. Fee includes snacks, writer's notebook and one copy of the magazine.
All instructors are schoolteachers with creative writing experience.
Camp Co-Directors: Jen Wilson (English teacher at The Field School of Charlottesville) and Elizabeth Derby (marketing freelancer and non-fiction writer)
Held at WriterHouse, 508 Dale Ave., Charlottesville, behind the Preston Ave Bodo's Bagels. 434-296-1922, www.writerhouse.org
Thanks to the generosity of the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band in the CACF, some scholarships are available for students from low-income families. In order to apply, please download and fill out our Scholarship/Subsidy Form and send it to us with your class registration and partial payment.
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN YOU PAY VIA PAYPAL, YOU WILL STILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE ENROLLMENT AND PERMISSION FORM AND RETURN IT TO US. YOU WILL BE GIVEN ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO DOWNLOAD IT AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR PAYPAL TRANSACTION.