Creative Writing Summer Camps

Young Women Writing for (a) Change

Summer Camps

Women Writing for (a) Change invites girls in grades 4th-6th grade and teen girls in grades 7th- 9th to come together for a week of creative writing fun! 

Both of our creative writing camps inspire creativity and provide a safe space for writers to find their individual voices. Trained camp facilitators plan age-appropriate activities for each group.  Writing prompts and other activities are designed to inspire not only the most passionate of writers but also those who may come more hesitantly to the page.

Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Again and again, new participants come to our circles insisting that they’re not “real” or serious writers—and leave not only with full notebooks but a deeper understanding of the importance of their words. 

Our high-facilitator, low-camper ratio of one facilitator to four participants—ensures that each girl who comes to our camps gets personalized attention and care not only during smaller group times but throughout the entire camp session.

While creative writing is the focus of our camps, our processes help participants gain the courage to share their writing and their voices. Facilitators create inclusive environments, not only during planned activities but breaks and lunch as well.  By learning and practicing how to give supportive feedback, and become better listeners, our summer camp encourages girls from all walks of life to feel welcome and become part of a community.  We feel it is imperative that our writing camps nurture our campers as emerging writers and more empowered young women.

At Young Women Writing for (a) Change girls can be themselves, find their voices, and share who they are and who they want to be. Our weeklong summer camp is a wonderful way for girls to spend time with new friends, play with words, and have their art and voice encouraged and supported.

Creative Writing Summer Camps 2018

Girls Camp ~ Adventures in the Company of Friends

If you were setting out on an adventure, what would you pack and whom would you invite along? Where can your imagination take you?

Friends make any adventure more fun!  Join us for a summer camp adventure filled with words, laughter, games, and crafts. We’ll explore inner and outer worlds, en-“courage” one another, and have fun with writing.  Say “Bon voyage” to boredom as we sail into summer together!

Facilitators- Denise Breeden-Ost and Laura Lausertmer

Who- For girls going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade
When– June 18-22, 9am-2pm
Where– Poplar Grove School House
Sliding Scale Tuition– $150-$220

To best serve all of our families, please chose the tuition that best serves your family’s abilities and needs. Tuition assistance is also available. Please contact ywwprogram@womenwritingbloomington.org for more information.

 

Teens Camp ~ Stories, Sisterhood, Summer

Let’s celebrate the stories we have inside us, the connections we make, the sunshine and the darkness. We’ll write, craft, connect, and share in the words of young women writers from around the world. Join us for a week of story and sisterhood. A week to write from your heart, relax, and be yourself. No need to edit or feel pressure. A week to just be you!

Facilitators- Sami Schalk and Kelly Sage

Who– For girls/teens going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grade
When– June 25-29, 9am-4pm
Where– Poplar Grove School House
Sliding Scale Tuition– $200- $260

To best serve all of our families, please chose the tuition that best serves your family’s abilities and needs. Tuition assistance is also available. Please contact ywwprogram@womenwritingbloomington.org for more information.

Registration is Open! Please use the form below to register for either of our summer camps.

YWW Summer Registration

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