Upcoming Camp Dates: July 10-21 2017; 9-12 Enrollment closes June 1, 2017
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen." – Willa Cather
Campers will create 21st century texts using digital tools such as storyboarding, blogging, and movie-making during this two-week camp experience. In daily writing workshops, students will work with UNCG faculty, graduate students, NC teachers, and local authors. The camp introduces young writers to the writing process, unlocks strategies of professional writers, and supports development of variety of writing styles. All work will be published on our website.
Writing and Robotics
Writing and Robotics is an afternoon companion program in conjunction with the Young Writer’s Camp. In this program, we will give students an opportunity to design and construct a working robot based on the writing they create in the Young Writer’s Camp. Click here for more information.
Weatherspoon art Museum
Campers will have the opportunity to visit the Weatherspoon Art Museum for one hour with their writing coaches and instructors during the first week of camp. Here, they will learn how to use visuals as a way to foster their writing, such as the development of characters or settings.
The duration of the camp is two weeks, Monday – Friday from 9:00-12:00 PM, July 10-July 21. Registration before April 1, 2017 is $250.00 Registration on or after April 1, 2017 is $275.00. Tuition includes all materials, snacks, drinks, and a camp T-shirt. Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship Page for more information. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Enrollment is limited to 100 students. Students will be divided into at least three different sections based on grade level (3-5; 6-8; and 9-12). Each section will have approximately 30 students and at least two instructors. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Grade Level Placement
We enroll campers in grades 3-12. Our camp places students at the grade level they will be entering in the Fall. We realize that some children may have more experience with writing than others and the teachers will address those differences. All of our teachers are credentialed instructors who have experience teaching writing. Our teachers are dedicated to engaging their students in activities that encourage children to enjoy writing.
Pick up and drop off
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 AM, so please make sure you drop off your children between 8:45-8:55 AM. Here is a link for directions to UNCG and the School of Education. Safety is our priority. All students are accompanied by a camp teacher for snack and restroom breaks. All classrooms are located in the School of Education Building. Students in the high school class can be released on their own with a permission slip signed by parents. In some cases, a picture ID may be required from parents picking up their children. If another party will be picking up your child, please make sure we receive the names of those who have permission to pick up your children.
Prior to our camp, we hold a parent orientation meeting. At the parent orientation, you will be introduced to the coordinator, director and teachers of the UNCG SOE Young Writers' Camp. This informative meeting will also review safety/parking procedures and address any questions or concerns you may have. Visit our Parent Orientation Page for more information. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Parent Orientation will be held on Sat. July 8th from 10am-11am in the School of Education Building at UNCG.