After a weekend of fun and relaxation, everyone is back for another week at UNCG Young Writer’s Camp. To start the day off, all of the students had to wrote a story based on a picture of a pair of boots covered with sand. Each student had a different version to share. They have grown so much since the past week. Most of the campers have already started editing their stories and so far, they all look amazing. Everyone have worked really hard to demonstrate their writing. Some are inserting their own illustrations, others are doing flipbooks, videos and voicethread to bring their stories to life. I can’t wait for the presentations.
It is almost hard to believe this is the beginning of the second week of camp. Time flies so fast when you learning, socializing, blogging, writing and eating snacks. It is such a beautiful day today, with the sun shines upon your face and the air providing a cool breeze. As the students took a breather outside during their snack time, they were talking to each other, sharing their thoughts, laughing and smiling. These kids, from the elementaries to high schoolers are really breaking out of their shells, not only improving their writing skills but also engaging with new friends. Since the new school year is coming up in a few weeks, I am positive that these students will be comfortable and be ready to take on the essays, homework, applications and projects. I remember the first time I participated in the Young Writer’s Camp. I was about to start my final year of high school and there was a lot of pressure on me. I had my AP classes, SATs, resumes and college applications. I felt that the whole world was weighing on top of me. After two weeks of this experience, I became more confident and ensured. I learned new skills and programs, some of my new friends were in my high school and I had a good time in the college I planned to enroll in. Surely after obtaining this experience, the students will be ready to face new challenges in their lives.
Writing, Writing, Writing!!!!
It is a way to truly release yourself of stress and discover the creative ideas stored deep inside the mind. Putting words on a page is a part of everyday life and will forever live on. I am just glad the students are experiencing the wonders of creative writing, especially since they have a few more days to enjoy the camp.