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What is Writing Camp?
At Writing Camps, students
  • improve their writing skills,

  • meet new friends,

  • become published authors, and

  • celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family!

Youth Writing Camp (all genres)

​Students learn from experienced and effective classroom teachers and have access to computers at Ball State University. They participate in a creative workshop experience writing stories, poems, and essays taking a close look at the power of word choice, voice, organization, sentence fluency, organization, and presentation. Students develop their writing skills as they spend time immersed in the writing process and receive personalized feedback through participation in peer response groups, teacher conferences and author's chair.

Journalism Writing Camp

Description coming soon!​

Who should attend?

Students of any writing ability can attend.  We are offering a two-week all-genre Youth Writing Camp for students entering grades 4-12. Students will be broken into groups based on grade level. Students entering grades 7-12 may attend Youth Journalism Camp.

Where will camps be held?

Camps will be held in-person on Ball State's campus. We will adhere to Ball State's COVID-response plans and follow CDC guidelines for youth and summer camps. Camp will be mostly outside, at various locations about campus. However, drop off and pick up will always be at the same location.

What will my student need to bring?

Camp will be BYOD - Bring Your Own Device (laptop/tablet) - this year, and campers will need to bring a backpack and water bottle each day. We will provide notebooks and pencils. Please reach out if bringing a device is an issue for your camper, as we don't want this to deter anyone from attending. You can email IWP at

Youth Journalism Camp

June 5-9, 9 am-3 pm

Youth Writing Camp (all genres)

June 12-23, Monday-Friday, 9-12 am

Online Registration Coming Soon!


FREE Saturday Sessions
Weekend Writing/ Youth Writing Camps

For students in grades 4-12 who want to grow as writers.

If there are questions, contact:


January-May 2023

WHEN: Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 295, Robert Bell Bldg, Ball State campus


  • 2/11/23: Love Stories: Execute break-up letters, tales of teen drama, matchmaking and unrequited love.

  • 3/11/23: Point of View: What's the perspective and can we trust it?

  • 4/8/23: I'm The Expert: How to successfully share your secret skills.

  • 5/13/23: Words and Illustrations: Delve into crafting graphic novels, cartoons, and online illustrations.






Indiana Writing Project reserves the right to cancel the workshop or class because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If camp is cancelled, students are notified before the scheduled starting date, and registration fees will be refunded.


Refund policy

No amount will be refunded once a student attends at least one session of camp.

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