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Writing Camps


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT offers programming in the summer and throughout the academic year for youth in grades 4-12 who are interested in opportunities to write and have fun with peers and some of the most engaging teachers in the local area.

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

  • meet new friends,

  • become published authors, and

  • celebrate their writing with friends and family!

Multigenre Writing Camp

​Students learn from experienced and effective classroom teachers. They participate in a creative workshop experience writing stories, poems, and more, focusing on 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 Camp

Journalism Camp is an opportunity for upper-elementary through high school students to gain real-life experience working as journalists. Students will gain hands-on experience in reporting, producing newscasts, and creating multimedia content resulting in a physical (and possibly virtual) published newspaper.

Who should attend?

Students of any writing ability can attend. In 2023, we are offering a two-week Multigenre Writing Camp for students entering grades 4-12. Students will be broken into groups based on grade level. Students entering grades 4-12 may also attend Journalism Camp.

Where will camps be held?

Camps will be held in-person on Ball State's campus. Camp will take place indoors and 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

Journalism Camp

June 5-9, 9 am-3 pm

Register for Journalism Camp here.

Multigenre Writing Camp 

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

Register for Multigenre Camp here.


FREE Saturday Sessions
Weekend Writing Camps

For students in grades 4-12 who want to grow as writers. The sessions for August-December 2023 will focus on using writing to create positive change in our community and the world!


If there are questions, contact:


August-December Coming Soon!

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

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


  • 8/12/23: Muncie & Me: Learn about issues in our community that matter to you.

  • 9/9/23: Taking a Stand: Use writing to advocate for civic action.

  • 10/21/23: Problem and Solution Writing: Write to solve problems.

  • 11/11/23: Op-Eds: Make YOUR opinion matter by writing opinion pieces for public audiences.

  • 12/9/23: Journalism Journeys: Learn about the media's role in civic engagement.



Indiana Writing Project reserves the right to cancel any 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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