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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 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!

Creative Writing Camp

One of the camps we offer each summer is our traditional Creative Writing Camp. In this 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.

Who should attend?

Students of any writing ability can attend. Our summer camps are open to students currently in grades 2-12.

Where are camps held?

Camps are 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 is usually be BYOD - Bring Your Own Device (laptop/tablet), 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


Register online



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.

FREE Summer Creative Writing Camp

Creative Writing Camp is for students in grades 2-12.


Register online


June 17 - 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(not meeting on June 19)


Ball State Campus


Students currently in grades 2-12.



FREE Fall Saturday Sessions
Weekend Writing Camps

Saturday Sessions are for students in grades 4-12 who want to have fun and grow as writers. 

If there are questions, contact:


Fall 2024 Saturday Sessions
The sessions for August to December 2024 will explore a mix of creative writing and nonfiction writing.


Coming soon

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

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


  • 8/10/24: Place Writing: Using detail and imagery to write about specific places.

  • 9/14/24: Nonfiction Writing: Learn techniques for how-to and memoir writing.

  • 10/12/24: Adventure Writing and the Hero's Journey: Create your own hero.

  • 11/9/24: Process Writing/Connect with Authors: Author panel; exploring your writing goals and process.

  • 12/14/24: Writing as a Gift: Writing for others.




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