Youth Writing Camps- Comp Camp

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

  • meet new friends,

  • become published authors, and

  • celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family!

Summer Writing Camps

​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.

Poetry Writing Camp

​We will practice strengthening our writer’s craft by working on figurative language, experimenting with different types of poetry, and trying out unique style and sound elements. We will study mentor poetry texts and use the campus setting as our canvas for ideas. Your kiddo won’t want to miss this fun, engaging, comprehensive writing experience! 

Who should attend?

Students of any writing ability can attend.  We are offering two Summer Writing Camps, one for students in grades 3-6 and another for students in grades 7-12.  Students in grades 4-12 may attend poetry camp.


Where will camps be held?

All classes take place at Ball State University, in the Robert Bell building.

How much does camp cost?


Summer Writing Camps (June 15-26): $150 if you register by May 1.  $170 after May 1. (Fee includes tuition, workshop materials, t-shirt, snacks, a certificate, and a published anthology.)

Poetry Writing Camp (June 8-12): $75

How do I register my student?

Please register online using the link below.

Summer Writing Camps

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, we have canceled our summer writing camps for 2020.






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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Dept. of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306