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!

Youth 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 all-genre Youth Writing Camps, one for students entering grades 4-8 and another for students entering grades 9-12.  Students entering grades 7-12 may attend poetry camp.

Where will camps be held?

Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 and Ball State's policies for having students on campus this summer, we're still working out details about if camps will be held on campus or virtually.

How much does camp cost?
  • In-person: $150/student if registered by May 15; $170 if registered after

  • Virtual: Cost TBD

How do I register my student?

Registration information forthcoming.

RSVP

Please help us our planning by RSVPing your writers on the RSVP link below. Anyone who RSVPs will be put on a priority email list and receive early registration access.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/IWPCamps2021

Summer Writing Camps

Youth Writing Camp (all genres)

For writers entering grades 4-8 and 9-12

June 14 - 25, 2021

Location TBD*

Poetry Camp

For writers entering grades 7-12

June 29 - July 2, 2021

Location TBD*

*We are working to plan the safest and most fun camp for our writers!

Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 and Ball State's policies for having students on campus this summer, we're still working out details about if camps will be held on campus or virtually.

Please help us our planning by RSVPing your writers on the RSVP link below. Anyone who RSVPs will be put on a priority email list and receive early registration access.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/IWPCamps2021

 

Policies

 

Cancellations

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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Phone: (765) 285-8414 | Fax: (765) 285-3765 | Email: iwp@bsu.edu

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