Recruiting Teacher Teams to Design and Lead Digital Young Writers Camps


OWPC at George Fox has received a grant from the National Writing Project to support Writing Project teachers in working together to explore, dream, envision, design and pilot innovative models of Digital Young Writers Camps. Young Writers Camps have long been a foundation activity for Writing Project sites. Our site at George Fox fully intends to continue those. Additionally, there is a need to serve the increasing numbers of kids who would prefer and greatly benefit from involvement in a hybrid or online Young Writers Camp. Currently Digital Writing Camps are nearly non-existent across the Writing Project network, so this is an opportunity for our site to both provide an important service for under-served kids in our area, and also to grow the knowledge base within the NWP teacher network.

We are inviting all K-university Writing Project teachers to become involved in this effort. You do not need to be an “expert” in technology, although it would be great to also have some technology wizards on our teams. We are inviting 15 teachers who have been through a summer or winter/spring institute with us to participate in this work; space is still available. Teachers must be available and willing to commit to:

  1. two full working days on August 6th and 7th, Location TBD.
  2. 4 follow up meetings this fall/winter
  3. time to recruit kids and organize details of the Camps
  4. time to co-lead the Camps during Summer 2016

Teachers will be paid a stipend of $500 for the Design Work in August and the 4 meetings in the fall and winter. Teachers will be paid additional stipends for recruiting, coordinating, and leading the resulting Digital Camps. The work will be led by Karen Hamlin and Carol Brazo.

We are excited about this initiative. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to participate, please contact Karen Hamlin at