Young Writers' Camp

Battle of the Books

Oregon Battle of the Books Summer Writing Camp

Camp 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Camp 2: July 31 - August 4, 2017 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)  

Join other avid readers and writers for a fun online camp experience exploring young adult novels as guides to good writing. This week-long camp will improve your writing skills and help you connect with like-minded storytellers entering grades 7-9. If you love the 2016-17 Oregon Battle of the Books selections, this is the camp for you! Check out the flyer here.


Creative Nonfiction

Summer Camp in Writing and Art

July 10-14, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Hallie Ford Art Museum (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Students, grades 6 – 8, are invited to join us for a week of learning and writing about art in the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  Participants will explore various types of art within the museum and learn ways of “seeing” art, writing description and critique, learning the role of a docent, and writing expressively in response to art.


C3 Camp

C3 Camp: Create, Code, and Compose

June 26 - 30, 9am-noon, Joan Austin Elementary in Newberg (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

C3 Camp is an amazing place to create, code, and compose with your friends! With a focus on engineering, computer coding, and writing to enhance understanding, children will have a wonderful time learning how things work by experimentation and hands-on experience. Writing is a key part of camp; each child will receive their own notebook to record wonderings, predictions, and discoveries. Each camp will be run by a licensed teacher and a cooperating student teacher. Check out the flyer here.

Creative Nonfiction

Essential College Writing Skills

July 10-28, 2017 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

This Oregon Writing Project (OWP)-style camp for high school students features reading widely in the essay genre, quick writing responses, learning to “read as a writer”, applying peer and instructor feedback to grow essay drafts––learning questions to ask peer readers is a revision skill that is fully portable when you leave home for college. We will learn to generate a strong variety of sentences, featuring reading essays like a writer, with several new essay starts and final essays started and grown with peer and instructor feedback.




Registration closed.

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In Their Own Words

Comments from Program Participants

"My child liked that there was something new every day. She got some great ideas and tools to use in her future writing.”

"I so appreciate that you helped campers find their talents and encouraged them to find more ways to express themselves as writers. Thank you!"

"My daughter came home after the first day of the writer’s camp thrilled, and remained happy with her experiences. Bravo. Thank you for providing her with a positive learning experience."

"My son really liked the variety of writing activities—animation, science and creative writing. Bringing in science teachers was a great idea. My son is seeing the connection between writing and science."

"The camp built confidence, a belief that his writing is really good. It was a safe place to express his thoughts and feelings."

"My child improved in being excited about writing, having a desire to explore learning though technology, and understanding the writing process. I cannot thank you enough. This was fantastic!"