Young Writers' Camp

 

Writing and Art Camp

July 30-August 3, 2018

Cost: $85

Led by teacher-consultant Laura Shingleton, this Writing & Art Camp will be held at the Hallie Ford Art Museum at Willamette University.  This camp promises to be a week filled with inspiration from and access to some significant works of art at the Museum. Camp is open to participants in grades 6-8 to explore various types of art within the museum and learn ways of “seeing” art, writing description and critique, and writing and drawing expressively in response to art. This Young Writers Camp will run July 30 - August 4 from 10:00 to 12:30 and will culminate at noon on Friday, July 14 when students will share their writing and take their families and friends on free, guided tours of the museum.

Writing Fairy Tales Camp

August 6-10, 2018

Cost: $85

Led by teacher-consultant Christy Beckstrom, this Writing Fairy Tales Camp will be held at the Hallie Ford Art Museum at Willamette University. This camp will give students in grades 5-9 the opportunity to develop imaginative and creative writing in response to fairy tale structures. We will explore original, traditional, and reimagined tales while using the art at Hallie Ford to explore setting as a lens to develop new and interesting scenes and environments. This Young Writers Camp will run from August 6-10, from 10:00 to 12:30 each day and will culminate at noon on Friday, August 10 when students will share their writing and take their families and friends on free, guided tours of the museum.

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Young Writers Camps 2018


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!"