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Youth Programs

Young Writers Camp ONLINE 2020

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CTWP teachers share the belief that students learn to write when they are inspired in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Our goal for our youth programs is to give all young writers, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to compose in a variety of styles, to become more self-confident in their own writing ability, and to learn to appreciate the abilities of others.

Due to social distancing recommendations that resulted from the covid-19 pandemic, the university campus was closed. Consequently, our camps were delivered online for the first time since we began our program in 1998.

As we conclude our camp program this year, we are looking forward to 2021 with a new perspective. We have learned that the online camp has many benefits for parents and students. Parents do not need to drive their child to our campus. Students can feel "at home"--literally! And camp teachers can welcome young writers from any location--in and out of Texas.

If/when the pandemic is under control and we can meet face to face again without masks or social distancing, we will offer campus-based camps as we have in the past. However, we will add online camps to our menu.