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Menu of Summer Camps

Online and Face-to-Face

All but two Young Writers Camps will be held online this year. Please check the titles to see how the camps will be delivered.
Camps are two weeks long. Cost is $260 per child or $230 each for two or more siblings.

June 21-July 2 ONLINE
Shaping Your Writer Self

Ages 14-18

1:00-4:00 PM

Camp Instructor: P.C. Ingraham

Do you have a novel emerging or already in some form? Are you wanting to expand on the collection of poems you've written? Is there a play that you have been wanting to see performed on a stage one day? Is spoken word your passion and talent? Or graphic novels? Or songwriting? This is an open concept writing workshop for you to excite and develop the writer in you. If you are interested in exploring a variety genres or focusing on one specific self-selected project, come to this camp and follow your muse! The sky is the limit!

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June 21-July 2 ONLINE

A Teen's Guide to Traveling in a Pandemic

Ages 11-14

10:00-1:00 (Time for lunch included)

Camp Instructor: Susan Perez

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean that your writing should be stuck, too. From examining more closely the space you call home to online virtual field trips, to public places like nearby attractions, your favorite watering holes, restaurants, art museums, even cemeteries, you’ll find inspiration. We will explore and write articles for our own travel magazine. Your travel magazine will feature "spots" in the virtual world, or from your neighborhood, or even from your imagination. We will reflect on the ways we have "traveled" on our own journeys over the past year. This magazine will definitely be nontraditional! We may get a surprise visit from Chet Garner of the Texas Daytripper fame!Let's find your voice as a writer! 

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June 21-July 2 ONLINE

Writing Like a Pro--How To Build Your Writer Confidence

Ages 14-18

1:00-4:00 PM

Camp Instructor: Allison Dunsmore

Let's find your voice as a writer! We will explore writing moves from the pros. Bring all your favorite writers' work--together we will see what we can emulate and make our own. All genres, topics, and young writers are welcome. This will be your writing lab--a place to explore, experiment, play, and grow as a writer! In addition, we will find publications that could publish your writing as well as contests for writers. Both will pay you for your words!

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June 21-July 2 FACE TO FACE in San Marcos, Texas State University Campus

Write On!

Ages 5-7

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Camp Instructor: Rachel Hendrickson

Do you have a little one at home who loves to get lost in writing? Do you want that young writer to explore more great styles of writing and build upon the craft? Emerging young writers will be enouraged to let their imaginations run free in this open writing workshop. We will explore multiple styles of writing through sharing mentor texts, creating opportunities to engage our senses, and looking closely at the world around us for inspiration!

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June 21-July 2 FACE TO FACE in San Marcos, Texas State University Campus

Science Scribing from Texas to Mars

Ages 10-16

8:30 AM - Noon (Except on June 23, when the group will stay until 3:00 PM)

Camp Instructor: Michelle Crowell

NASA is currently exploring Mars to see if there is or was life there. Would you like to simulate the exploration of Mars on Earth? We will compare local terrestrial and aquatic biomes to Martian discoveries. You'll have an opportunity to speak with real scientists, engineers, and even a NASA staff person. Our hands-on writing activities will provide an understanding of what scientists are exploring on the Mars surface. Each day we will investigate and write like scientists. You will spend a day at the Meadows Center and take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat. Most importantly, as you hike, explore, discover and discuss how the two planets, that are so far apart, are similar, you will build relationships with fellow young scientist-writers!

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