2017 Ann Arbor Summer Writing Camps

For those of you who love to write (or who have children who love to write), check out these summer opportunities!  Keeping up your writing abilities over your summer vacation can make it easier for you to start back with writing in the fall.

Inkstains Middle and High School Summer Writer’s Camp

Inkstains Middle and High School Summer Writer’s Camp is one opportunity you might want to consider. This camp is run by the Eastern Michigan University Writing Project, and campers get access to EMU’s facilities.

There are two sessions of the camp: July 10-14 (for 6-8th graders), and July 17-21 (for 9-12th graders). The camp is a week long, and it takes place on EMU’s campus from 9am to 3pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am to 12pm on Friday.

Here are some additional perks of the camp:

  • One of your pieces will be published in the Camp anthology at the end of the week.
  • You will receive a T-shirt, a hardcover journal to work in, and a copy of the camp publication.

To apply, you can fill out an application form, submit a short piece of writing, and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher. For all of the details and the application form, click here.

Hooked on Fun Camps

Hooked on Fun Camps, run by Eileen Bigham, is also offering writing camps this Summer! These camps take place at Forsythe Middle School, in Ann Arbor, and they are for K-8 students.

  • Beginning Writing Camp is from June 29th to July 2nd, from 9am to 4pm. This camp is perfect if you want to develop your writing skills by thinking up your own story and turning it into an illustrated book.
  • Advanced Writing Camp is from August 10th to14th, from 9am to 4pm. This camp is best suited to students who already have some experience writing (and illustrating) their own stories, or who feel like their skills are more advanced.

These camps use Writer’s Workshop style teaching, individual meetings, and discussion time to encourage campers to improve their writing abilities. In addition to writing, campers “are exposed to a wide range of literature, are taught to use author studies, and gain other strategies to help their work shine. An art exploration component may include graphic design; value study; use of color, drawing and illustration; and experimenting with collage, watercolor, colored pencil and more.”

To apply, go to this website and click on the camp you are interested in.

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