Young Writers Camps: Summer 2012

Mar 3, 2012   //   by cbethel   //   Outreach, Young Writers Camp  //   //  Comments Off

This summer the Tar River Writing Project will sponsor several camps for young writers in Pitt County and the surrounding area. We welcome writers at all ability levels who want to join a fun and creative writing community this summer. Each camp offers writers the chance to develop writing and digital literacy skills and to build a writing community with other writers from across the county. Students from public, private, and home school environments will find an engaging and instructive experience with writing.

To apply for a camp, please click the camp title below. Each applicant will be required to submit the following information:  student name, grade level, address, parent information, T-shirt size, proof of health insurance, recommendation from a teacher or family friend, and a writing sample.

We will continue to accept applications until camps are full. At the time of application, a $25 non-refundable application fee is due. The application for the Wilderness Writing camp is $50.

Parents who apply by will be notified by email if their child has been accepted. Full payment is due the earlier of one week from the email notification or one business day before camp begins. Registration fees for each camp include instruction and supplies for the duration of the camp and a commemorative T-shirt.

*There are a limited number of need-based scholarships for students.  Please indicate on the application if you would like to be considered for a camp scholarship.*

If you are interested in sponsoring a child’s participation in the camp, please contact Will Banks (banksw [at] ecu [dot] edu) to learn how you can contribute.

Please use the following PayPal link to pay the application fee. First, choose which camp, and then click “Pay Now” to be taken to the PayPal website. You do not need to create an account with PayPal to finish the transaction.

Camps

 

 


 Waiting List Now Available

If the camp you are interested in is no longer accepting applications, feel free to add your application to the waiting list by clicking the link below.

The registration fee is waived for waiting list applications. Tuition payment for applicants accepted through the waiting list is due June 1. If your child is accepted after June 1, payment will be due within one week of acceptance or by the first day of camp, whichever occurs earlier.

Waiting List (this link will take you away from the TRWP site)


 

Subscribe to Writing (Elementary School)

For rising 4th – 6th graders, we will offer a camp in which writers will participate in a variety of creative and digital writing activities. Throughout the week, writers will develop several pieces to contribute to a student-created camp publication to share with parents during the Saturday session.

Location: ECU main campus

Dates: Monday, June 25 – Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information about this camp, call 252-367-0740 or email rebeccabulvanoski11 [at] gmail [dot] com.

The camp fee is $150 per student writer. Please pay only the $25 registration fee when you apply.

Link to Application (this link will take you away from the TRWP site)


Where We Are From (Middle School)

For rising 6th – 9th graders, we will offer a camp in which writers will explore their identities through reflection and examination of their current and past environments. Through a variety of writing, photography, and digital activities, writers will compose a digital autobiography which will contribute to a collection that the writers can be proud of.

Location:  J. H. Rose High School

Dates: Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 2012

Times: 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Mon – Thurs) and  12:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Fri)

Parents will be invited to the last two hours of the Friday session so students can share their digital autobiographies.

For more information about this camp, call 910-546-7484 or email bethelc99 [at] students [dot] ecu [dot] edu.

The camp fee is $150 per writer. Please pay only the $25 registration fee when you apply.

We are no longer accepting applications for this camp.


Subscribe to Writing (Middle School)

For rising 6th – 9th graders, we will offer a camp in which writers will participate in a variety of creative and digital writing activities. Throughout the week, writers will develop several pieces to contribute to a student-created camp publication to share with parents during the Saturday session. Writers will also develop portfolios to showcase their individual work.

Location: ECU main campus

Dates: Monday, July 9 – Saturday, July 14, 2012

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information about this camp, call 910-546-7484 or email bethelc99 [at] students [dot] ecu [dot] edu.

The camp fee is $150 per student writer. Please pay only the $25 registration fee when you apply.

Link to Application (this link will take you away from the TRWP site)


Geo-Tagging:  Digital Expression Is Not a Crime (High School)

For rising 9th – 12th graders. Writers make their marks on the world — whether the writing is in story form or poetry, art or video. Increasingly,  people are finding their voices in online spaces, from Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and YouTube. During this Young Writers Camp, we will explore creative self-expression by composing original works of digital writing. Writers will compose a collection of pieces to make their own autobiographical, multimedia videos, which they can use to “tag” a digital map of Greenville and the surrounding areas. During the camp, participants and parents will be involved in discussions about appropriate sharing and privacy issues involving our digital footprints. The camp will provide opportunities for student writers to develop skills in Writing and Digital Photography while working with exciting computer programs like Adobe Photoshop, Garageband, and iMovie.

Location: J. H. Rose High School

Dates: Weekdays, June 18 – June 29, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For more information about this camp, call 252-717-5352 or email puckettr [dot] rose [at] pitt [dot] k12 [dot] nc [dot] us.

The camp fee is $250 per student; this is a two-week camp. Please pay only the $25 registration fee when you apply.

We are no longer accepting applications for this camp.


Write Here! Write Now! (High School) – In Session!

For rising 9th – 12th graders, we will offer a camp that will challenge young writers to explore descriptive writing. Daily activities enable the exploration and free expression that help make the writing experience fun and rewarding. Daily journal writing, writing marathons, and writing workshops are blended with activities in other creative arts such as drama, music, photography, and drawing. Young writers engage in crafting a variety of writing forms, such as poems, autobiographical/ character sketches, short stories, and observations of nature and people.

Location: ECU main campus

Dates: Weekdays, June 13 – 22, 2012

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information about this camp, call 910-546-7484 or email bethelc99 [at] students [dot] ecu [dot] edu.

The camp fee is $200 per student writer; this is a two-week camp. Please pay only the $25 registration fee when you apply.

We are no longer accepting applications for this camp.


Wilderness Writing (High School)

For rising 9th – 12th graders, we will offer a camp in which participants will take one overnight camping trip during each week to explore North Carolina’s coastal and mountain wilderness and write about their experiences in the wild. Classroom time before and after trips will prepare students for camping, hiking, and wilderness exploration and guide them in developing an individual multi-media travel blog as well as a collaborative online project which “geo-tags” their writing in a Google Map Layer to the locations we visit.

Locations: ECU main campus

Dates: Weekdays, July 23- August 3, 2012

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM with one overnight trip each week

For more information about this camp, call 252-737-1089 or email westpucketts [at] ecu [dot] edu.

The camp fee is $350 per student writer; this is a two-week camp. Please pay only the $50 registration fee when you apply. Campers will also need a backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad. Camper can furnish or rent items separately for under $10 each per trip.

We are no longer accepting applications for this camp.


Here’s what previous YWC participants have had to say about our camps:

“I guess you could say it made writing into something addicting, like you couldn’t stop if you tried.”

-Laura

“It is NOT a classroom environment. You have the freedom to wander around and say what you want and just be who you are. It’s amazing.”

-Brianna

“You really learn to get over your fear of writing and it’s so cool to hear everybody’s writing because you can see that everybody writes in his or her own unique way.”

-Kaya

“You need to have fun writing, because if you don’t, your reader won’t have much fun reading.”

-Logan

“Your going to love love love writing camp because its not like sitting in a class room writing all day it’s more like hanging out with your friends.”

-Baylea

“My favorite part about writing in a group setting like this one is that everyone can use the same words, but it’s how each person strings them together that make it interesting.”

-Amanda

“Remember that this place is a place where creativity is a totally awesome thing. Remember to explore and have fun.”

-Sam

“Captivity isn’t good for creativity. Sometimes you need to think of something completely different to discover what it is you’re looking for.”

-Brooke

“Have fun, don’t have food fights (thought at times it may be tempting) keep an open mind…and well…don’t hold back.”

-Lisa


 

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