Youth Writing Camps

Announcing 2014 Appleseed Writing Project

Summer Youth Writing Camps at IPFW

Registration must be made directly through our program and forms are available on the Appleseed Writing Project website at ipfw.edu/awp and must be filled out and returned to the coordinator: Cheri Pruitt, 2525 Springfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 46805 or contact her at cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com.

A teacher’s recommendation and signature are required on the middle school camp registration forms. Both camps take place on the IPFW campus, Kettler Hall, Room G40. No previous creative writing experience is necessary for these camps—only a desire to write and a willingness to participate in the daily activities. Transportation to and from campus must be provided by parents or caregivers.

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Elementary Writing Camp

June 16-27

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon

Fee: $90 for first-time campers; $80 for return campers and siblings

Open to students entering grades 4, 5, or 6 in fall 2014. Students will be guided through engaging activities and collaboration in a supportive environment, starting with choosing a topic, leading into sustained writing time, followed by revision, editing, publishing, and sharing. Students will emerge with a better understanding of the writing process and how and how to use that understanding in a variety of writing contexts. The camp will culminate with an open house reading event where students will present their writings to the public.

Middle School Writing Camp

June 16-27

Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m.

Fee: $90 for first-time campers; $80 for return campers and siblings

Open to students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 in the fall of 2014. This camp is designed for students who enjoy the experiences of writing in a noncompetitive, nonjudgmental environment where they will be able to allow their pens to follow their hearts. The environment provides a learning place where students can improve their writing skills under the tutelage of teachers without the concern of earning a grade. The Appleseed Youth Writing Camp will include an introduction to poetry, narratives, and short fiction. The sessions will also cover such topics as voice, character, and narrative. Students will also learn how to critique, revise, and publish their finished products. The camp will culminate with an open house reading event where students will present their writings to the public.