2018 Camp Dates

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A glorious week with others like you who love to write!

For writers entering grades 6-8

June 18 – 22, Brandybrook Community Center Cancelled


June 25 – 29, Wilson Center for the Arts (Openings)

19805 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045


For writers entering grades 9-12

July 23 – 27, Mount Mary University (Openings)

2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

July 30 – Aug 3, Wilson Center for the Arts (Waiting List)

19805 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045


Camp Hours: M-F, 9:00 – 2:30

Creative Writing Camp Brochure with dates 2.5.18


To Register

Step 1*: Print, Complete and Mail Red Oak Youth Reg Form 1.16.18

Step 2: Send Payment

To Use Pay Pal:

Late Registration (After June 1) $375

To Pay by Check:

Send Check & Reg Form to: Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342 Genesee Depot, WI 53127

 *Please note: Registration is not complete until we have a signed form on file.

Creative Writing Camps for youth entering grades 6-12

Time, Space, Support, Community…

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Led by accomplished writing coaches who tailor activities to the age and interests of each group, Creative Writing Camps provide young writers with the time, space, support, and community they need to nurture their passion for writing.

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Each day includes some light-hearted activities, age-appropriate lessons on the craft of writing and, best of all, time to write. The grounds at all our locations provide a lovely setting for gathering inspiration and listening to the writer within. We work outdoors as much as the weather will allow.

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During the week, our writers share their work with others in a small writing circle to receive valuable input and support. Many list this as their favorite part of the week because they may not have writing friends at school or in their neighborhood. Friendships form quickly and last beyond the end of our week at camp.

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On Friday, young writers stage a studio reading of their favorite writings. Participation is optional. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

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Use the drop-down menu under “For Youth” to learn more


For Youth

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Red Oak Writing supports writers from grades 6 through 12 though Teen Writers’ Circles, Creative Writing Camps, special events and school visits.

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At Red Oak, we believe that everyone has a writer inside, and it’s our job to help that writer emerge and blossom. As writers ourselves, we understand the craft of writing. As teachers, we know how to  nurture the craft in young people.

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