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Camp FAQ for Young Writers

 

by young writers for young writers

What will I be doing all day? (video)
You will either be writing, finding out ways to make your writing better, or walking to places to write.You get to hear other people’s writing, which gives you great ideas for your own. Plus you get to hang around with other kids who like to write, I mean, really like to write!

How is Camp different from school? (video)
Creative Writing Camp is way different from school. You get to write what you want. There are no boundaries other than your own.

Will I be told what I have to write? (video)
No. There are some exercises that will help you get an idea (or two…or four) if you’re stuck.

What if I’m shy about sharing my writing? (video)
If you are uncomfortable sharing your writing, just tell the adult in your writers’ circle that you are. You can read it to them, and you’ll get feedback. In my first year, I was very shy about sharing my writing because I didn’t want to be discouraged. But you really shouldn’t be shy because when you do share your writing everyone has so much to offer you. In writers’ circles, you not only get feedback from your teacher but from your writing mates as well and when I took their advice my writing really grew.

Will it be fun? (video)
YES! It’s not just fun. It’s AMAZING. You really get to shine at camp and it’s nice to have the opportunity to hear from other writers as well. You meet great people and you are praised for your writing. You really get to be yourself and have a spectacular time while you are at camp.

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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

S11 W29980 Summit Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188

June 25 – 29, Wilson Center for the Arts

19805 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045

 

For writers entering grades 9-12

July 23 – 27, Mount Mary University

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

July 30 – Aug 3, Wilson Center for the Arts

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:

Regular Registration (March 1 – May 31) $350

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.


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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