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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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2017 Camp Dates

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For writers entering grades 6-8

June 19 – 23 at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee

June 26 – 30 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

For writers entering grades 9-12

July 17 – 21 at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee

July 24 – 28 at Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha

Camp Hours: M-F, 9:00 – 2:30

 Camp Brochure

To Use Pay Pal:

Regular Registration  $350

Late Registration (After June 1) $375

To Pay by Check:

Download and complete Registration Form

Send Check to: Red Oak Young Writers, PO Box 342 Genesee Depot, WI 53127


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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