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What will I be doing all day? (video)

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Will I be told what to write? (video)

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Will it be fun? (video)

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How is camp different from school? (video)

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What if I’m shy about sharing my writing? (Video)

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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 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


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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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