Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Denver Writing Project
 

Denver Writing Project

Young Writers Camp and Events


​We will be hosting three Young Writers Campus in the summer of 2017. Please stay tuned for additional information. Registration will go live in January 2017.

  1. Auraria Campus Day Camp (Denver, CO)
  2. Museum Day Camp at CU South Denver (Parker, CO) 
  3. Dry Creek Elementary School (Cherry Creek Schools)

Below you can find a description of each camp.

Camp 1: Auraria Young Writers Camp is our biggest camp and gives kids a chance to spend one week (days only) on a college campus.
June 5-9th, 2017 at the Auraria Campus in Denver

**Attention Young Writers!** 

Do you love to write? Are you a budding poet, flourishing story writer, or even future famous author? Would you like to write in a relaxed, social atmosphere? If so, join us for Young Writers Camp at CU-Denver’s scenic Auraria Campus! Spend a fun-filled week of your summer with other young writers exploring and developing your own creative writing abilities. Who knows whom you’ll meet and what you’ll write? 

YWC2014.png

  • Where: Our main Young Writers Camp takes place on the scenic Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.
  • Who: Students going into 4th-12th Grades.
  • What: Spend five days with other kids and teens (Grades 4-12) who love to write and want to improve their craft.
  • When: June 5-9th, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Teachers: Our camps are facilitated by licensed C​olorado classroom teachers including Molly Robbins, Linda Chase, Joe Dillon, Shannon Hanschen, Tiffany LoSasso, Jennifer Henderson, Raylene Kaufman, Sarah Woodard and others (number of instructors depends on number of registrants).

  • Tuition: $210 per student  **Partial scholarships available based on evidence of financial need. We offer a 10% discount to two or more registrants paying with the same credit card.
  • Secure Registration: 2017 Registration will open in January.
  • Please register early. Our camps tend to reach capacity.

​​


2017 Auraria Camp Guest Writers (Others TBA):

j_lincoln.jpgAuthor of Young Adult Novel, The Protector Project, Jenna Lincoln. Jenna is a middle school teacher and an alumni of the Denver Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute. She is a dynamic speaker and inspires young writers with her knowledge, mentorship, and enthusiasm for the craft of writing.​



Participants will be divided into writing groups by grade level. 

Writers Workshop I

Grades 4-6: This camp is designed for the pre-teen writer who is passionate about writing and wants to meet other young writers who share their interests. Participants will engage in daily writing challenges and activities designed to help them transfer their ideas into exciting pieces of writing. Each young writer will be able to write in small groups and individually with the guidance of a camp writing instructor. Each day will focus on a different genre of writing. Young writers will also interact with published and professional writers in age appropriate writing workshops. By the end of camp, each young writer will have several well-developed pieces.

Writers Workshop II

Grades 7-8: This camp is designed for the middle-school writer who is passionate about writing and wants to meet other young writers who share their interests. Participants will engage in daily writing challenges and activities designed to help them transfer their ideas into exciting pieces of writing. Each young writer will be able to write in small groups and individually with the guidance of a camp writing instructor. Each day will focus on a different genre of writing. Young writers will also interact with published and professional writers in age appropriate writing workshops. By the end of camp, each young writer will have several well-developed pieces.

Writers Workshop III

Grades 9-12: Writers Workshop is geared toward teen writers who are interested in enriching their writing lives and experiences. Participants are expected to bring one or two pieces of writing that they would like to share in a writer’s group and workshop. The goal is to have one or two polished pieces by the end of the week. Writers will focus on various genres of writing using activities and exercises to broaden their writing experiences. Teen writers also will have the opportunity to participate in daily writing workshops with guest writers from the Denver community. Writers also love to read! Teen writers will partake in discussions about what they are reading, recommend books, and discuss shorter pieces of writing throughout the week.



Camp 2: Satellite Young Writers Camp at CU South Denver in Parker
The Denver Writing Project is proud to host its first-ever museum-based young writers camp at CU South Denver. Where: CU South Denver (10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134).

TheWildlifeExperience.JPGWho: Youth writers entering 3rd through 8th grades. 

Writers Workshop 1: Entering 3rd through 5th grades (limited to 30 students)

Writers Workshop 2: Entering 6th through 8th grades (limited to 30 students)

What: A half-day, week-long, museum-based young writers camp led by licensed K-12 teachers. Students will work on their own writing using the inspiration of the museum spaces and will participate in peer writing groups. At the end of the week, students will read their work in front of parents and friends at the Friday open mic. 

Where: The Wildlife Experience museum in Parker, Colorado

When: June 12th-16th, 2017 from 9am-12pm

Cost before May 30th: $205.00 includes museum entry fees, quality writing instruction from certified K-12 teachers, small class sizes, a water bottle, string backpack, a Denver Writing Project-shirt, and admission to the IMAX movie.

How to register: The registration link will be available in January 2017.

If you register more than one student on a credit card, you will receive a 10% registration discount.

Download .pdf version of the 2016 camp flyer (for reference only). The 2017 flyer will be posted in January of 2017.

This camp is expected to sell out quickly. 


Camp 3: Dry Creek Elementary School Young Writers Camp

Dates TBA

During this three-day camp, all writing instruction will be provided by Mrs. Zuiker from Dry Creek; Mrs. Walker-Gilman from Campus Middle School; and guest author, Dianne Maroney from The Imagine Project - http://theimagineproject.com.

Who: Open to students going into 2nd grade through 8th grade.

When: TBA

Where: The Bear Creek area (2nd Grade Area) at Dry Creek Elementary. 

Details: On the final day of the class, families are invited to come hear students share writing from the week.
Cost: $150 per child for the week (includes a DWP T-shirt)

Registration: Limited to 40 kids. Please check back for registration link in January 2017.