Who: 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 CU South Campus in Parker, Colorado (formerly named the Wildlife Experience Museum)
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 Denver Writing Project-shirt, and admission to the IMAX movie.
How to register: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1951285
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 soon.
This camp is expected to sell out quickly.
Camp 3: Cherry Creek Young Writers Camp at Walnut Hills Elementary
Dates: July 24-28 from 9am-12pm
During this five-day camp, all writing instruction will be provided by Mrs. Zuiker from Dry Creek and Mrs. Walker-Gilman from Campus Middle School.
Guest Author: Slam Poetry National Champion and Aurora Poet Laureate, Jovan Mays.
Who: Open to students going into 2nd grade through 8th grade.
Where: Walnut Hills Elementary School: 8195 E Costilla Blvd, Centennial, CO 80112
Details: On the final day of the class, Friday, families are invited to come hear students share writing from the week. We will host a Friday potluck breakfast at 9am and will finish by 11:00am.
Cost: $150 per child for the week (includes a Denver Writing Project T-shirt)
Registration: Limited to 40 participants. Registration available soon.
Register today to reserve a space:
Cherry Creek Young Writers Camp Registration Form
New in 2017: The College Ready Writers Program Writers Camp
An engaging academic writing experience for high school students
The Denver Writing Project is excited to announce a new Young Writers Camp offering for the summer of 2017! The College-Ready Writers Program Young Writers Camp is for young writers in grades 9 through 12 who want to hone their argumentative writing skills while writing for civic action and social justice. Young writers will participate in a variety of writing workshops with professional writers and Denver Writing Project Teacher Consultants and will also experiment with writing arguments in a variety of genres. Additionally, campers will learn and practice specific “moves” writers make in effective argumentative writing to further prepare them for college-level writing expectations.
While this camp will emphasize aspects of academic writing, young writers will have the opportunity to write for authentic purposes and audiences about topics and issues that are relevant and important to each individual writer. Students will also have the opportunity to work directly with college writing instructors from the University of Colorado Denver.
The College-Ready Writers Program Young Writers Camp will meet on the vibrant Auraria Campus, the home of Metro State University, CU Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The camp will run Monday through Thursday, June 12th-22nd from 9:00am to 2pm.
The camp will not meet on Friday, June 16th.
Registration is limited to 30 participants and the cost is $250.00. Full and partial scholarships are available based on demonstrated financial need. Please contact us in the DWP office to learn more about need-based scholarships.