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Young Writers Camps

Turn this Summer into more than a Story! 

IMG_6982Summer 2015 marks the 19th year for the Bay Area Writing Project’s (BAWP) Young Writers’ Camps, one of the most desirable summer enrichment camps in the area.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed camp atmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing camps. Students will have time to explore their writing interests, discover their strengths, and learn more about the craft of writing. The camps provide in-depth writing instruction, extended periods of writing time, flexibility in writing projects, and daily time to share writing with peers.

Instructors are highly experienced classroom teachers who serve as BAWP Teacher-Consultants and who make it their goal to instill in each camper an appreciation, excitement and enjoyment of writing.

For more information and registration materials, go to bawpwritingcamp.org.


Welcome back!  Planning for our 2015 Young Writers Camps is in progress. While camps will vary in terms of themes or specific activities, the overall camp experience is quite similar. We are excited to write with you this summer!

Pending 2015 Sites:

Petaluma @ Corona Creek Elementary
1851 Hartman Lane
Petaluma, CA 94954
June 15 – July 3, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

San Francisco @ St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
June 15 – July 3, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Oakland @ Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
June 15 – July 3, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kentfield @ Bacich Elementary School
25 McAllister Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 15 – July 3, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

San Francisco @ St. Ignatius College Preparatory
2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
July 20 – August 7, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

San Ramon @ California High School
9870 Broadmoor Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583
July 27 – August 14, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To be determined – contact the office with recommendations


IMG_4607“Our son was a part of the Mill Valley workshop this past summer and is determined to attend this next year as well. This is a real high-point of his summer.” – parent email about Young Writers’ Camps