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Young Writers Camps

Young Writers Camps CollageSummer 2014 marks the 18th 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 at 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 assignments, 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.

Turn this Summer into more than a Story! 

The camps are open to students entering grades 3 through 9.

2014 Sites:

San Francisco #2: (Spaces still available! Register today!)
St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94123
July 7th – July 25th

Berkeley/Oakland:
Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612
June 16th – July 3rd

El Cerrito/Kensington: (Canceled – sorry)
Hilltop Elementary School
90 Highland Blvd. Kensington, CA 94708
Dates:  June 16th – July 3rd

Digital Storytelling: (Camp Full – Thank you! Please email the office – bawp@berkeley.edu – with any questions)
St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94123
June 30th – July 3rd

Marin: (Camp Full – Thank you! Please email the office – bawp@berkeley.edu – with any questions)
Bacich Elementary School
699 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA 94904
Dates:  June 16th – July 3rd

San Francisco #1: (extended care available – contact the office – bawp@berkeley.edu):
Francisco Middle School
2190 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94133
June 9th – June 27th

San Francisco #3: (Camp Full – Thank you! Please email the office – bawp@berkeley.edu – with any questions)
St. Ignatius Prep
2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
July 21st – August 8th

San Ramon: (Camp Full – Thank you! Please email the office – bawp@berkeley.edu – with any questions)
California High School
9870 Broadmoor Dr.  San Ramon, CA 94583
Dates:  July 28 – August 15th

“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