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Young Writers Camps

Turn this Summer into more than a Story! 

IMG_6982Summer 2016 marks the 20th 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 and enjoyment of writing. 

For more information or to pay online go to >>>>>>>> bawpwritingcamp.org.

2016 YWC Registration Form (pdf)

Want camp Descriptions? Visit our camp website and click on the title of the camp for more information.

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Welcome back!  Planning for our 2016 Young Writers Camps is in progress. While camps will vary in terms of themes or specific activities, the overall camp experience offers the same well-balanced mix of structure and creativity.

Unless otherwise noted our camps:

  • Are for incoming 3rd through 9th graders
  • Run Monday through Friday
  • Do not meet on the July 4th Holiday

2016 Summer Sites:

YWC San Francisco @ St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
June 13 – July 1, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Walnut Creek @
Seven Hills School 
975 N San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
June 20 – July 8, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Kentfield @ Bacich Elementary School 
25 McAllister Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 20 – July 8, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Oakland @ Westlake Middle School 
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
June 20 – July 8, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
Digital Storytelling @
Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
June 20 – July 8, 2016
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$600
YWC Berkeley @
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
June 27 – July 15, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC San Ramon
Dougherty Valley High
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon, CA 94582
July 11 – July 29, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC San Francisco @ St. Ignatius College Prep 
2001 37th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
July 25 – August 12, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600

 

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

“I liked the visual quick writes that we did the majority of the mornings in camp. They gave you a basic idea of what you had to write, but still let you thing outside the box. Although everyone based their stories on one picture, it was fun to see how everyone had different stories.” – 2015 YWC Camper

“I will remember reading at book passage. It was so fun and exciting.” – 2015 YWC Camper