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Young Writers Camps

YWC Header 2018.jpgSummer 2018 marks the 21st 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. 

Two convenient ways to register: 

Option 1: US Mail using the 2018 YWC Registration Packet
Option 2: Click on the camp link below to Register Online

*Please note that YWC Pacific Heights, YWC SF Sunset and YWC San Ramon are full and no longer accepting registrations. Please email bawp@berkeley.edu to be placed on the waitlist. 

Unless otherwise noted our camps:

  • Are for incoming 3rd through 9th graders
  • Run Monday through Friday
  • Do not meet on the July 4th Holiday
YWC Kentfield
Kent Middle School
800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 18 – July 6, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Walnut Creek
Northgate High School

June 18 – July 6, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Oakland @
Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
June 18 – July 6, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
YWC Berkeley @
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
July 9 – 27, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600
Full! Thank you!

YWC SF Pacific Heights @
St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
June 18 – 29, 2018 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$600

Full! Thank you!

YWC San Ramon @
Dougherty Valley HS
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon, CA 94582
July 9 – 27, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$600

Full! Thank you!

YWC SF Sunset 
Mercy High School
3250 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
July 23 – August 10, 2018
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 think outside the box. Although everyone based their stories on one picture, it was fun to see how everyone had different stories.” – YWC Camper

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


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