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Young Writers Camps

Summer 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who joined us this past summer.

Check back in January for updated information on our 2020 programs.

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Summer 2019 marks the 22nd 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: 2019 YWC Registration Packet
Option 2: Click on the camp link below to Register Online

Unless otherwise noted our camps:

  • Are for incoming 3rd through 9th graders
  • Run Monday through Friday
YWC SF Pacific Heights @
St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
June 17 – 28, 2019 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
YWC Walnut Creek @
Northgate High School
425 Castle Rock Rd,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
June 17 – 28, 2019 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
YWC Kentfield @ 
Kent Middle School
800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 17 – 28, 2019 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
YWC Oakland @
Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
July 8 – 26, 2019 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
YWC Berkeley @
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
July 8 – 26, 2019 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
YWC San Ramon @
Windemere Ranch MS
11611 E Branch Pkwy, San Ramon, CA 94582
July 8 – 26, 2019 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
YWC SF Sunset 
Mercy High School
3250 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
July 15 – Aug 2,2019 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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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