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Young Writers Camps

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Summer 2020 marks the 23rd 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: 2020 YWC Registration Packet

                  2020 MS Course 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 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Walnut Creek @
Northgate High School
425 Castle Rock Rd,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Kentfield
Kent Middle School
800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Piedmont @
Piedmont Middle School
760 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Berkeley @
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
July 6 – 24, 2020 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC San Ramon @
Location pending
district approval
San Ramon, CA 94582
July 6 – 24, 2020 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$670.00 online price

Middle Grades Courses:

    • Unless otherwise noted our camps:
      • Run Monday through Friday
      • Are located at UC Berkeley
Graphic Novels for the New Times Kid
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Classroom 4500
June 8 – 12, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$570.00 online price
Grades 4th – 8th
Poetry and Performance (MS)
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Classroom TBA
July 20 – 24, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$360.00 online price
Grades 6th – 8th

 


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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