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Immerse yourself in writing of all kinds – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more! A weeklong camp for grades 6 - 10.

Summer Writing Camp

July 18-22, 2016
Grades 6 - 10
9 a.m. to noon
UW-Eau Claire Centennial Hall

Note: Online Registration for Summer Writing Camp will close at 4 pm on Friday, July 15th.
Walk-in registrations are welcome on the morning of the program. Please arrive by 8:30 am on Monday, July 18th if you plan to register the day-of.

The class will meet on the UW-Eau Claire campus in Centennial Hall Room 4308.

Summer Learning Camps for Middle & High School Students

Are you an aspiring writer?

There are as many ways to tell a story as there are people in this world! Find YOUR creative voice at UW-Eau Claire this summer.

You'll choose the track that most interests you:
  • Poetry
  • Novels & Short Stories
  • Creative Nonfiction & Memoirs
  • Digital Composition
  • "Free Write" (a combination of different genres)

Our program is aligned with Wisconsin's statewide goals for middle and high school writing curriculum. Activities include a walking field trip, digital storytelling using the latest iPad applications, peer review and daily mini-lessons. You'll also work with a college student writing mentor from UW-Eau Claire's English Department.

Who Should Attend

Students entering grades 6-10 who want to practice their writing and learn more about different types of storytelling.


Carey Applegate is an assistant professor of English at UW-Eau Claire whose main concentrations are English education, cultural studies and digital composition. Other guest professors, teachers and community professionals will mentor students and teach genre-specific lessons throughout the week.

Fee $169 per student - early bird through June 17
$189 per student - after June 17
Fee includes 15 hours of instruction, materials, and t-shirt!

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