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Four teens looking forward to their summer writing camp!

Summer Writing Camp 

Please check back for Summer 2016 dates
Grades 6 - 10
9 a.m. - noon

UW-Eau Claire


Poetry  |  Novels & Short Stories  |  Creative Nonfiction & Memoirs  |  Digital Composition

You are a dreamer AND a storyteller. 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.  You'll also decide what subjects you want to write about. Your only "assignment" is to be YOU.

Who Should Attend

Students entering grades 6-10 who want to practice their writing and learn more about different types of storytelling. This program is aligned with Wisconsin's Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.

What We Will Do

Unique writing activities include:

  • Group "writing crawl": take a field trip to places that inspire your creativity.
  • Digital storytelling with iPad applications: use the latest technology tools to tell your stories through video, voice, music, animation, photographs and anything else you can come up with.
  • Peer review: offer opinions about other people's writing and get your friends' reactions to help improve your own.
  • Mini-lessons: faculty and teachers will present a new topic each day.
  • Work with writing mentors: college student mentors will give you suggestions to make your writing even better.

Take a look at some student writing samples! View our Student Chapbook.

Fee:  $169 early bird
          $189 standard fee
          Includes 15 hours of instruction, chapbook and all other materials.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarships are available to qualifying students. Complete the application form and submit it with your registration.


Carey Applegate is an Assistant Professor of English at UW-Eau Claire. Other guest professors, teachers, community professionals and college students will join us throughout the week.

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