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Young Writer's Camp - Summer 2017

Young Writers' Camp (YWC) - Grades 3-10

Dates:  July 17 - July 28, 2017 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ UC San Diego (3-10) UCSD REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY FULL (as is our waiting list) and @ Cardiff Elementary (3-6) Cardiff currently has openings for incoming 3rd/4th grade students only.

Cost: $350 (UC San Diego or Cardiff Elem includes all materials (siblings are $325 each). UCSD is CURRENTLY FULL, as is the waiting list. Cardiff has openings for 3rd/4th grade students only.

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

Description: SDAWP's signature creative writing program for young writers. Read more about the Young Writers' Camp.

Download the YWC 2017 Registration Form (available April 10 at 8am) PDF (Please DO NOT email this form. We will only accept registration forms that have been mailed with payment via regular USPS—no overnight deliveries accepted—as noted on the registration form. Thank you!).

A limited number of 50% need-based scholarships are available for these programs. Students must be registered to apply for a scholarship (requires a $50 deposit). Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the YWC UCSD Scholarship Application 2017 PDF or YWC Cardiff Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

Please see information on our other YWC programs below*

Young Writers' Camp - Chula Vista Hills - Grades 3-7

Dates:  June 26 - June 30 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ Chula Vista Hills Elementary

Cost: $175 includes all materials (siblings are $150 each).

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

Description: Young Writers' Camp for grades 3-7

This 5-day camp program is designed to inspire creative thinking and promote a love of writing. Campers will experiment with different kinds of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. Young writers will build their self-confidence and fluency as they write in a relaxed community environment and make new friends.

Download the YWC CV Hills 2017 Registration Form PDF This program is CURRENTLY FULL. To be added to the waiting list, please email us at: sdawp@ucsd.edu

A limited number of 50% need-based scholarships are available for these programs. Students must be registered to apply for a scholarship (requires a $50 deposit). Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the YWC CV Hills Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

Scholarship applications are due May 26, 2017

YWC: Young Writers in Nature - Grades 3-6

Dates: June 19 - June 23 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ UCSD

Cost: $200 includes all materials (additional siblings may register for $175 each)

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

Description: Young Writers in Nature: Connecting Children With Nature Through Exploration (grades 3-6)

This 5-day program provides an opportunity for students to satisfy their innate curiosity by learning how the world works through the exploration of our natural world. Activities include nature journaling and sketching, poetry and expository writing, use of field guides to discover local native plants and ecosystems, and creative thinking and problem-solving.

Download the Young Writers in Nature 2017 Registration Form PDF (available April 10, 2017) THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL.

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the YWN 2017 Scholarship Application PDF

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

YWC: Young Writers and Photography - Grades 3-6

Dates: June 19 - 23 • 8:30am - 12:30pm, Monday-Friday, Cardiff School (1888 Montgomery Ave, Cardiff 92007). 

Cost: $225 includes all materials (A limited number of scholarships are available)

Instructors: Margit Boyesen and Janis Jones

Description: Young Writers and Photography (grades 3-6)

This 5-day program will integrate the art of photography with the craft of writing to expand the way students see and experience the world around them. Emphasis will be placed upon effective self-expression through the integration of images and words. Registration is open to all students in San Diego county.

Download the Young Writers and Photography 2017 Registration Form PDF • This program IS CURRENTLY FULL.

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the YWP 2016 Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

Writing for College and Career Readiness - Grades 11-12 & College Freshman

Dates: June 26 - 30 • 8:30am - 11:30am • Monday-Friday • UC San Diego

Cost: Registration fee of $300 includes 15 hours of group instruction in the summer

Instructors: Divona Roy and Christy Ball

Description: During this 5-day program, high school juniors and seniors and college freshman will have the opportunity to improve their academic writing skills.

During this program students will begin to develop the writing skills and tools necessary to succeed in higher education. Instructors will help students to see writing from the perspective of college-level instructors and enable them to develop the resources necessary to deliver the quality of work required in higher education and other post-secondary environments.

Download the Writing for College and Career Readiness 2017 Registration Form PDF

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the WCCR 2017 Scholarship Application PDF

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

College Admission & Application Essay - Grade 12 & Transfer Students

Dates: July 10 - July 14 • 8:30am - 11:30am • Monday-Friday • UC San Diego

Cost: Registration fee of $300 includes 15 hours of group instruction in the summer and one-on-one essay counseling in the fall. Fall follow-up counseling date to be determined.

Instructors: Divona Roy, Monique Lamphiere-Tamayoshi and Dave Mattas

Description: High school seniors and community college transfer students will have the opportunity to develop thoughtful, personal, powerful admission and application essays/responses for colleges, universities, and other post-secondary programs.

This time will allow students to read sample essays, learn about the role of personal statements in the application process, and explore a variety of writing styles and topics useful in the process. This program will provide personal attention to each student. (12:1 student/teacher ratio).

Fall follow-up session: Students will make an appointment to meet one-on-one in October with an essay counselor to revise and complete their essays.

Download the College Admission and Application Essay 2017 Registration Form PDF

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the College Essay Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

(Completion of this workshop does not guarantee admission to post-secondary educational programs)

YWC: Write, Practice, Perform - Grades 9-12

Dates: July 17 - 21 • 8:30am - 12:00pm • Monday-Friday • UC San Diego

Cost: Registration fee of $200 includes all materials

Instructors: Darren Samakosky and Monique Lamphiere-Tamayoshi

Description: Write, Practice, Perform: Finding Your Voice Through Spoken Word Poetry (9-12)

This is a one-week intensive spoken word and poetry unit for students entering grades 9-12. Students will interact with the genre, meet local spoken word artists, and learn to write and deliver meaningful words with control and authenticity. Join us as we build community and hone our voices!

Download the Write, Practice, Perform 2017 Registration Form PDF (available April 10, 2017) THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the Write, Practice, Perform Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

YWC: Write, Make, Tell-a-Tale - Grades 5-8

Dates: July 24 - 28 • 8:30am - 12:00pm • Monday-Friday • UC San Diego

Cost: Registration fee of $225 includes all materials

Instructors: Cindy Jenson-Elliott and Linda Whiteside

Description: Write, Make, Tell-a-Tale: Got Story? Make it Come Alive! (5-8)

Take writing out of your imagination and into your hands with this writing-making-storytelling mashup! This 5-day program is designed for kids who like to write AND create. While we explore the how and why of the Pourquoi tale, we will be investigating storytelling methods and devices, writing our own stories, and creating outlandish ways to tell our tales through puppetry, story-boxing, and claymation.

Download the Write, Make, Tell-a-Tale 2017 Registration Form PDF (available April 10, 2017) THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. To be added to the waiting list, please contact us via email: sdawp@ucsd.edu.

A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for this program. Student must be registered ($50 deposit required) to apply for a needs-based scholarship. Please contact our office at 858-534-2576 to see if you meet eligibility requirements. Download the Write, Make, Tell-a-Tale Scholarship Application 2017 PDF

Young Writers' Camp