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Young Writer's Camp - Summer 2019

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

Dates:  July 22 - August 2, 2019 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ UC San Diego (3-10)

Cost: $400 (UC San Diego includes all materials (siblings are $375 each).

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

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

Registration: Download the YWC 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

YWC @ UCSD IS FULL, AS IS OUR WAITING LIST.

(Please DO NOT email this form. We will only accept registration forms that have been mailed with payment via regular USPS—no overnight/express deliveries accepted—as noted on the registration form. We DO NOT accept walk-in registrations. Thank you!).

A limited number of partial 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 2019 PDF (available April 22).

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

Please see information on our other YWC programs below*

YWC: Young Writers and Photography - Grades 3-8

Dates: June 17  - 21 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday, Ada Harris School-Cardiff

Cost: $200 includes all materials (A limited number of scholarships are available)

Instructors: Margit Boyesen, Trish d'Entremont and Janis Jones

Description: Young Writers and Photography (grades 3-8)

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.

Registration: Download the YW and Photography 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial need-based 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 Scholarship Application PDF (Available April 22)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

YWC: Young Writers in Nature - Grades 3-6

Dates: Session 1 - June 17 - June 21 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ UCSD / Session 2 - August 5 - 9 • Monday-Friday @ UCSD

If you would like your child to be on a waiting list, you must submit a registration form and check and mail as indicated.

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

Instructors: Krista Sopfe, Kerry Ojeda, Caroline Wright, Wendy Schramm

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.

Registration: Download the YW in Nature 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

SESSION 2 HAS NO OPENINGS.

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 2019 Scholarship Application PDF (Available April 22)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

Young Writers' Camp - Chula Vista Hills - Grades 3-8

Dates:  June 24 - June 28 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ Chula Vista Hills Elementary

Cost: $200 includes all materials (siblings are $175 each).

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

Description: Young Writers' Camp for grades 3-8

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.

Registration: Download the YWC-CV Hills 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial 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 2019 PDF (Available April 22, 2019)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

Young Writers Camp - Design39Campus - Grades 3-8

Dates:  June 24 - June 28 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ Design39Campus Elementary

Cost: $200 includes all materials (siblings are $175 each).

Instructors: SDAWP Teacher Consultants

Description: Young Writers' Camp for grades 3-8

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.

Registration: Download the YWC-Design39Campus 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial 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 Design39Campus Scholarship Application 2019 PDF (Available April 22, 2019)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

Students as Thinkers, Students as Writers: Writing for College, Career & Civic Readiness - Grades 11/12 & College Freshman

Dates: July 8 -12 • 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 Sarah Martin

Description: During this 5-day program, incoming high school juniors and seniors and college freshman will begin to develop the writing skills necessary to succeed in higher education. This workshop supports students in navigating an increasingly dense informational world by teaching them to read critically, explore multiple points of view, and to take a stand on important issues.

Topics to be covered during the program include: understanding the conversation around an issue; examining complex ideas, concepts and information; introducing, organizing and developing topics/claims; citing strong textual evidence and support analysis; identifying features of argument writing in the text; engaging a range of viewpoints; and handling the evidence with commentary that advances the claim.

Registration: Register now via Eventbrite (service fees apply) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial need-based 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 Students as Thinkers Scholarship Application PDF (Available April 22)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

College Admission & Application Essay - Grade 12 & Transfer Students

Dates: July 15 - July 19 • 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.

Registration: Register now via Eventbrite (service fees apply) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial need-based 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 2019 PDF. Application available April 22.

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

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

YWC: Poetry Inside Out - Grades 9-12

Dates: July 22 - July 26 • 8:30am - 12:00pm • Monday-Friday • UC San Diego

Cost: Registration fee of $200 includes all materials

Instructors: Susan Minnicks and Elizabeth Lonnecker

Description: Poetry Inside Out (9-12) WE REGRET THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2019

Poetry Inside Out (Center for the Art of Translation) offers students a one-week intensive poetry and language unit with YWC facillitators Susan Minnicks and Elizabeth Lonnecker. Students will interact with the genre, translate poems in other languages (YES!), and write and deliver meaningful pieces of poetry with control and authenticity.

Poetry Inside Out activities and experiences will include:

  • working to compose divergent translations        • building a writing community
  • speaking truth and honing voice                         • learning about technique and strategy
  • experimenting with style, structure and form      • writing and publishing your poetry

Registration: Download the YWC-Poetry 2019 Registration Form PDF (available April 8, 2019 at 8am) • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of the registration form and payment.

A limited number of partial 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 Poetry Scholarship Application 2019 PDF (Available April 22, 2019)

Scholarship applications are due June 3, 2019

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

Dates: This program will not be offered in Summer 2019 • 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.

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