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Young Writer's Camp - Summer 2017

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

Dates:  June 26 - 30 • 8:30am - 12:30pm, Monday-Friday @ Chula Vista Hills Elementary (grades 3-8)

Dates:  July 17 - July 28, 2017 • 8:30am - 12:00pm, Monday-Friday @ UC San Diego (3-10) and @ Cardiff Elementary (3-8) • 

Summer 2017 - Please check our website in March of 2017 for a full listing of available summer programs. Registration forms are available for download in early April each year. (April 10, 8:00am)

Cost: $200 (CV Hills) • $350 (UCSD/Cardiff) includes all materials (siblings are $325 each).

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 (available April 15, 2017) PDF or YWC Cardiff Scholarship Application 2016 PDF (available April 15, 2017)

Scholarship applications are due June 5, 2017

Please see information on our other YWC programs below*

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

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)

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 (available  April 15, 2017).

Scholarship applications are due May 26, 2017

YWC: Young Writers and Photography - Grades 4-8

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 4-8)

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.

Download the Young Writers and Photography 2017 Registration Form PDF (available April 10, 2017)

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 (available Aprill 15, 2017)

Scholarship applications are due May 26, 2017

Writing for College and Career Readiness

Dates: June 26 - 30 • 8:30am - 11:30am

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

Instructors: Divona Roy, Christy Ball and Dave Mattas

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 (available April 10, 2017)

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 Scholarship Application 2016 PDF (available April 15, 2017)

Scholarship applications are due May 26, 2017

The College Admission & Application Essay

Dates: July 10 - July 14 • 8:30am - 11:30am

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 (available April 10, 2017)

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 (available April 15, 2017)

Scholarship applications are due May 26, 2017

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

Young Writers' Camp