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Student Programs

School Literacy and Culture offers programming for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Creative Writing Camp - Online

Summer Writing Camps 2021: Information Coming Soon!

Registration for Creative Writing Camp will open March 25, 2021. 

Writers in the Schools and Rice School Literacy and Culture will host Creative Writing Camp in June and July 2021 for incoming Kindergarten-High School students. We are currently exploring virtual, hybrid, and in-person Creative Writing Camp programs, and we look forward to seeing your family in the summer. 

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Focus groups of professional writers and highly effective teachers have come together to craft this exciting new approach to Creative Writing Camp. Wherever possible, student experiences will draw upon our traditional camp model, but we will also embrace this opportunity to explore new approaches and think creatively. Join us as we explore just what is possible in a virtual environment!

  • All camp courses will utilize the Canvas learning platform. An e-mail address provided by the parents will be necessary to access the system. 
  • Students will also need a laptop, tablet or phone to access the course, but we recommend a laptop or tablet. The best user experience is achieved through the Google Chrome web browser.
  • Each student will need a notebook, journal, or folder with blank paper and writing implements such as pencils, pens, and markers.
  • Extension activities will utilize basic arts and crafts materials such as scissors, colored paper, glue, watercolors, etc. that students typically use at school. Parents will not be asked to buy specific art materials.

  • All families will be asked to complete a “tech check” the Friday before the beginning of their virtual camp session. Support staff will be available for assistance that day should families have any challenges logging into the system. 
  • During “tech check” students will be able to “meet” their teachers as they view pre-recorded videos uploaded by the teachers and writers leading the course. Students will also be asked to record their own introductory video to share with their classmates.
  • “Tech check” will also provide an opportunity for parents to receive more detailed information regarding each class’s daily schedule, should they have a need for specifics.
  • Finally, should families have challenges with technology at any point during the camp experience, they will be able to connect directly with IT support staff via e-mail or phone.