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Creative Writing Camp

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Summer 2022

Planning for Creative Writing Camp is well underway for summer 2022! Dates and campuses will be announced soon and registration will start in January 2022. Use the button above or form below to register for updates!

What is Creative Writing Camp?

Creative Writing Camp, a collaboration between Writers in the Schools and Rice School Literacy and Culture, offers one- and two-week creative writing experiences for incoming kindergarteners to high schoolers at locations across Houston and online. During camp, classes are divided into age-level groupings where students are guided through writing experiences by a highly-qualified teachers and writers.

Why has Creative Writing Camp been so popular for more than 30 years?

Creative Writing Camp works because it’s where writing is an exploration. It’s where one day your child will create their own map to a planet they’ve just discovered, and the next day they’re writing the ending to a 3-act play with a group of friends. It’s where they’ll publish their first poem. It’s where they’ll begin to see what they can become. Whether they’re not sure how to get started or they already write a million pages a day, they’ll feel at home writing here. This is where the spark of invention begins.

The Only Place Where Children Learn from Talented Educators & Writers

Many have Masters and Ph.D.s in writing and education. Our instructors are experts at this. And they’re ready to help your child shine.

How We Measure Up

For 20 years, Dr. Carl Scott of the University of St. Thomas has evaluated the success of the program and found students improved in writing skills, creativity and self-confidence.

How Creativity Leads to Success

According to Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children (Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff), what children most need for 21st-century learning, listing the 6Cs: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence.

Creative Writing Camp is where 21st-century learning happens.

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