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The 2019 Summer Writing Camp



The Place for Wanna-Be Writers



The Summer Youth Writing Project is for students who would like to become better writers. Led by professional writers and experienced teacher consultants for the National Writing Project, participants will explore what it is like to be a real writer.

This program is different from “school” writing. Here children are guided through activities that promote creativity and enrich language development. Workshops will emerge from the real needs of writers--through participation, students will develop the tools needed to help readers gain meaning from their words.


Writers are invited to contribute their work to our professionally published anthology (each participant receives one copy as part of their camp costs). The summer culminates in a book signing party at Barnes and Noble where our young authors sign their work.



Intermediate Camp June 17-28th (half-days, Monday through Friday) grades 3-5 $200

Teen Camp 1st session June 17-21 (full days) grades 6-12  $200

Teen Camp 2nd session June 24-28 (full days) grades 6-12 $200

Teens may choose the session that fits best within their summer plans, or opt to attend both! Registration will open in January.





The SYWP is held at Resurrection Lutheran Academy

6840 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, Indiana.

      Space is limited.



To register, please print and complete the 2019 registration form. Be sure to submit payment with your registration.



For additional information contact

Michiana Writers Center

Kathy Higgs-Coulthard, Director

(574) 220-8798

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