Young Writers Camp

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Everything you need is in our new streamlined application including scholarship and waivers. Please click on the links below to download the application in either English or Spanish. Applications are due by June 15.


Young Writers Camp 2016 Application: ENGLISH

Young Writers Camp 2016 Application: SPANISH

What is Young Writers Camp?

Since 1990, SCWriP’s Young Writers Camp has offered students an opportunity to explore the many facets of writing, regardless of their skill levels. Our outstanding staff of certified classroom teachers are all graduates of SCWriP’s Invitational Summer Institute in Composition and Critical Literacy at UCSB. Students participate in a stimulating learning environment that creates a community of writers to give optimum support and growth. Activities vary from year to year and from one class to another, including a broad range of genres and experiences geared to generate great writing. This may include:

  • poems
  • autobiographical sketches
  • short stories
  • plays
  • memoirs
  • guest authors
  • walking field trips
  • much, much more

At the end of camp, familes are invited to celebrate as students read their best work from their own copy of a published anthology. 

NEW in 2016!

A UCSB 3-week Playwriting Workshop for 10-12 graders with renowned actors/drama teachers Phil Levien and David Holmes

A UCSB Digital Writing Camp for 7-9 graders will still engage in all the fun and inspirational variety of writing genres Young Writers Camps are known for (and will still have a physical journal to write with paper and pen), but will also incorporate 21st Century types of composing, which might include creating blogs, videos, or other digital technologies that enhance and expand on the writing process.

Want to learn more?

Go to the full YWC Website.

SCWriP’s Young Writers Camp offers a fun and supportive environment for students entering grades 3-9 to explore the craft of writing in half-day sessions. All of our camps are best suited for students who are eager to attend and who want to write for fun.

2016 Flyers

Young Writers Camp 2016 Flier Open Enrollment: ENGLISH

Young Writers Camp 2016 Flier Open Enrollment: SPANISH

2016 Open Enrollment Camps

UC Santa Barbara

Playwriting Workshop July 11-July 28  (NEW in 2016!)

  • Monday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Grades 10-12

Session 1  July 11-22

  • Monday-Friday 9:00-12:30 pm
  • Grades 3-4, 5-6,
  • Grades 7-9 Digital Writing  (NEW in 2016!)

Session 2  July 25-Aug 5

  • Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:30 pm
  • Grades 3-4, 5-6
  • Grades 7-9 Digital Writing (NEW in 2016!)

Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

  • July 11-22
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:30 pm
  • Grades 3-9

Jonata Middle School in Buellton

  • July 18-July 29
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:30 pm
  • Grades 4-9

Mesa Union School in Somis

  • July 18-July 29
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:30 pm
  • Grades 4-9


Payable by check or money order only; make payment out to UC REGENTS

Early Bird Registration (March 1- April 30, 2016):

1 student: $275     2 students: $530    3 students: $796    4 students: $1,062

Regular Registration (May 1- June 15, 2016):

1 student: $295       2 students: $543     3 students: $814   4 students: $1086

Scholarship Registration:

Young Writers Camp offers scholarships that award registration discounts to families

needing financial assistance. Simply fill out the scholarship section of the application.

Scholarship decisions will be made by JUNE 15, 2016. Families will be notified of these decisions

via email by the following week, and will have until the Friday before the 1st day of camp to pay

any remaining balance. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must submit a $35

administrative fee per child to act as a placeholder for the camp.

1 student: $35     2 students: $70     3 students: $105     4 students: $140


Any application cancellations made prior to June 15, 2016 will be refunded, minus a $35.00

administrative fee per student. Cancellations made after June 15, 2016 will be refunded $175

per full-paid enrollment.

Contact Us

Phone: (805) 893-5899


Fax: (805) 893-7674

Mail: Young Writers Camp

South Coast Writing Project

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93116-9490