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 May 30, after which fees will rise.

Application

Young Writers Camp 2017 Application: ENGLISH

Young Writers Camp 2017 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 2017!

This year we are offering our first 1st - 2nd grade camp at Franklin Elementary in Santa Barbara!

Also returning, our UCSB 3-week Playwriting Workshop for 7-12 graders Digital Writing Camp for 7-9 graders .

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 1-12 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.

 

2017 Flyers

YWC Franklin: English

YWC Franklin: Spanish

YWC UCSB: English

YWC UCSB: Spanish

YWC Playwriting Workshop: English

YWC Playwriting Workshop: Spanish

YWC CLU: English

YWC CLU: Spanish

YWC Jonata: English

YWC Jonata: Spanish

 

 

2017 Open Enrollment Camps

Franklin Elementary School (Grades 1-2)

  • July 17-29
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 12:00pm
  • Breakfast: 800am – 8:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

UC Santa Barbara

Creative Writing Morning Session 1  (Grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-9)

  • June 19-30
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Creative Writing Afternoon Session 1 (Grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-9)

  • June 19-30
  • Monday-Friday, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Creative Writing Morning Session 2 (Grades 3-4, 5-6)

  • July 10-21
  • Mon-Fri 9:00am – 12:30 pm

Digital Writing Camp Morning Session (Grades 7-9)

  • July 10-21
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Digital Writing Camp Afternoon Session (Grades 7-9)

  • July 10-21
  • Monday-Friday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Playwriting Workshop (Grades 7-12)

  • July 10-July 27
  • Monday-Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks (Grades 3-9)

  • July 10-21
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:30 pm

Jonata Middle School in Buellton (Grades 4-6, 7-9)

  • June 19-30
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 12:30pm

 

COST

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

Early Bird Registration (March 8 – April 30, 2017):

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

Regular Registration (May 1 – May 30, 2017):

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

Late Registration (Applications sent in after May 30, 2017):

1 student: $315      2 students: $600     3 students: $885   4 students: $1,170

Students Registering for any TWO camps or camp sessions:

1 student: $530       2 students: $1,060    3 students: $1,590  4 students: $2,120

 

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 15th, 2017. 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

 

CANCELLATIONS

Any application cancellations made prior to May 30, 2017 will be refunded, minus a $35.00 administrative fee per student. Cancellations made by May 30, 2017 will be refunded $175 per full-paid enrollment. Cancellations made after May 30 cannot be refunded.

 

Contact Us

Phone: (805) 893-5899

Email: scwripywc@gmail.com

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