Youth, Family, Community Programs

What is Young Writers Camp?

For 24 years, SCWriP’s Young Writers Camp Programs have offered students an opportunity to explore the many facets of writing, regardless of their skill levels. Our outstanding staff of certified classroom teachers have completed 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 include:

  • poems
  • autobiographical sketches
  • short stories

At the end of camp, familes are invited to celebrate as students read their best writing.  All campers receive an anthology of their published work.



  • Ready to register? Everything you need is in our new streamlined application including scholarships and waivers. Please click on the link below to download the application in either English or Spanish. Applications are due by June 26th.


YWC 2015 Registration Application

YWC 2015 Registration Application (Spanish)


Want to help spread the word to others? You can download our fliers below (B&W and Color versions available).


YWC 2015 Color Flier

YWC 2015 Colors Flier (Spanish)

YWC 2015 B&W Flier

YWC 2015 B&W Flier (Spanish)


Young Writer's Camp 2015 Dates and Locations

UCSB, July 20-31, grades 3-9, Times T.B.D.

Cal Lutheran University, July 20-31, grades 3-9, 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Mesa Union, July 27-August 7, grades 4-9, 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.


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