UNC Charlotte Writing Project Young Writer's Camp

REGISTRATION

July 10-14 and/or 17-21, 2017

 

Rising 5th through 8th grade:

Children attending this camp will have the opportunity to grow as writers.  Our theme for the week will be “Social Justice.” The goal of the camp is to inspire participants to develop fresh ideas in order to take on the social issues that they see in the world today. We will explore how young people can use their voices to make a difference; participants will use their writing skills the same way historians, journalists, philosophers, and lawyers do when defending the rights of people in our society who are without a voice.  

We look forward to sharing children’s writing of fiction, poetry and nonfiction pieces.  Students will also have the opportunity to work with digital composition through documentary making.  Camp writers will read age appropriate mentor texts and receive instruction on several elements of writing content, including clarifying a writing voice, evidence and argument, characterization, and writing style.  

We will host an open mic for students to read excerpts from their work from the week on both Fridays of the camp at 3pm.  Families are invited to celebrate this writing with us.  The writing will also be published in an anthology.  Each family will receive one copy in the Fall and other copies will be available online for purchase.

 

Rising 2nd-4th Grade

Children attending this camp will have the opportunity to grow as writers. Our theme for the week will be "What's your why?"  Why are you encouraged or challenged to be kind?  What is your role as a citizen? How can you make a difference in yourself, your family, your community, your city, your state, your country, and your world?  Participants will use show off their writing skills the same way historians, journalists, philosophers, and lawyers are asked to do when making their voices heard.

We look forward to sharing children’s writing of fiction, poetry and nonfiction pieces. Students will also have the opportunity to work with digital composition through documentary making. Camp writers will read age- appropriate mentor texts and receive instruction on several elements of writing content, including clarifying a writing voice, evidence and argument, characterization, and writing style.  

We will host an open mic for students to read excerpts from their work from the week on both Fridays of the camp at 3pm.  Families are invited to celebrate this writing with us.  The writing will also be published in an anthology.  Each family will receive one copy in the fall and other copies will be available online for purchase.

REGISTRATION