Summer Writing Camp

Tap into your writing talents with this exploratory camp for students. Learn creative techniques, interactive storytelling, technology tips, and tricks from experts as you uncover your writing potential. Choose the style and activities best fit for you!

Key Program Information
Categories Youth and Community Programs Continuing Education Youth
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Students entering grades 6-10 who want to practice their writing and learn more about different types of storytelling. This program is aligned with Wisconsin's Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.

Program Description

Explore interactive storytelling through technology, collaboration and creativity

Are you an aspiring writer? Want to get tips and tricks from writing teachers and experts? Did you know there are as many ways to tell a story as there are people in the world? Be a dreamer and a storyteller while finding your creative voice at UW-Eau Claire this summer. Choose the track that is most interesting to you: Poetry, Novels & Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction & Memoirs, or Digital Composition. Write about the subjects that you want; the only assignment is to be you!

Unique writing activities include a group walking tour “writing crawl,” digital storytelling with iPads, peer reviews of a friend’s writing, and mini-lessons from college student mentors. You will take a field trip that inspires creativity, use technology to tell stories through video, music, animation, and photos, and improve your own writing through other exploratory techniques. At the end of camp, class writings and compilations are put into a book for you to take home and keep forever.

What you will learn

  • How to uncover your own writing voice
  • Interactive storytelling techniques
  • Genre-specific lessons
  • Collaborative writing activities
  • Creative storytelling processes

Full scholarships are available for students with financial need.  Complete the scholarship application and submit it with your registration. 



Dr. Carey Applegate is an Assistant Professor of English at UW-Eau Claire. Other guest professors, teachers, community professionals and college students will join us throughout the week.