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2016 Camp Information

Dates:   July 25-29, 2016 & August 1-5, 2016

Location: College of Education Building at UIUC

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Each week will feature separate topics of instruction so student can sign up for one or two weeks of the camp.   

Students need to bring a sack lunch on Mondays through Thursdays. Lunch will be provide on both Fridays of the camp.  

Students will also be provided with a camp t-shirt.

Prices and Discounts

  • One Week Attendance: $325

  • Two Week Attendance: $550

  • Early Bird discount: $50 OFF TOTAL UNTIL MAY 8th

  • Sibling discount: $25 OFF TOTAL for up to 3 siblings

  • Loyalty discount: $25 OFF TOTAL

  • Scholarships:

    • Free and Reduced Lunch Discount is $100 OFF TOTAL

    • Please email Christine Campos for more information about possible teacher sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, contact the camp director, Christine Campos, at campos.christine@gmail.com.

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Our Camp Philosophy

Students come to the camp to experience being in a community of writers.  Our teachers guide that community and teach students skills to expand their writing abilities.  The students work in small groups, as well as getting some focused attention from teachers.

Students will be free to create unique original pieces of writing in this communal environment.  Students will make friends, learn to work collaboratively with others, and have great fun writing.  We strive to provide students with an enjoyable experience that will leave them with a positive attitude about their ability to write.

See the News Gazette's Coverage of the 2012 UIWP Writing Camps.
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Elementary Summer Camp

The University of Illinois Writing Project sponsors writing camps in the summer led by experienced teachers. The Elementary Camp provides an enrichment opportunity for young writers. Students learn how to write in a variety of genres including:

  • Poetry
  • Fairytales
  • Plays
  • Comic Strip Writing
  • Story-telling
  • Short stories

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Secondary Camp

Are you a middle or high school student who likes to write? Would
you like to learn new techniques and experiment with fun, cutting
edge technology?

You will work with technology and learn how to write in a
variety of genres including: 

  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Flash fiction
  • Novels
  • Personal Essays

Previous campers are welcome to apply! The camps will feature new activities every year.