Schedule and Workshops

July 11 - 16

Here's an example of how campers will spend each day.

Activity Time
BREAKFAST 7:15 - 8:45 a.m.
First Session 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Second Session 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LUNCH Noon - 1 p.m.
Optional Computer/Gaming Session 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Writing Time/Pool Time 1-2:30 p.m.
Third Session 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Fourth Session 4 - 5 p.m.
DINNER 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Casual Discussion/Activity w/ Alum 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Evening Reading/Performance 8 - 9 p.m.
Last updated in March 2, 2018


Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Dare to Dream—or—Dream if You Dare...

Have you ever kept a dream journal? Our dreams provide a treasure trove of material as rich with creative and imaginative imagery as we could hope for. Students will relate a dream or nightmare of their own or one that they have heard about from a friend and use it as the springboard to create a short story or novella.


There’s no better way to channel your creative genius than to remove those pesky rules of time, space and dimension. Which do you most enjoy reading... Paranormal? Science-fiction? Fantasy? Dystopian? Tackle the classic essay assignment “What I Did This Summer” by adapting it to fit into one of these reality-bending genres..

SPECIAL GUEST — Colin Williamson

Dream it, Define it, Build it: How to Make a Video Game All by Your Lonesome (or with a little help from your friends)

We’re lucky to live in an era when anyone and everyone can make their own game, using freely available tools. Get ready for a crash course in how the gaming industry works, and how to take your ideas from a high concept into something that the whole world can enjoy -- from game engines to world-building to interactive dialogue.

Erica Dolson

Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay:  How to Write Like a College Student 

Most people will tell you that writing in college is a lot different than writing in high school.  But, why is that? We’ll discuss the expectations of college-level writing, talk about your own academic writing experiences, and find some time to fit in a few writing exercises.

This is Your Story:  Writing Creative Nonfiction

We’ve all been moved by a beautiful poem or felt a connection to a favorite fictional character, but have you ever thought that true stories - even your personal stories - can be just as powerful?  Together we’ll write true stories about yourselves and others with traditional, literary techniques.  Get ready to read, discuss, and even begin to write your own story.

Jesse Waters

It’s All About the Base

Character, conflict and relationship... these are the essentials needed to make fiction happen. If you’ve got these facets in place, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a castle in 14th century Spain, or on a spaceship orbiting Venus in the year 2345. We’ll build characters, relationships and conflicts, and throw them into the mixer to what we can bake.

Where to Begin... How About at the Beginning?

I“It was a dark and stormy night” is, perhaps, considered the most cliche opening for a piece of fiction... but how did it get that way? Here, we’ll examine some of the most famous openings in fiction to see how and why they’re so great (or maybe they’re not!).

T.R. Hummer

Poetry: Be You!

Who are you? Like, for realsies… what makes you YOU? With Terry, you’ll have a chance to explore not so much your life and your feelings (though that too if you like) as investigating and writing where you are in space and time. What’s in the room? Write that!

Poetry: Be Anyone Except You!

When you hear your voice on a recording, do you ever ask, “Who the heck is THAT?!” In this session, Terry and you will seek out what you don’t know while keeping your own voice. Want to write in another person’s voice? That’s OK too! What’s not in the room, or in your head? Write that!

REGISTER NOW, before spots are gone. This all inclusive camp is sure to be a week your kids will remember!