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Creative Writing Camp

2017 Creative Writing Camp in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Malvern PA and Plymouth Meeting PA!


(Ages 10 to 12)


Welcome to our NEW and exciting Creative Writing Camp!  

Set in the format of a writing workshop, campers will have the entire week to focus on developing and writing his/her own fictional short story.  Before writing, campers will have the opportunity to read and discuss popular short stories, and share inspirational topics and story ideas with the group.  

So what should YOU write about?  To avoid “writer’s block,” we will have lots of story prompts (ideas) for you to work with, or which can serve to inspire you.  You can also come to camp with ideas already in mind.

Once campers have their short story ideas, pre-writing will continue by researching the topic, outlining the story, setting the scenes in detail, and developing the characters.

Campers will move at their own pace through this process, and one ready, will develop a rough draft.  Scheduled workshops will be held at camp each day for readings and constructive suggestions, and the instructor is available to guide and workshop with campers all week.  

After lots of writing, workshopping, and revising, campers will have a short story piece that they can be proud of (and even continue to work on at home)!

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing:  Creative Writing allows you to create your own story, characters, and world.  This is your chance to create something incredible, establish your voice, and share it with the world!

Learn the Creative Pre-Writing Process:  Many writers find it best to embrace a creative writing process that allows them to research a topic, outline a storyline, develop characters, set scenes, and much more, all before writing the rough draft!  This will help you flow through your story more easily when writing.  

Workshop, Workshop, Workshop:  Sharing drafts with the instructor and peers will allow you to garner lots of feedback, and help with the direction of your writing.  Whether it’s curing writer’s block, helping to find a solution, or suggestions to develop a character or idea further, the workshop atmosphere provides a collaboration that can lead to success!

A Piece You Can Be Proud Of:  At the end of camp, we want you to leave with a story you can be proud of.  Hopefully you will learn more about yourself as a person and a writer, and will grow from the experience!

Creative Writing Atmosphere:  The creative writing atmosphere can be lots of fun, especially when taking a week long journey with your peers and instructor.  We hope you will find this experience inspirational and make some friends along the way!

All Campers receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt and a journal!

*For campers interested in Creative Writing Camp, we also recommend our Theater Camp, Filmmaking Camp, and Acting Camp.

Our 2017 Creative Writing Camps are located at Malvern Preparatory School ~ 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern PA 19355, Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Plymouth Meeting Friends School ~ 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066.


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