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Creative Writing Camp

2018 Creative Writing Camp in Philadelphia PA and Main Line PA!

***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 10 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!


Set in the format of a writing workshop, campers will have the entire week to focus on developing and writing their own fictional short stories. 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 to create your own ideas.  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 characters.

Campers move at their own pace through this process, and once ready, will develop a rough draft.  Scheduled workshops are held at camp each day for readings and constructive feedback/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 2018 Creative Writing Camps are located at University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 and Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066.

 For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps

Save On Camp! Click The Button Above To Learn More About Our Early Registration Discount ($30/Week), Multi-Week Discount ($15-$30/Week), Additional Sibling Discount ($30/Week) and Referral Program ($50 Credit per Referral).

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