Summer Writing Camp

Summer Writing Camp 2016

Summer Writing Camp Template

Banish boredom, fight summer learning loss, and start a writing habit for your child

I know how hard it is to juggle busy schedules, jobs, transportation, not to mention take care of the family and the home. And when summer vacation arrives, you’ll have even more juggling to do with the kids at home. Trying to keep everyone happy while making sure your kids have something productive to do is . . . challenging (to put it mildly). And then the “I’m bored”s start. 

 

If you’re like most families, you started out with lots of creative activity ideas for your kids, but now that life’s gotten busier, you’ve got less time and energy to be creative. And now researchers are telling us that our kids are losing almost a quarter of their knowledge over the summer. So, not only do we have to keep everyone happy and boredom free, but we have to make sure they are getting enough educational opportunities, too. But don’t worry! My summer writing camps can remove the pressure, get your kids doing something productive and educational, all while keeping them excited and having fun (giving you the much needed time to catch up on your errands and housework—or maybe even sit down for awhile).

 

I know you don’t want to pay a large sum of money only to have your kids put in an “overpaid daycare.” Well, for only $125 I will help your child improve his/her writing and get grammar—the fun way! Plus, my students get so excited about writing that they bring the inspiration home. I had one parent tell me her kids came home, immediately went upstairs, and—instead of playing video games—started writing. And they didn’t even want to write when they first arrived! Your kids will also receive a workbook with enough writing prompts and games to keep them busy through the rest of the summer. Imagine the “I’m bored”s vanishing from your home.

 

Enrollment is closed for this year.

 

Find out what you get in this video

Available Classes


Creative Writing Adventure: Fantasy (June 13–17 @ Calvary Bible College)

Don your armor and gather your team. Dungeon diving time. Students will write and develop several short stories through a series of creative writing games and activities, including: building a medieval house, leveling up writing skills, and playing card and dice games. An activities workbook AND a paid membership to Classcraft (educational gaming software) are included in the price.

  • 9am–12pm (grades 4–7)
  • 1pm–4pm (grades 8–12)

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Creative Writing Adventure: Space (June 27–July 1 @ Calvary Bible College)

Suit up and strap yourself into your fighter. We’re blasting off. In the space writing adventure, students will write and develop several short stories through a series of creative writing games and activities, including: experiencing life on a starship, leveling up writing skills, and playing card and dice games. An activities workbook AND a paid membership to Classcraft (educational gaming software) are included in the price.

  • 9am–12pm (grades 4–7)
  • 1pm–4pm (grades 8–12)

Available Spots: 0


(These classes represent a private enterprise and are not associated with any private or public school or college.)

 

What you get:

  • 15 hours of writing instruction
  • Daily writing games and activities
  • New! Spiral-bound writing workbook (includes bonus material)
  • Full membership to Classcraft (1 month)

 

Writing Instruction, Games, and Activities

“I don’t want to go to death camp!” one student told his mom last year. Soon he discovered he kinda liked this writing camp afterall. During writing camp students will engage in fun writing activities that keep them engaged and interested in the material. Most classes begin with fun writing prompts that get them writing (even if they don’t like writing). Following these prompts, students get so excited about their work that everyone volunteers to share their stories with the class. We practice giving positive feedback and constructive criticism.

 

Then it’s time to jump into a lesson on how to show instead of tell or spice up stories with grammar and style. This is done through interactive games mixed with mini-lectures. Students are then given a writing activity, while I walk around and give them one-on-one coaching.

 

Writing Workbook with bonus material

Students will get a copy of my new 118-page Writer’s Sketchbook, which contains 30 writing prompts, several lessons on getting ideas for stories, and free space for them to write their own stories. I will teach the students how to use this book to keep themselves writing long after the class is over. My goal is to help your student start a writing habit. This is the number one way to improve their writing—write every day!

 

Full Membership to Classcraft

According to their website, “Classcraft’s mission is to transform the learning experience by using game mechanics to engage students and provide teachers with well-designed tools to do so.”

 

Students create characters in a fantasy world, and level up their skills, weapons, and armor by improving their writing, helping others, and engaging in our daily lessons. Learn more about Classcraft on their website.

 

Full membership includes extra powers, weapons, abilities, pets, and extended features for teachers.