Summer Academy Camps

Creative Writing

Have you ever wanted to write a story, poem, or novel but had no idea where to start? Join us for a week of creative writing, where you'll learn how make the jump from an idea to a finished, publishable work! We'll focus on honing our craft as writers through lessons on refining ideas, using figurative language and imagery, creating a scene and setting, writing dialogue, describing action, and putting it all together into one cohesive text. Each day will include a combination of hands-on activities that help us develop details, trips around campus for inspiration, and of course, time to write. We will also be spending time editing and revising our pieces in one-on-one and group writing workshops, so that by the end of the week everyone in the program will have publishable final pieces! Open to students ages 12-16.

Course Information

Course Number:


Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall  

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 


Day Camp - $340

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $740

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Sarah Heim earned a B.A. in English with an emphasis on novel studies and her M.A.T. in Secondary English Education, both from the University of Georgia. Sarah's main areas of emphasis include contemporary British and American literature, novel theory, and graphic novels. She currently works as a high school English teacher in Buras, Louisiana and has also taught several courses for the UGA-Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) programs here at UGA. This is Sarah's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students are welcome to bring laptops to class. Student without laptops will spend time in the computer lab and should bring a jump drive to save their work. We will have notebooks and pens available for use, but students are welcome to bring their own writing notebooks to camp if they wish. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.