Creative Writing

This camp is cancelled.

Interested students are encouraged to enroll in Creative Writing Session C on June 15-19.

For our currently registered students, we will be contacting you directly via e-mail to see if you would like to transfer to one of our other camps being offered virtually. If not, we will process a full refund.

If you have questions about the new virtual camps, contact us at

Do you have an amazing idea for a story that you can see perfectly in your mind, but the moment you put pen to page the words fall flat? Join us for a week of creative writing, where you'll learn how make the words come alive! Using strategies from best-selling authors like Terry Kay and Mary Robinette Kowal, we'll focus on honing our craft as writers through lessons on crafting authentic dialogue, well-paced scenes, amazing descriptions, 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, workshops with fellow writers, and of course, time to write! By the end of the week everyone in the program will have rich, beautiful scenes to share. No prior experience required, but students are encouraged to come in with an outline or a story idea to expand.

Ages: 14-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try: Creative Writing: Session C.

Online camp will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day


Camp - $390

None. This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners, and students who have prior writing experience.


Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she’s always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA in English: Creative Writing, an MAT in English: Secondary Education, and an E.d.S in School Library Media, Kaitlin went on to write the bestselling Daughters of Zeus series. You can learn more about Kaitlin and her books at This is Kaitlin’s fourth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Elizabeth Sadler loves to read and write adventure novels with fantasy elements. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from George Mason University, as well as an M.F.A. in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University and has been published in New Myths and Separate Worlds. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where she teaches British Literature to unsuspecting seniors. This is Elizabeth’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.