Students will have an opportunity to participate in freewriting activities and writing workshops. They will also receive peer and adult support to develop finished pieces. The camps are led by certified teachers with National Writing Project training. In Morehead, an intermediate camp for grades 4 through 8 and a teen camp for grades 9 through 12 will be held at Morehead State University.
The intermediate camp will be led by Abby Thomas, a high school English teacher at Montgomery County High School. It will take place June 5 through 9.
The teen writing camp will take place June 26 through 30 with Rowan County teachers Terry Lewis and Stacie May.
The goal for summer camps is to let the kids have fun with writing while also learning about language and creating something like a website or blog that they can continue to develop long after camp is over says Deanna Mascle, Morehead Writing Project director.
Registration fees for camp are $80 and wil include a t-shirt, flash drive, and journal. Students will also leave camp with their writing published. Advance registration deadlines May 26 and can be completed online. Payment is due before the first day of camp. For more information, contact a camp instructor or Kelli Besselman at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also information on the Morehead Writing Project's werbsite at www.moreheadwritingproject.org.