Young Writers Summer Camp

    Registration for half-day camps and applications for full-day camps are now available.

    Lighthouse's Young Writers Camps are led by published and award-winning writers, and each workshop is designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Half-day, full-day, and extended day options are available for all age groups throughout the summer. Camps will run June through August.

    We are holding summer camps virtually, through Zoom or our online platform, Wet Ink. Zoom camps will meet for two hours daily, five days a week, to explore a specific genre or topic. Campers will have the opportunity to schedule a 15-minute, one-on-one meeting with their instructor through Zoom during the week to discuss their specific writing goals.

    Online studios through Wet Ink are perfect for the camera shy and will offer an asynchronous opportunity to sample lots of genres and topics anytime throughout the class, as well as an online community to give feedback and support.

    Our full-day, week-long intensives are application based and meant for young writers of all levels who want to dig into the craft of writing.

    Free virtual open mics will offer the chance to share writing in front of an audience each Friday afternoon.

    Half-Day Camps

    Our half-day camps offer small groups of six to 12 students and focus on a specific writing genre or topic.

    Middle School Summer Writing Camp

    Our full-day Summer Writing Camp allows young writers to explore a variety of genres and topics with several local authors throughout the week. Camp week ends with a public reading where each camper can share a piece of writing from the week. An application is required.

    High School Summer Writing Camp

    Our full-day Summer Writing Camp allows teens to explore a variety of genres and topics with several local authors throughout the week. Camp week ends with a public reading where each writer can share his or her original writing. An application is required.