Spartan Writing Camp
June 18-21
June 25-28
July 9-12
July 16-19
July 23-26

Early Bird Discount:

Register by June 1, 2018  

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Spartan Writing Camp

Since 1994, Spartan Writing Camp has invited elementary and middle school writers to explore their love of writing with countless opportunities to write about the thoughts, ideas and experiences that move them. Camp instructors, who are experienced teachers and Red Cedar Writing Teacher Consultants, help students nurture and develop the writer within using Michigan State's campus for inspiration. Each summer campers search for stories and capture memories on visits to the Red Cedar River, MSU's beautiful gardens, the Dairy Store, museums and other places around campus.


Each camper will receive a t-shirt, treat from the MSU Dairy Store, and additional materials that are camp specific.

Campers will take home a folder of the writing they accomplished during the camp as well as some additional ideas for writing during the remainder of the summer.

All children who have a desire to write and explore the joy of writing are welcome, regardless of their level of writing proficiency. We offer a variety of four-day camps at an outstanding value. We also offer both themed camps and general writing camps. Grade levels refer to the grade students will be entering following summer.


Take advantage of registration specials by registering before May 1, 2018.




Early Bird Registration Special thru May 1, 2018     
                 $125 all half-day camps 
                 $225 all full-day camps

Standard Registration Fee after May 1, 2018
                 $140 all half days
                 $240 all full-day camps

*Registration Deadlines:
                June 1, 2018 for all June Camps 
                June 25, 2018 for all July Camps

Times: Monday-Thursday
                 AM Half days - 9:00 to 12:00
                 PM Half days - 12:30 to 3:30
                 Full days - 9:00 to 3:30  (Please bring a bag lunch each day of camp.)

Registering for camp is now easier than ever.  Campers are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited space. Register early to ensure a spot and take advantage of the 2018 Registration Specials. We regret refunds are only available until one week prior to your child's camp date and a 20% processing fee will apply to all refunds prior to that time. 

Please register online at  Payment may be made by credit card or check. All checks must be received no later than one week prior to start of camp.  If payment by check, please send to: 

     Attn: Spartan Writing Camp
     Red Cedar Writing Project
     Bessey Hall
     434 Farm Lane, Room 300
     East Lansing, MI 48824

Once registration ends, campers will receive an email confirming registration information.


UPDATE 4/2/2018: We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for 2018. Please check back for scholarship opportunities in March of 2019.

Thanks to a grant from The Arts Council of Greater Lansing's Young Creatives Program, a limited number of scholarships are available for families that qualify for free or reduced lunch. Scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis. 

2018 Scholarship Application

For questions, contact Nick Adkins at or 517-432-1347.

Camp Location

This year, all camps are located in Bessey Hall.  More information to come regarding drop off and pick up locations this year.

If you have questions regarding SWC please contact Nick Adkins at   



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