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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.

Take advantage of registration specials by registering before June 1, 2016.

 2016 Spartan Writing Camp Complete Schedule 

2016 Spartant Writing Camp Flyer

Registration

Early Bird Registration Special thru June 1, 2015     
                 $125 all half-day camps 
                 $225 all full-day camps

Standard Registration Fee after June 1, 2015
                 $140 all half days
                 $240 all full-day camps

Times: Monday-Thursday
               AM Half days - 8:30 to 12:00
               PM Half days - 12:30 to 4:00
               Full days - 8:30 to 4:00  (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 2016 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 https://camps.cal.msu.edu/  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.

Scholarships

A limited amount of scholarships are available for eligible families.

2016 Scholarship Application

For questions, contact Nick Adkins at adkinsn1@msu.edu or 517-432-1347.

Camp Location

All camps are located in Ernst Bessey Hall on Farmlane between the Red Cedar River and
Auditorium Road.  Parents circle through the parking lot behind the building where their children
are met by Red Cedar Writing Project Teacher Consultants to be taken to their classrooms.  Parking
behind the building and in the ramp is for faculty with parking permits only.  If you wish to park and
escort your student to their classroom, please see this MSU map that identifies public parking
locations, as well as the location of Ernst Bessey Hall  http://maps.msu.edu/interactive/

If you have questions regarding SWC please contact the Camp Director  at swc@msu.edu   

 

 

 
Spartan Writing Camp
June 20-23
June 27-30
July 11-14
July 18-21
 
30 Sections Available for Students Grades 1-8
 
 
Special Focus Camps:
 
Animal Facts and Fables
June 20-23 (Grades 3-5)
 
Fiction in a Flash: Super Short Stories
June 20-23 (Grades 6-8)
 
Digital Storytelling
June 27-30 (Grades 3-5)
 
Diary of You!
June 27-June 30 (Grades 6-8)
 
Geeking Out: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
June 27-June 30 (Grades 6-8)
 
Creating Comics
July 11-14 (Grades 6-8)
 
Sports Write Now!
July 18-21 (Grades 3-5)
July 11-14 (Grades 6-8)
 
Poetry Writing
July 18-21 (Grades 6-8) 
 
Kids for Causes
June 20-23 (Grades 6-8)
June 27-30 (Grades 3-5)
July 11-14 (Grades 3-5)
July 18-21 (Grades 3-5)
 
 

Early Bird Discount

Register by June 1, 2016 to Qualify