Spartan Writing Camp 2015

     June 15-18, 2015
     June 22-25, 2015
     June 29-July 2, 2015
    July 13 - July 16, 2015 



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, 2015.

 2015 Spartan Writing Camp Complete Schedule 

              1st and 2nd grade
              3rd and 5th grade
              6th and 8th grade


Early Bird Registration Special thru June 1, 2015     
                 $110 all half-day camps 
                 $200 all full-day camps

Standard Registration Fee after June 1, 2015
                 $121 all half days
                 $220 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 2015 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. 

A limited amount of scholarships are available for eligible families.  Please call 517-884-7422 to apply.

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
     479 West Circle Drive
     Linton Hall #102
     East Lansing, MI 48824

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

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

If you have questions regarding SWC please contact the Camp Director  at   



Spartan Writing Camp
June 15-18
June 22-25
June 29-July 2
July 13-16
30 Sections Available for Students Grades 1-8

Special Focus Camps:
June 15-18 (Grades 6-8)
Playing with Digital Writing
June 29-July 2 (Grades 6-8)

Writing with Girls - Yes You Can!
June 22-25 (Grades 3-5)
Restaurant and Food Reviews
June 29-July 2 (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)
July 13-15(Grades 3-5)
Skits & Scripts Writing Camp
June 29-July 2(Grades 6-8)
July 13-16(Grades 3-5)
Sports Write Now!
June 15-18(Grades 3-5)
June 22-25(Grades 6-8)


Early Bird Discount

Register by June 1, 2015 to Qualify