Greenrock Writers Retreat will return for summer 2021 the week of July 12-16th to offer writers age 8th grade thru rising 12th graders the opportunity to engage in writing with a virtual camp format. Writers will work with peers and GWR's TCs to grow their writing skills while engaging in high-interest sessions.

Greenrock Writers Retreat

Greenrock Writers Retreat is a virtual four-day camp for high school students with a passion for writing. Workshops are designed to encourage participants to view writing as both personally meaningful and pleasurable, as well as to improve student writing ability.

Students who are incoming ninth graders through outgoing twelfth graders in high school are invited to apply, regardless of writing proficiency. These participants will work with other young, aspiring writers as well as certified Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher-Consultants (TCs). RCWP TCs are experienced classroom teachers who have been identified as outstanding writing teachers by their colleagues and university faculty members.

As a Greenrock participant, you will work with a variety of teenagers from a multitude of high schools across Michigan. You will explore and improve your talents as a writer, both creatively and academically. Additionally, you will work with experienced college writers in order to enhance your own writing skills and participate in a novel study and discussion centered on the camp’s annual theme.

All inquiries should be directed to the Greenrock Writers Retreat directors at greenroc@msu.edu.

Scheduling & Registration

Camp will be held virtually July 12-16, 2021!
Register at https://camps.cal.msu.edu/

A registration fee of $175 covers all participant expenses. Registration closes on June 1st. For payment options, please proceed to our registration venue. Payments must be received no later than one week prior to the camp’s start date; however, unpaid registrations may be subject to cancellation when there is a waiting list. Camper cancellations after June 1st are subject to a 10% processing fee.

Payments by check must be addressed as follows:

Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
434 Farm Lane, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

Scholarship Info

Greenrock Writers Retreat

Scholarship Essay

Deadline: Friday, May 21st

Please write a brief essay (150-300 words) where you tell us about yourself, including why you want to attend Greenrock Writers Retreat, your academic and career goals, and a statement of your financial need. Please email essays to greenroc@msu.edu no later than Friday, May 21st.