UPDATE FROM RCWP REGARDING COVID-19:

Spartan Writing Camp (SWC) will return for summer 2021 to offer writers age pre-K thru 8th grade the opportunity to engage in writing with a virtual camp format. Camp will be held the weeks of June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19. Writers will engage with peers and SWC TCs to grow their writing skills while engaging in high-interest sessions.

 

Click HERE for at-home summer writing resources!

Spartan Writing Camp

 

2021 SUMMER CAMPS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

 

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 Project (RCWP) Teacher Consultants (TCs), 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, Michigan State University’s beautiful gardens, the Dairy Store, museums and other places around campus.

All inquiries should be directed to Jill Hoort at swc@msu.edu.

Camp Schedules

June 21-24

Growing Young Writers: Royalty Week: 9:00-10:00
Growing Young Writers: Royalty Week: 10:30-11:30
Wizarding World of Writing: 9:00-11:00

June 28-July 1

Growing Young Writers: Journaling: 9:00-10:00
Growing Young Writers: Journaling: 10:30-11:30
Exercising Our Imaginations: 9:00-10:00
Storybook STEAM: 10:30-11:30
Postcards from My Imagination: 12:30-1:30
Unplugged Coding Through Storytelling: 2:00-3:00
Writing Sense-Sations: 1:00-3:00
Writing in Response to Seedfolk: 9:30-11:30
Exploring the Circus: 12:30-3:30
Take Action Through Writing: 12:30-3:30
It’s All About Perspective: 8:30-11:30

July 12-15 

Writing in the Wild: 1:30-2:30

Creative Writing: 12:30-3:30

Take Action Through Writing: 12:30-3:30

It’s All About Perspective: 8:30-11:30

July 19-22

Growing Young Writers: Journaling: 9:00-10:00

Growing Young Writers: Journaling: 10:30-11:30

Writing in the Wild: 1:30-3:30

Registration Information

Register here: https://camps.cal.msu.edu/

Please check out our session descriptions for a rundown of program events for 2021.

One Hour Camp: $100

Two Hour Camp: $145

Three Hour Camp: $180

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:

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

Scholarship Info:

Spartan Writing Camp

Deadline: Friday, May 28

 

Parents/caregivers: Please send a brief statement (150 words or less) explaining your financial need for camp tuition. In addition, please send a sample of your child’s writing. 

This information can be emailed to : swc@msu.edu