Summer Writing Camps


You’ve asked and we’ve answered! Our list of camps is now designed, and we’re ready to get your child excited about reading and writing

this summer! Preview our offerings and register today to save a spot for your child’s literary and writing adventures at Uplift!


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Time: 9am-3pm

Ages: Ideal for kids entering 3rd - 8th

Cost: $475 / week

*sessions dependent on sufficient enrollment*

Aftercare can be provided for an hourly rate.

Our camps are small, so your child’s needs come first.

Our camp leaders are expert writers, passionate about literature, and also highly experienced teachers. We hope you will help us spread the word!

Week 1 | June 25 – 29th | Cursive Camp - On Hold, Please email if interested This camp will teach the fundamentals of modern cursive handwriting in a fun and supportive environment! In addition to learning the basics of cursive, this camp will include special visitors and presentations on grip assessment, calligraphy, bubble letters, 3-D lettering, and comic book lettering.

Week 2 | July 9-13 | Mythology and Storytelling (A) Back by popular demand, this camp puts kids in the driver’s seat, writing stories like the ones they love to read, full of magic, fantasy, and myth. Camp will focus on a different mythic tradition each day, including Greek and Roman myth, Norse myth, Native American myth, Egyptian Myth, and, of course, mythic animals! Young authors may choose to write one long or several short stories depending on their creative inclinations. Each day will have an accompanying arts and crafts project and students will be encouraged to illustrate their stories and share them with their peers. Camp (A) and (B) are not sequential and each will have different texts.

Week 3 | July 16-20 | Songwriting Camp - On Hold, Please email if interested Bob Dylan’s Pulitzer Prize for literature redefines how we think about song lyrics, legitimizing them as an important form of poetic expression. This week, your child will explore song lyrics as poetry and have a chance to write and perform their own song! Camp highlights includes visits from local musicians, spoken word performers, and an afternoon with a Karaoke machine. We offer a supportive and low key environment, so campers won't feel pressured to "perform," but we hope they will share their creative expression!

Week 4 | July 23 – 27 | Heroes and Heroines, Graphic Novels and Comics - On Hold, Please email if interested

This week, campers will fly through the history of super heroes and heroines, learn the differences between comics and graphic novels, and study the impact of both on cultural expression. Campers will spend the week in the director’s chair to create their own short graphic novel with one day dedicated to a comic series. There will be accompanying arts and crafts to illustrate their projects all week.

Week 5 | July 30 – Aug 3rd | Mythology and Storytelling (B) Back by popular demand, this camp puts kids in the driver’s seat, writing stories like the ones they love to read, full of magic, fantasy, and myth. Camp will focus on a different mythic tradition each day, including Greek and Roman myth, Norse myth, Native American myth, Egyptian Myth, and, of course, mythic animals! Young authors may choose to write one long or several short stories depending on their creative inclinations. Each day will have an accompanying arts and crafts project and students will be encouraged to illustrate their stories and share them with their peers. Camp (A) and (B) are not sequential and each will have different texts.

Week 6 | August 6 – 10 | Descriptive Writing and Expressions in Art and Poetry
Paint a picture with words, look at paintings and write poems, read poetry and sketch... this camp will get students thinking about the connections between visual art and writing to expand their creative self-expression. Students will write poetry, experiment with calligraphy, illustrate with watercolors, and try their hand at printmaking, all as they bridge the gap between what they can imagine and what they can represent in words and art.

Week 7 |   August 13 – 17 |  Writing Clearly for Kids - *FULL* please email to be waitlisted (we may open another session)
As late elementary and early middle school students are asked to make the transition from writing fairy tales to writing polished academic prose, they often struggle with how to craft a rhetorical as opposed to a descriptive sentence. This camp will help ease the transition for your child by offering straightforward methods and tools for writing in any subject. Kids will practice using logic words, making graphic organizers, and editing for clarity. They will be encouraged to ask lot of questions and get comfortable with revising. We also will have a great time making crafts and playing games. Sign your child up today to have a confident young writer in the Fall!

Week 8 |  August 20 – 24 |  Gear Up! Sharpen the Tools of Writing Foundations - On Hold, Please email if interested
Do you sometimes wonder if your child has the spelling chops to write with clarity and precision? Does the mention of a comma make your child run in the opposite direction? This camp will dust off those basic skills that make writing accurately a fun and straightforward process for the elementary school set. We will focus on basic conventions such as, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar, as well as vocabulary, paragraph structure, and essay formatting. Crafts, outdoor play, and games will round out our days.

Week 9 | August 27 – 31st | Skill-building for the Short Essay
This camp will help slightly more advanced writers gain skills for polishing and revising their short essays. Students will learn how to develop the “editor” in their brain, how to use a thesaurus to find “just the right word,” and how to choose evidence that will strengthen their claims. There is no prerequisite for this camp, but rather we hope that students who are a bit more advanced will learn how to make their essays even stronger. Campers also will play games and do artistic, writing-themed crafts such as calligraphy, embossing, and watercolor illustrations.