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 2 | July 9-13 | Mythology and Storytelling (A) *FULL* 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 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 (A) - *FULL*
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 |  Writing Clearly for Kids (B) - we added a 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 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.