Past Summer Writing Camps

Past Summer Writing Camps

Summer writing classes are a blast! Check out past summer writing camps!

 

2015: The Writer’s Sketchbook

Students pretend they have met a village of tiny people and write about what it might be like to live in tiny houses.

Students pretend they have met a village of tiny people and write about what it might be like to live in tiny houses.

 

The writing prompt they are working on: "That's the last time I use mustard to...."

The writing prompt they are working on: “That’s the last time I use mustard to….”

 

Notice the cell phone is not being used. We're taking a break from technology to focus on developing our writing. Bob the dragon helped us learn to show instead of tell.

Notice the cell phone is not being used. We’re taking a break from technology to focus on developing our writing. Bob the dragon helped us learn to show instead of tell.

 

Students created characters for stories, drawing pictures, writing descriptions, writing backstory, and describing special powers.

Students created characters for stories, drawing pictures, writing descriptions, writing backstory, and describing special powers.

 

We slayed our writing monsters. Learn more about this activity on the blog.

We slayed our writing monsters. Learn more about this activity on the blog.

 

Students had to arm wrestle during a game of Dungeon Scribes. Play the free online version by choosing Writing Games in the menu.

Students had to arm wrestle during a game of Dungeon Scribes. Play the free online version here.

 

Students rack their brains to create a story using only one-syllable words.

Students rack their brains to create a story using only one-syllable words.

 

Students had to battle a dragon to demonstrate mastery over the narrative arc.

Students had to battle a dragon to demonstrate mastery over the narrative arc.

 

These cards represent different dungeon rooms in the Dungeon Scribes adventure game. Play the online version for free by selecting Writing Games in the menu.

These cards represent different dungeon rooms in the Dungeon Scribes adventure game. Play the free online version here.

 

One of the dungeon rooms students explored in an interactive writing game.

One of the dungeon rooms students explored in an interactive writing game.

 

A teammate shouts commands to the scribe who traces a safe path through the dungeon.

A teammate shouts commands to the scribe who traces a safe path through the dungeon.