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Warner School to Host Summer Camp for Young Writers, Grades 6-12

2014 Camp photoStudents in Monroe and Surrounding Counties Must Apply by July 15
The Genesee Valley Writing Project at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education will hold its annual weeklong summer camp for aspiring and budding young writers in grades 6-12.
To be held August 3–7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Young Writers Camp, which was created by the Genesee Valley Writing Project (GVWP) four years ago and continues to be hosted by the Warner School, will allow young writers to explore the craft of writing in an open and creative setting—free of academic pressure—and to grow as writers. Young writers will select the writing genres to focus on, while exploring different formats, such as screenwriting, video-editing, graphic novels, and flash fiction.
The camp will take place on the University of Rochester’s River Campus in LeChase Hall, Room 481. GVWP teacher consultants, select New York State certified teachers who were trained by the Writing Project’s annual Summer Institute, will lead the Young Writers Camp. Writing Project teachers are selected for their commitment to improving the quality of student writing and learning in schools across America through their affiliation with the National Writing Project (NWP). In addition to writing sessions conducted by local teachers, the young writers will have the opportunity to share writing that they create and showcase their talents with others during open-mic sessions the week of camp.
“The summer camp is geared toward students who love to write and who want to improve their writing, said Camp Director Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School. “It is a creative outlet for students to explore and expand their writing interests and to share their writing with like-minded peers. Young writers leave camp each summer with more confidence and inspiration to continue developing their writing skills.”
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The cost of the GVWP Young Writers Camp is $300. A 10 percent discount is offered for children and grandchildren of University of Rochester employees and alumni, siblings of current students, and families with more than one child attending camp. Applications are due July 15, 2015 and can be downloaded HERE.
For more information or help with registration, contact Mary Beyer at mbeyer@warner.rochester.edu or (585) 275-2626. To learn more about the GVWP Young Writers Camp or to register, click HERE or visit: www.warner.rochester.edu/newsevents/story/919/.
About the Warner School of Education
Founded in 1958, the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education offers master's and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, educational policy, and health professions education. The Warner School of Education offers an accelerated option for its EdD programs that allows eligible students to earn a doctorate in education in as few as three years part time while holding a professional job in the same field. The Warner School of Education is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of preparing practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community agencies; generating and disseminating research; and actively participating in education reform.
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