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Young Writers Summer Camp

August 7 - 11, 2017
LeChase Hall
University of Rochester's River Campus

Deadline for Application is July 15.

The Genesee Valley Writing Project (GVWP) Young Writers Summer Camp is for students in grades 6-12 who love to write and want to spend time with like-minded peers practicing different kinds of writing. We welcome students who are already good writers, as well as those who want to improve their writing skills.

There will be one session of camp. While students will select the writing genres to focus on during the weeklong camp, exciting forays into different formats, like screenwriting, video-editing, graphic novels, and flash fiction, will also be explored. The session will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and writers will need to bring their own lunch or plan to eat on campus from 12 – 1 p.m. The fee for the camp is $300.

Sessions will be taught by NY State certified teachers who are teacher consultants for the Genesee Valley Writing Project. All sessions will take place on the University of Rochester’s River Campus in LeChase Hall, Room 481. Students may be dropped off 15 minutes before the start of the session and must be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of the session.


Application Requirements


Rochester Community Discounts
A 10% discount applies for children and grandchildren of University of Rochester employees and alumni, siblings of current students, and families with more than one child attending the camp.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • Cancellations received more than 10 business days prior to the start of the session will receive a tuition refund less a $25 processing fee.  The application fee is nonrefundable.
  • Cancellations received fewer than 10 business days before the start of the session will be refunded 25% of the tuition fee.  The application fee is nonrefundable.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations received on or after the session start date.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Reda at breda@warner.rochester.edu or (585) 275-2616.

Genesee Valley Writing Project
A collaborative school-university partnership dedicated to improving the quality of student writing and learning in PK-16 schools across the Genesee Valley region through teacher-centered professional development. The Genesee Valley Writing Project (GVWP) is a local site affiliate of the National Writing Project, a federally-funded professional development program with 200 university-based sites across the country.

Sponsored by and housed within the Warner School and administered through the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, the GVWP is directed by Joanne Larson, a leading scholar in new literacies.  The project serves teachers and students from urban and suburban schools in Monroe and surrounding counties.

Using a teachers-teaching-teachers model, the GVWP allows participating teachers to tap into what is known about writing and the teaching of writing from all sources—key research findings, important books and articles, and most importantly, the classroom practices of effective and successful teachers.

In its mission to improving the quality of student writing and learning in area schools, the GVWP sponsors an array of programs, including an annual invitational Summer Institute, school-based in-service programs, Young Writers Summer Camp, and professional development continuity programs.




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