Virtual Writing Camps
Jump into new genres of writing, connect with campers across the globe, and learn from notable authors, editors, and educators in Write the World’s Virtual Writing Camp.
Spend your summer immersed in a virtual community of teen writers (ages 13-19) from over 100 countries as you experiment with the written word, try your hand at new styles of writing, and work with notable professionals to create pieces you’re proud of… all without leaving your home!
Whether you choose to spend your free time filling journals with poetry and prose or are new to putting your thoughts on paper, we welcome you to join our week-long writing camps in July and August, 2021.
A Look Inside Our Offerings…
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During camp, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.
After camp, you’ll work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert review, at your own pace, for a total time commitment of about three to four hours per day.
Registration is $249 for one week of camp. Register for 2+ workshops and get 20% off automatically! Repeat participants will also receive 20% off each additional week of camp (coupon code sent via email).
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What Our Campers Say:
“This experience helped me grow because I was in a supportive community of writers. It was amazing to hear so many different perspectives.”
Cameron Hunt, 14
“Having another perspective on one’s work can be a very enlightening experience and it doesn’t have to be scary. My mentor was able to point me to new possibilities for my writing and my characters, and I’m very grateful for it. It’s really fun to give people reviews on their work.”
Minna Chow, 16
“I have grasped a better understanding of myself as a writer. I have learned the importance of balancing plot and description and dialogue, as well as integrating them in a more seamless manner. It’s a very positive and safe community to share and improve your work.”
Tiffany Leong, 17
Check out our parent and guardian FAQ, and reach out to Write the World’s Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Brittany Collins, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Writing Camp is an excellent way for teens ages 13-19 to explore a variety of writing genres within a supportive community of educators, authors, and peers. Whether your teen is an avid author or penning their first piece, we welcome their participation and will provide personalized feedback to accommodate different skill levels and strengths.
Yes. For camps that entail writing in a group on our website, the dedicated team of Write the World (WtW) trained site moderators will monitor young writers’ content following established guidelines. WtW is committed to maintaining a supportive writing community for its members.
Campers will work in small cohorts of about 20-25 teens to maintain cohesion and support community building.
WtW Virtual Writing Camp offers two tiers of facilitation. Some of our offerings are led by members of the WtW team, trained authors and educators who work with our global community of young writers year-round. Other camp opportunities are facilitated by notable authors, editors, educators, and/or publishing professionals who bring their expertise to our community and connect teens’ writing instruction with the “real world” through their expert guidance and feedback. All guest facilitators are trained by WtW.
We will host 90-minute synchronous camp sessions, involving interactive writing activities, through video conferencing via Zoom each day. (Note: in most cases, these will take place from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. EDT, but we will attempt to accommodate different time zones; if necessary, sessions will be recorded for those individuals who cannot make the live meetings). Then, in most cases, your teen will have a specific set of prompts and/or peer reviews to complete each day. This self-guided writing should consume approximately 2 hours each day, depending on your teen’s pace and approach, for a total of approximately 4 hours of camp engagement each day.
Yes! We are pleased to offer 20% off when you purchase two workshops or more. This includes repeat participants throughout the 2021 season.