Youth Programs Overview

If you are a budding novelist, or a promising young journalist, the Greater Madison Writing Project has a summer camp offering for you! Serving young writers in grades 3-12 and located at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Kromrey Middle School, Bare Knuckle Arts, and on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus, everyone will find something to get their creative juices flowing this summer! All sessions are facilitated by Greater Madison Writing Project Teacher-Leaders and provide a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for all. Participants will be guided through writing exercises and have the opportunity to chart their own creative course. All writers will have the opportunity to share their writing through a variety of publishing opportunities. Hope to see you at camp this summer!

Young Writers Camps

A creative, inspiring, and supportive summer camp for young writers entering grades 3-8. Participants write daily led by Greater Madison Writing Project Fellows and experienced teachers of writing. Camp ends with a celebration of writing!

High School Writers Camps

A four-day camp for high school writers that supports a creative and engaging writing experience.
Engage in the writing process, meet guest writers, and contribute a group anthology! Camp ends with a celebration of writing for family and friends.

Graphic Novel Camp

KaBOOM!!! If you love graphic novels— and are a motivated artist who wants to draw all week— this is the writing camp for you! BAM!!! Draw your own characters that tell compelling stories with images, to create your own graphic novel. OH YEAH, ZAP!!

Photo Poetry Camp

Combining two creative mediums = one amazing week! Learn the how and why of great photography and poetry! Open to students in grade 3-8!

Rise Up & Write

A youth advocacy writing summer camp for high school students. Rise Up & Write provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

Youth Press Corps

Calling all future journalists! Join the Youth Press Corps to learn from experienced journalists, cover issues that matter to you, and publish your story!