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, everyone will find something to get their creative juices flowing this summer! All sessions are facilitated by Greater Madison Writing Project Teacher-Leaders who provide a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for every young writer. 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!

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.

Comics + Graphic Novel Camp

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

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.

Art & Writing Camp

This dynamic camp combines hands-on art projects with creative writing workshops to inspire and nurture young minds. Open to students in grade 4-8!

Fan Fiction Writing Camp

Join us for the opportunity to immerse yourself in storytelling activities about your favorite fictional worlds!

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!