Turn this Summer into more than a Story!

Campers WritingSponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project at UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed camp atmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing camps. Students will have time to explore their writing interests, discover their strengths, and learn more about the craft of writing. The camps provide in-depth writing instruction, extended periods of writing time, flexibility in writing assignments, and daily time to share writing with peers. Instructors are highly experienced classroom teachers who serve as BAWP Teacher-Consultants and who make it their goal to instill in each camper an appreciation, excitement and enjoyment of writing.

Get ready for Summer 2014!

Planning for our 2014 Young Writers Camps is in progress and registration will open in early 2014. While camps will vary in terms of themes or specific activities, the overall camp experience is quite similar. Check here for our 2014 locations!!


“My daughter had a fabulous time last year and described the experience as being in heaven! It really brought out the best in her as a writer and she made many friends.”

“I’m glad I came because I made new friends and I had to get all the hidden ideas out of my brain on to paper.”


How do I register?

For Students Grades 3-9 (Incoming in the Fall) 

Step 1: Fill out Registration Form (or register and pay online with a credit card)
2014 YWC Registration Form

Step 2: Pay camp fees

Fee: $550 ($350 Digital Storytelling)

Partial scholarships are available (Application found under camp forms tab). (Scholarship Applications due May 1st – please inquire with the office if you have any questions – 510-642-0971)

If you prefer, you may pay with a check or cash (in person only when paying with cash).
Please make your check payable to “UC Regents” and mail to:

Bay Area Writing Project University of California
3639 Tolman Hall #1040
Berkeley, CA 94720-1040

Step 3: Fill out camp forms
Click here for camp forms