For campers entering 9-12 grade

College Writing Summer Camp

July 8-13, 2018

The NIU College Writing Residential Camp for students entering grades 9-12 teaches effective strategies for navigating academic writing expectations at the collegiate level across several disciplines. Through writing sessions, lectures, discussion, and other activities, participants will earn to communicate clearly and persuasively and then practice these skills by drafting college admission essays.  This camp is not appropriate for remedial writers. Contact 815-753-5200 or

Camp Director: Ashley E. Bartelt is a writing coach at Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) University Writing Center where she works with clients ranging from freshmen to faculty on documents from all disciplines. She holds a M.A. in English from NIU and is writing her dissertation on medieval English literature. Professionally over the last decade, Ashley has taught composition and literature courses at the collegiate level, designed and implemented academic writing presentations and workshops, and trained new writing coaches about writing expectations in academia and beyond.


Register before May 18, 2018: $675

Register after May 18, 2018: $725

A $25 discount is available to NIU employees, families sending more than one camper, or campers attending more than one camp.