Creative Writing Day Camp


Campers entering grades 5-8
July 23-27, 2018

Creative Writing Day Camp 2012


Campers will develop their skills in writing fiction and poetry and explore other forms of creative writing, such as flash fiction, screenwriting, and copywriting. The week’s activities include journaling, free-writing, guided writing, structured exercises, and revision strategies. Campers will participate in workshops to learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Instructors will provide individual feedback on campers’ work to help them develop their unique voice and style. Each day will include time for writing and reading. The week will close with a lunch reception for campers and their families in which campers will read from their best work and receive a booklet compiling highlights from the week’s writing in each genre.

Creative Writing Day Camp Director:
Gillian King-Cargile 

For more information contact Continuing and Professional Education: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail



Register before May 18: $250

Register after May 18: $275

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


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