Summer Writing Camp

Registration opens January 30, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Powered by Writers in the Schools (WITS) & partners like: Rice University’s School of Literacy and Culture, University of Houston-Downtown, Duchesne Academy, and more.

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We live in a creative world where ideas, collaboration, and adaptability are a must–and writing is essential. So how do we prepare our children for their future? How do we ensure that they become thoughtful leaders for change, passionate learners, and curious thinkers we need to improve our world? Through WITS summer writing camps, young people discover the power within themselves – to create, innovate, and connect with others.

Camp works because it’s where writing is an exploration. It’s where one day your child will create their own map to a planet they’ve just discovered, and the next day they’re writing the ending to a 3-act play with a group of friends. It’s where they’ll publish their first poem. It’s where they’ll begin to see what they can become. Whether they’re not sure how to get started or they already write a million pages a day, they’ll feel at home writing here. This is where the spark of invention begins.

The Only Place Where Children Learn from Talented Writers & Educators

Many have Masters and PhDs in writing and education. Our instructors are experts at this. And they’re ready to help your child shine.

How We Measure Up

For 20 years, Dr. Carl Scott of the University of St. Thomas has evaluated the success of the program and found students improved in writing skills, creativity, and self-confidence.

How Creativity Leads to Success

According to Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children (Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff), what children most need for 21st-century learning, listing the 6Cs: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence.

Houston’s creative economy generates billions of dollars, according to Houston Public Media. Learn more about Houston’s creative economy here.