For nearly 30 years, WITS + Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture program have brought this innovative writing camp to locations all over Houston. This year, choose from camps at St. Mark’s Episcopal School, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Annunciation Orthodox School, Holy Spirit Episcopal School, and Rice University. All locations receive the same high-caliber creative writing instruction, team-taught by professionals with writing, publishing, and teaching experience.The instruction includes a final portfolio of writing, a class performance, and a Creative Writing Camp t-shirt. Select after-school options available. Spots fill fast–sign up today!

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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. Creative Writing Camp (another C!) is where 21st century learning happens.

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

“My son Cameron began his WITS experience the summer before kindergarten and I credit those two weeks of Creative Writing Camp for jump starting his love of writing. “I’m writing stories mommy” in his sweet young voice has given way to having a writing journal at school for all the stories he writes when he finishes his class work. Writing isn’t a chore for him. It is an experience, an opportunity for him to express himself in a unique way.”

-Mitra Woody, Camp Parent


Five Convenient Locations

West University: St. Mark’s Episcopal School

West University: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

Rice: Rice University

Museum District: Annunciation Orthodox School

Memorial: Holy Spirit Episcopal School