Montana State University

Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp

Dates: Jul 10-13, 2017
Times: 9 am - 3 pm daily with a Thursday evening Camp Writer's Showcase (6:30-8 pm)
Cost: $150 (until Apr 26, 2017) $175 (after Apr 26)
Grades: 5-12 (in Fall 2017)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

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Do you have a budding writer in your family or perhaps a child in need of a creative outlet?

The Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp is a multi-day "unschooled" writing workshop for youth entering grades 5-12. Campers will write in multiple genres and share their writing within a supportive community of peers and licensed educators--the Yellowstone Writing Project teacher consultants.

The program includes walking field trips, writing games, and guidance and feedback throughout the writing process. The camp is led by Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) Teachers and Jr. Counselors.


$150 (until Apr 26, 2017) $175 (after Apr 26)

Please pay with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.

What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Your favorite writing utensil

We Will Provide

  • Journal
  • Extra writing utensils
  • T-shirt

Camp Writing Showcase

Join your child and the Yellowstone Writing Project Team for the Camp Writing Showcase in Gaines Hall 101 on the MSU campus on Thursday, July 13 from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Campers should arrive at 6 pm.

Come and celebrate your child's creative writing.


Brochure (PDF)

Refunds and Cancellations

A $50 administrative fee will be charged on all refunds before the camp starts. Once the camp starts, there will be no refunds.

About YWP

Based in the Department of English at Montana State University, the Yellowstone Writing Project is comprised of teachers who write and writers who teach. YWP offers teachers immersive professional development experiences, hosts an annual writing conference, and sustains a community of writers. YWP celebrates student writing and students as authors, particularly with the Youth Writing Camp and Big Sky Country Fair writing competition (both new offerings summer 2017).

For More Information

Call (406) 994-6550 or (866) 540-5660 (toll free). Or e-mail