About Young Authors Camps
Young Author Camps are an incredible opportunity for young writers across the state of Maine. Dynamic and engaging writing experiences are facilitated by experienced and passionate teachers. Students explore a wide array of genres and develop their skill through playful exploration and guided practice.
- Explore different genres of writing that may include memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, multi-genre, etc.;
- Develop their writing with the help of experienced teachers/Southern Maine Writing Project teacher-consultants;
- Celebrate and share in a relaxed, non-competitive summer atmosphere;
- Become published authors by having some of their week’s work included in our anthology.
2022 Camp (2023 Camp info. will be updated in March)
We are happy to announce the return of our writing camps. Our facilitators have planned new and exciting activities. Campers can look forward to some indoor activities, but we will be outdoors as often as possible. Get ready for an exhilarating week of writing fun!
Registration for Gorham and Yarmouth camps is closed. The Biddeford location still has space available for the week of July 25th-July 29th.
If the camp fills up, you will be informed and asked if you want to be put on a waiting list.
Gorham Young Authors Camp
Yarmouth Young Authors Camp
Biddeford Young Authors Camp
For more information, please email us.
What Our Campers Say
“Teachers are sweet and inspiring.”
“This camp was really fun! I did a lot of writing and I thought deeply about a lot of things.”
“I think this is one of the top three camps that I have ever been to.”
“Group activities are the best and going outside was inspiring.”
“I loved the socializing and the humor.”
“It was fun and improved my writing!”
“I really liked that the instructors were very enthusiastic about writing and the camp. The feeling was contagious! This camp gave me sooooooo many new ideas for stories.”
What Parents Say
“The variety of activities and level of engagement was what my child liked.”
“Location and price was great! Content and instructors are an obvious draw.”
“My son loved it. He felt safe to be creative and share his work. Atmosphere was supportive and creative.”