Plymouth Writing Project Offers Summer Camps for Young Writers

June 16th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Each summer, Plymouth State University’s Plymouth Writing Project offers unique day camp experiences tailored specifically for young writers. Those attending write journals, poetry, work with professional authors and illustrators, write on computers and publish their writing.

The camps are an opportunity to enjoy being part of a community of writers. Summer Youth Writing Project programs are planned and staffed by Plymouth Writing Project teacher consultants. Since 2002, the Plymouth Writing Project has offered a summer institute for the best teachers of writing in the state. The camp staff are all graduates of the program. This year, the camps will offer a variety of experiences for young writers. The Plymouth Writing Project is a site of the National Writing Project, which is dedicated to improving the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools.

In Plymouth: Writing Programs for grades 4-9, cost is $110 per week, sibling discounts are available at all camps.
“Nature Writing” June 30-July 3, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Bag lunch required for students entering grades 8-9
“Fiction Writing” July 7-11, 9-12:00 noon for grades 4-5
“Poetry and Prose” July 14-18, 9-12:00 noon for grades 6-7
For more information, email Jennifer Larochelle at

In Laconia: Summer Camp for Young Writers grades 3-5, cost is $110 per week, sibling discounts are available at all camps.
“The Nature of Writing” August 4-8, students entering grades 3-5
“A Place of Significance” August 11-15, students entering grades 5-7
For more information, contact Donna Marie Gamlin at (603) 293-8080.

In Laconia: Two-week High School Summer Writing Program, cost is $250 for this two-week program, sibling discounts are available at all camps.
Explore Poetry, Memoir, and Personal Narrative
June 30-July 11, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
For students entering grades 9, 10, and 11 and held at Laconia High School. For more information, email Amanda O’Riordan at

At Sant Bani School in Sanbornton: Creative Writing August 18-22, 9-12 noon at Sant Bani School. For grades 5-8, cost is $125 per week, sibling discounts are available at all camps.

For more information, contact Heidi Freeman at
For more information contact the Plymouth Writing Project at or Director Meg Petersen at

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes