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Summer Programs - Writing

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Summer academic programs with an emphasis on writing


Here are some specific schools/organizations that may offer summer writing programs for high school students (check individual sites for the most current information, scroll down for programs specifically focused on journalism):


Alfred University (NY) - http://www.alfred.edu/summer/hs.cfm

American University (DC) - http://www1.american.edu/american/registrar/summer/

Appel Farm (NJ) - Appel Farm Art/Music: http://www.appelfarm.org  (Ages 8½-17)

Bard Workshops for Writing and Thinking (MA, OR, IL) - http://writingandthinking.org/workshops/

Barnard (NY) - http://www.barnard.edu/pcp

Brandeis (MA) - http://www.brandeis.edu/highschool/bima/about/index.html

Brown (RI) - http://www.brown.edu/scs/pre-college/

Bryn Mawr (PA) - http://www.brynmawr.edu/summerprograms/index.html

Boston University (MA) - http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

California College of the Arts' (Oakland, CA) - http://www.cca.edu/academics/summer/precollege/index.php

California State Summer School for the Arts (Innerspark): Creative Writing - http://www.csssa.org/index.php/admissions/creative-writing/

Carleton College (MN) - http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/SAP/writing/

Choate Rosemary Hall - http://www.choate.edu/summerprograms/

Columbia College Chicago High School Summer Institute (IL) – http://www.colum.edu/Admissions/hssi.php

Columbia University (NY) - http://ce.columbia.edu/Summer-Program-High-School-Students-NYC

Cooper Union (NY) - http://cooper.edu/academics/outreach-and-pre-college/summer-writing

Cornell (NY) - http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php?v=159&s=Overview

Denison University (OH) – http://reynolds.denison.edu/ (The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop)

Duke (NC) - http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth/youngwriter/ and http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth/creativewriter/

Emerson (MA) - http://www.emerson.edu/academics/professional-studies/programs-high-school-students

George Mason U Northern Va. Writing Project - http://www.nvwp.org/

Georgetown (DC) - https://frontroweducation.org (specifically focused on college application-related writing)

Hollins University - http://www.hollins.edu/summerprograms/

Idylwild Arts (CA) - http://www.idyllwildarts.org

Interlochen (MI) - http://camp.interlochen.org/creative-writing-summer-programs

Johns Hopkins - http://www.jhu.edu/summer/

Kenyon (OH) -  http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/young-writers/

Kent School (CT) - http://www.writerscamp.org

Lake Forest College (IL) - http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/summer/wtw/

Landmark College (VT) - http://www.landmark.edu/programs/summer/high_school_summer.cfm

Lewis & Clark - http://college.lclark.edu/programs/fir_acres/

UMass Amherst - Juniper Institute for Young Writers https://www.umass.edu/juniperyoungwriters/ "An immersive week of creative writing workshops, studio sessions, field trips, craft sessions, and readings"

Miami University of Ohio - http://www.units.muohio.edu/jrscholars/

New England Young Writers' Conference at Middlebury College (VT) - http://blogs.middlebury.edu/neywc/

  (In May; application deadline is in November!)

Naropa - http://www.naropa.edu/swp/

Northeastern University (MA) - http://www.writeboston.org/summer-journalism-institute.html

Northwestern High School Institute - http://www.northwestern.edu/nhsi

Pratt Institute Precollege Creative Writing Program (NY) - http://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing_education_and_professional/pro_credit_programs/precollege/

Putney School (VT) - http://www.putneyschool.org/summer

Rena's Promise (NY) - http://renaspromisecamp.wordpress.com/about/ (located at http://www.quinipet.org/) 

Rhodes College (TN) - https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-writing-institute

Sarah Lawrence (NY) - http://www.slc.edu/ce/pre-college/summer/index.html

Sewanee Writers Conference (TN) - http://www.sewanee.edu/ywc/

Sheila Morrison School (Ontario, Canada) - http://www.sheilamorrisonschool.com/hacadem.html

Simon's Rock/Bard - www.simons-rock.edu/young-writers

Skidmore - http://cmsauthor.skidmore.edu/odsp/precollege/index.cfm

Stanford University EPGY Summer Institutes - http://epgy.stanford.edu/summer/hspcourseofferings.html?department=writing 

Susquehanna University - http://www.susqu.edu/about/writersworkshop.asp

Syracuse University (NY) - http://www.summercollege.syr.edu/fictionpoetry.html

Towson University - http://www.towson.edu/mwp/sww.html

Tufts - http://ase.tufts.edu/tuftssummerstudy/writing.asp

U Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~iyws/tableofcontents.htm

University of Iowa - Between the Lines - http://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/between-the-lines

BTL is a summer program in Iowa City, Iowa, that brings together young writers from many countries for two weeks of creative writing and cultural exchange. BTL students take part in creative writing workshops, a world literatures seminar, cultural exploration activities and more. Some years they run two sessions, each one focused on a different cultural context.

UPenn - http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/highschool/summer

University of Rochester (NY) - http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/precollege/

University of Virginia Young Writers' Workshop (VA) - http://fusion.web.virginia.edu/yww/index.cfm

UC Berkeley – Emerging Writer’s Institute - http://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/24/emerging-writers-institute.html

UC Santa Barbara - http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/

UCLA - http://www.summerfun.com/06h/index.php?pag=trip&co=summer&tid=1

University of Massachusetts Juniper Summer Writing Institute - http://www.umass.edu/juniperyoungwriters/

University of North Carolina - http://summer.unc.edu/

University of Saint Andrews (Scotland) - http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/int/summerschools/

U of Virginia Writers Workshop http://www.uvawriters.com

Walnut Hill Summer Creative Writing Program (MA & the UK) -http://why.walnuthillarts.org/writing-publishing/summer/summer-writing/

Wellesley (MA) - http://www.wellesley.edu/SummerSchool/index.html

Wofford College's "Shared Worlds" camp - http://www.wofford.edu/sharedworlds/

Wolfeboro Camp School (NH) - http://www.wolfeboro.org/

Yale - http://summer.yale.edu/


Further search:


Peterson’s publishes Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers in print and on the web. You can access a list of schools/ institutions/ camps that report that they offer writing in their summer programs here:



Porter Sargent also publishes guides to summer study: http://www.portersargent.com/


And there are a bunch of links here: http://www.teenink.com/Summer/




Calder Classics (various locations) - http://www.calderclassics.com

Centauri Arts Camp  (Ontario, CANADA) http://www.centauri.on.ca  (Ages 9-18)

Oxford/Cambridge - http://www.britishcouncil.org/usa-education-prospective-students-high-school-summer-programs-2.htm

Cambridge Pre-U Programme - http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/uppersec/preu

Paris American Academy - http://pariswritingworkshop.com/about.html

Spoleto Study Abroad (Spoleto, ITALY) http://www.spoletostudyabroad.com Ages 15-19

Studio Art Centers (Florence, ITALY) http://www.saci-florence.org Ages 18-+

U of St Andrews-Writ (St Andrews, SCOTLAND)



*Selected Summer Programs in Journalism*


(See also the list here:  http://djnewspaperfund.dowjones.com/fund/hss_directory_listing.asp)


Asian American Journalists Association J Camp (CA) - http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_trainings/j_camp/

Boston University's Academy of Media Production - http://www.academyofmediaproduction.com/

Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting - http://studentprograms.necir.org/

California Scholastic Press Association Cal Poly Journalism Workshop (CA) - http://www.cspaworkshop.org/

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop (NY) - http://www.columbiauniversity.org/cu/cspa/docs/conventions-and-workshops/summer-workshop/index.html

Five Points (NY) - http://www.union.edu/fivepoints/academictracks/massmedia.html

Indiana University High School Journalism Institute (IN) - http://journalism.indiana.edu/programs/hsji/

Iowa Journalism and Yearbook Workshops (IA) - http://www.uiowa.edu/~journshp/

Kansas - http://ehub.journalism.ku.edu/kji/

University of Maryland's Summer Journalism Program - http://www.journalism.umd.edu/mspa/summer/index.html

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop (MI) - http://mipamsu.org/

North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute (NC) - http://www.ibiblio.org/ncsma/institute.html

Northwestern University Medill "Cherubs" (IL) - http://www.medillcherubs.org/

Carolina Journalism Institute (SC) - http://www.sc.edu/cmcis/so/cji/index.html

U of Florida Summer Journalism Institute (FL) - http://www.jou.ufl.edu/sji/

U of Mississippi Journalism Institute (MS) - http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/Summer_High_School/high_school/programs/journalism.html

Virginia Tech High School Journalism Camp (VA) - http://www.collegemedia.com/jcamp/

WYHH Young Journalists Camp (Philadelphia) - two sessions, http://www.whyy.org/hamiltoncommons/programs.html


HS students with an interest in submitting their work in historical research for publication may want to check out The Concord Review:

" Since 1987, The Concord Review, a unique quarterly academic journal at the secondary level, has published 80 issues with 879 high school history research papers by students from 44 states and 35 other countries. Essays of around 6,000 words or more (the average length of papers in the Spring 2009 issue was 7,927 words), with (Chicago style) endnotes and bibliography, on any historical topic (ancient or modern, domestic or foreign), may be submitted, with a completed copy of the Form to Accompany Essays (from www.tcr.org), and a check for $40 made out to The Concord Review, to: The Concord Review, 730 Boston Post Road, Suite 24, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776 USA. The author receives the next four issues of the journal. We publish about 7% of the essays we receive. "



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