Write-On Camp

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Each August, in a setting that has inspired writers for more than a century, Weymouth hosts Write-On Camp for students in grades 3-5.  This year’s camp will run Tuesday, August 1st – Thursday, August 3rd.

Hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am – noon; Thursday from 9am to 1pm.

Write-On Camp is a summer tradition that includes writing fiction and poetry.  This year, an art element has been added to explore the visual nature of the writing process.  Professional North Carolina writers and a professional art instructor will teach the August camp.  

Experienced writing instructors, Beth Copeland, Laurie McKay and Karen Poppele are joined by artist, Ellen Burke, forming an outstanding team under the direction of John Amen for this year’s Write-On Camp.  Copeland is a highly acclaimed author, poet and essayist whose work has been featured on PBS Newshour.  McKay is the author of the popular young reader series, The Last Dragon Charmer. Poppele is a skilled writer and editor, specializing in creative writing.  Amen, the author of multiple books of poetry is currently on tour with his highly acclaimed, Illusion of and Overwhelm.  Burke, an experienced educator and local artist will be teaching the art of “in depth observation by exploring not only what they see, but what they think.”  Students will explore writing with inspiration from personal experience, imagination and the beautiful gardens and grounds at Weymouth Center.

There will be a student performance for parents and guests on Thursday from 12-1 pm.

Cost: $50 per child includes all supplies and snacks;  Scholarships, generously sponsored by Turnberry Press, are available for students unable to meet the cost.

Please call 910.692.6261 for more information.