Youth Writing Programs

Summer Writing for K-12 Students

Young Writers Workshop at Stanislaus State

Looking for a chance to write and be creative?  GVWP Young Writer Workshops offer three exciting opportunities for budding authors who will be entering second-fourth grades, fifth-eighth grades and a poetry camp for eighth - twelfth grades.

YWW for second - eighth graders Weekdays, July 8-19, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Stanislaus State, Turlock Campus

What is the Young Writers Workshop?                                                                              
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their writing talents. Under the guidance of experienced Great Valley Writing Project Teacher Consultants, students have a chance to grow as writers. Students share writings with fellow students, conference with teachers, and experiment with a variety of genre and creative techniques. Teacher Consultants Kaye Osborn and Casey Giffen return to guide incoming fifth - eighth graders. Melissa Michels and Annette Steele will teach second-fourth graders. The theme for younger writers is inspired by nature.

View printable flyer “inspired by nature”

One-week Poetry Camp eighth-twelfth grade students, July 22-26 
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Stanislaus State. Turlock Campus
Registration fee is $150. Teacher Consultant Madi Guerini will lead students in an exploration and appreciation of poetry. Students will be inspired and challenged to create an original poetry portfolio. 

View poetry camp printable flyer

Fees and Discounts:

  • Earlybird  YWW Discounted fee ($250) ends on May 15, 2019. Fee is $275 after May 15.
  • The registration fee includes all class materials plus a program T-shirt. Students will create an anthology of their writing at the conclusion of the workshop.
  • Please note that payment by credit card is the only option available; we can no longer accept checks.

Parents are asked to download and complete the liability form. Students must have a signed form on the first day of YWW. 

Escalon Writing Camp News

The Escalon Writing Camp at Dent Elementary is full. To be added to the wait list, please contact Sally Hale at or (209) 605-3895.