It is Alberta’s premiere writing camp! For 25 years, YouthWrite Summer Camp has been known as the camp for kids who love to write… just about anything! This one-of-a-kind, immersive experience offers aspiring Alberta writers the ideal environment to spark creativity and feed the passion for putting pen to paper.

YouthWrite Summer Camp brings together a host of talented, professional instructors and mentor writers to create a multi-disciplinary approach to creative writing. Each day will cover a range of topics including performance, visual, musical, dance, film and written arts. YouthWrite is an inclusive and diverse camp, and organizers make a point of reaching out to participants who may be marginalized because of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or financial circumstances.

YouthWrite Summer Camp

It may sound serious and scholarly, but make no mistake – YouthWrite Camps are all about fun! Participants are encouraged to enjoy exploring their craft, in a safe place where artistic and creative risks are supported. Instructors and staff work hard to make participants, new and returning, feel welcome and valued. Everyone has a voice at YouthWrite!

YouthWrite Summer Camp

For 2022, YouthWrite is offering a weeklong River Valley Experience on July 3 to 8, 2022. Writers ages 8 to 13 can spend a week in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley soaking in nature and expanding their writing horizons. Camp runs daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the option to extend the fun with an overnight stay at camp on Thursday night.

Daycamp Only – $635.00 per participant
Overnight Camp – $675.00 per participant

Your registration fee includes 8 hours of daily instruction with supervised lunch and break times. All daily lunches and snacks are provided, as well as Friday breakfast for those who opt for the Thursday overnight option. Campers should come dressed for the weather, ready to spend time both indoors and outdoors. Campers can also look forward to receiving a complimentary copy of YouthWrite: the Magazine.

Applicants to all camps must submit a writing sample and reference letter to complete the application process. Please see the YouthWrite Application Information for full details.

YouthWrite Summer Camps are also available in Calgary! If you would like to learn more about the two Calgary Elbow River Experience options, visit the YouthWrite Camps webpage.

YouthWrite Summer Camp:

When: July 3 – July 8, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Bennett Centre
Address: 9703 94 St NW, Edmonton