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Spartan Writing Camps


Spartan Writing Camp (SWC) will return for summer 2021 to offer writers age pre-K thru 8th grade the opportunity to engage in writing with a virtual camp format. Camp will be held the weeks of June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19. Writers will engage with peers and SWC TCs to grow their writing skills while engaging in high-interest sessions. More information to come!


Since 1994, Spartan Writing Camp has invited elementary and middle school writers to explore their love of writing with countless opportunities to write about the thoughts, ideas and experiences that move them. Camp instructors, who are experienced teachers and Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher Consultants (TCs), help students nurture and develop the writer within using Michigan State’s campus for inspiration. Each summer campers search for stories and capture memories on visits to the Red Cedar River, Michigan State University’s beautiful gardens, the Dairy Store, museums and other places around campus

Weeks of:

June 21, 2021, June 28, 2021, July 12, 2021, & July 19, 2021

Program Fee: 

1 Hour camp $120

2 Hour camp $165

3 Hour camp $200

Early bird special: $20 off registration until June 1, 2021

Grades preK - 8

Visit the Spartan Writing Camps Website for more information.

For questions regarding registration, please contact swc@msu.edu


June 21-24, 2021 Virtual Camps registration closes Tuesday, Jun 1st 2021
June 28-July 1, 2021 Virtual Camps registration closes Tuesday, Jun 1st 2021
July 12-15, 2021 Virtual Camps registration closes Tuesday, Jun 1st 2021
July 19-22, 2021 Virtual Camps registration closes Tuesday, Jun 1st 2021

Greenrock Writers Virtual Retreat

July 12-16, 2021
Program Fee:  
$175 Early Bird Rate (March 1 - April 15)       
$200 Regular Rate (beginning April 16)
Grades 9 - 12

Greenrock Writers Retreat is a virtual four-day camp for high school students with a passion for writing. Workshops are designed to encourage participants to view writing as both personally meaningful and pleasurable, as well as to improve student writing ability.

Students who are incoming ninth graders through outgoing twelfth graders in high school are invited to apply, regardless of writing proficiency. These participants will work with other young, aspiring writers as well as certified Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher-Consultants (TCs). RCWP TCs are experienced classroom teachers who have been identified as outstanding writing teachers by their colleagues and university faculty members.

As a Greenrock participant, you will work with a variety of teenagers from a multitude of high schools across Michigan. You will explore and improve your talents as a writer, both creatively and academically. Additionally, you will work with experienced college writers in order to enhance your own writing skills and participate in a novel study and discussion centered on the camp’s annual theme.

All inquiries should be directed to the Greenrock Writers Retreat directors at greenroc@msu.edu.

July 12-16, 2021 Virtual Retreat registration closes Tuesday, Jun 1st 2021