summer 2013 PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
JOIN A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS!
The Hudson Valley Writing Project has provided enrichment programs for student writers of all ages since 2002. We engage students in the entire writing process, from pre-writing and drafting to response, revision and editing. In culminating celebrations, we share and publish our work.
Scholarships are available! To apply, complete a scholarship application.
YOUNG WRITERS' CAMP @ SUNY New Paltz
Writers entering grades 4-6 will write in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and explore places on the college campus. We will read children's literature to generate ideas and learn the writers' craft. We'll share drafts of our work, get feedback, and refine our writing for a class anthology. Students may register for more than one session. Tuition: $200.
SESSION 1: July 8-12 / 1:00-4:00 pm @ SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building
SESSION 2: July 22-26 / 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building
DIGITAL WRITING CAMP @ Poughkeepsie Day School
In this full-day program, students entering grades 6-8 join a lively and creative group of writers. We will have fun writing and telling our stories using digital tools that incorporate photographs, sound, and voice. We will explore nearby Vassar College as one of many inspirations for our writing. All writers will have access to computers or they may bring their own. Students may register for one or two weeks. Tuition: $285.
SESSION 1: July 15-19 / 9:00 am-3:00 pm @ Poughkeepsie Day School, Kenyon House
TEEN WRITERS' INSTITUTE @ SUNY New Paltz
Students entering grades 9-12 will have focused, creative writing time to explore a variety of ways to tell the stories that have made them laugh, learn, and reflect on what they know and believe. For older students, the summer writing will provide a solid foundation for college application essays and scholarship applications. Tuition: $250.
July 8-12 / 9:00 am-1:00 pm @ SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building
PROJECT WRITE: Documenting the Walkway Over the Hudson
Students entering grades 9-12 will write, explore history, engage in interviews, and develop their digital and artistic talents. As a group, we will create a documentary film about the Walkway Over the Hudson and the diversity of the communities it connects. Tuition: $285.
July 15-19 / 9:00 am-3:00 pm @ Highland/New Paltz location, to be announced
PROJECT WRITE: Exploring the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
A HVWP / National Parks Service Collaboration
Students in grades 7-12 will enjoy the great outdoors and national historic sites, including the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. We will write from a variety of perspectives and in different styles as we explore the creative process in these historic settings. Tuition: $150.
July 22-26 / 9:00 am-3:00 pm @ Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, Hyde Park
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SUNY New Paltz Faculty and Staff receive a $25 discount