2018 Laker Writing Camps Information

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The Lake Michigan Writing Project is proud to announce our annual Laker Writing Camps! For one week, your future novelist, poet, or journalist will have the chance to explore the wonders of writing with some of West Michigan’s finest teachers!

Our Laker Writing Camps offers students an opportunity to explore many styles of writing in a fun environment.  With students returning each morning to the exciting environment, students participate in activities that create a community of writers and provide nurturing support for developing authors. To prompt writing, campers and facilitators may travel from their camp site to various age-appropriate places of interest, learning and inspiration.

Teachers plan writing activities that build confidence while providing the writing tools that inspire creative thinking and author’s craft. Campers write a variety of pieces such as poems, autobiographical sketches, short stories, and nature observations while engaging in the writing process of drafting, revising, responding and editing. Finally, each camper will choose a piece of his or her writing for publication in the camp anthology.

The Laker Writing Camp is an outreach effort of the LMWP to encourage and nurture young writers. Our staff consists of Lake Michigan Writing Project Teacher-Consultants who have been identified as outstanding teachers of writing and nurturing role models for our campers.

  • Cost is $125/person (a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot)
  • Registrations will be accepted until one week before the start of each camp or until full, whichever is sooner.
  • Refunds will be given (less the deposit) on an individual basis, depending on the circumstances. 

Allendale:  July 23-26:  Grades 7-12 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location:  GVSU's Allendale (Main) Campus

Belding:  June 18-21:  Grades 3-7 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location: Belding Middle School Media Center

Grand Rapids:  June 25-28:  Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location:  GVSU's Pew (Downtown) Campus

Grand Rapids:  July 9-12:  Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location:  GVSU's Pew (Downtown) Campus

Holland:  July 9-12:  Grades 3-6 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location:  GVSU's Holland Campus

Plainwell:  July 23-26:  Grades 4-6 in Fall

        Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location:  Starr Elementary Media Center

Spring Lake:  July 16-19:  Grades 7-12 in Fall

        Time:  11 am - 3 pm
        Location:  Spring Lake High School  


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