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Young Authors Camps

Where young writers…

…create…think…write…make new friends…and have fun!

~ develop writing with experienced teacher-consultants of the Maine Writing Project ~

celebrate and share their writing in a relaxed atmosphere with peers and writing project mentors,

Register Online for any camp.

Please download and read the following forms before registration:

2017 Camp Line-up: Scroll down for details ~ Download Program Brochure

  • July 10-14: Orono (3-12), Benton (1-12)
  • July 17-21: Bar Harbor (3-5), Augusta (6-12)
  • July 31-August 4: Mount Desert Island (8-10)
  • August 7-11: Blue Hill (5-8)

Orono: University of Maine, Orono

  • July 10 – 14 for those entering Grades 3-12.  8:30 am to 12 noon.
  • Price: $140 per camper.
  • Early registration discount: $125 if paid by June 1st.
  • Fee includes morning snack, T-shirt, group picture, certificate of achievement and publication in our young writers summer anthology.
  • No refund for cancellations after June 19th.
  • Download Orono camp brochure.

Benton Elementary School, Benton

  • July 10 – 14 for those entering Grades 1-12.  8:30 am to 12 noon.
  • Price: $125 per camper.
  • Fee includes breakfast & lunch, T-shirt, certificate of achievement, and publication in the Benton young writers anthology.
  • No refund for cancellations after June 19th.
  • Download Benton camp brochure.

Bar Harbor: Conners Emerson School, Bar Harbor

  • Sponsored in conjunction with Summer Festival of the Arts
  • July 17 – 21 for those entering Grades 3-5 ~ 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
  • Fee includes T-shirt, group picture, certificate of achievement and publication in our young writers summer anthology.
  • For more information visit Young Authors Camp at SFOA.
    • If you are interested in our young authors camp only, please register here.
    • If your camper is participating in regular SFOA programming, please register directly with the Summer Festival of Arts.

Augusta: University of Maine, Augusta

  • July 17 – 21 for those entering Grades 6-12.  8:30 am to 12 noon.
  • Price: $140 per camper.
  • Early registration discount: $125 if paid by June 1st.
  • Fee includes morning snack, T-shirt, group picture, certificate of achievement and publication in our young writers summer anthology.
  • This camp is specially designed for middle and high school age campers!
  • No refund for cancellations after June 26th.
  • Download Augusta camp brochure.

MDI: Camp Beech Cliff, Mt Desert Island

  • July 31 – August 4 for those entering Grades 8-10.  9:30 am to 12 noon.
  • Write Out! Fiction Story Writing: Register directly with Camp Beech Cliff.
  • Fee includes group picture, certificate of achievement and publication in our young writers summer anthology.
  • Visit www.campbeechcliff.org for more information.

Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill

  • August 7 – August 11 for those entering Grades 5-8.  9:00 am to 12 noon.
  • Price: $150 per camper.
  • Fee includes T-shirt, group picture, certificate of achievement and publication in our young writers summer anthology.
  • No refund for cancellations after July 17th.
  • Download Blue Hill camp brochure.

For more information, contact Ken Martin at kenneth.martin@maine.edu

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 For other YAC locations in Southern Maine please visit the Southern Maine Writing Project.