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Mercersburg Academy Young Writers Camp



The camp director is Maggie Hess, a former Young Writers Camp (YWC) camper returning for her ninth year of involvement with the program. Her favorite part about the YWC is watching participants grow in their confidence as writers and in their friendships with each other. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, pursuing her second master's degree (for English literature).

Guest instructors and speakers will range from a comic book author to the director of speechwriting for the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

This year's theme will be Heroes and Villains. Whether you are new to writing or a seasoned storyteller or poet, all campers can expect an exciting range of writing activities with traditional camp experiences. Our participants have fun while also learning to think and write creatively. Mornings at camp are dedicated to the exploration of specialty classes - such as fiction, poetry, and writing for the Internet - that are chosen by campers and taught by professional writers and teachers. Afternoons are open to thematic workshops and recreational activities that include rock climbing, swimming, and whitewater rafting.

YWC culminates in the production of a literary magazine where new works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are published by campers. This impressive volume is a keepsake of the unique YWC experience.

Our summer programs have continuously updated COVID-19 policies and procedures for 2021.

Ages: 11-16

Gender: Co-Ed

Type: Overnight/Residential

Physical & Mailing Address:
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA United States 17236

More Information:
717-328-6225

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By cbsimpson BRONZE Exeter, New Hampshire

I went to Mercersburg Young Writers Camp for three summers in a row and, simply put, it was one of the most formative experiences of my life. Never before in sc...
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