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Writing - All Genre Programs

Our list of writing programs and writing summer camps for teens has something for everyone. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, poetry or songs, plays or scripts, if you love writing we have the perfect summer program here for you. Develop your 'words' while experiencing new places around the country and across the globe. These programs provide a safe, encouraging atmosphere for budding writers in middle school and high school to hone their writing skills and inspire creativity. We also feature some programs exclusively for girls. Browse through our listings, and have a great summer!

 

US Performing Arts(opens in a new window)

Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our summer camps give teenagers the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Study creative writing, music, theatre arts, visual arts and dance at a summer arts camp for students ages 8-18 or an arts academy for 435 high school teens.

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Iowa Young Writers Studio(opens in a new window)

Join us this summer to share your work, practice craft, and improve your writing. Find out how much your writing can improve after just 2 intensive weeks at our summer camp!

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Teens learn in a friendly and structured summer camp and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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Stanford Summer College(opens in a new window)

Summer students enroll in undergrad courses, earn college credits, and live in a student dormitory to gain an inside perspective on college life.

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Beloit Summer Language(opens in a new window)

If you’re serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation’s finest language summer camp programs, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at beautiful Beloit College in Wisconsin.

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New York Film Academy Summer Camp(opens in a new window)

Hands-on summer camps available to teenagers 14-17 in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting, Photography, Musical Theatre, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism and Game Design spanning from one-week to six-weeks.

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Maine Media Workshops(opens in a new window)

These intensive hands-on programs for teens are taught by working artists using state-of-the-art equipment. Combine an exploration of filmmaking, photography or multimedia with a true Maine summer camp experience.

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The Jewish Museum: SummerArts(opens in a new window)

The Jewish Museum has an annual studio arts summer camp for high schoolers, where teens will learn new approaches to painting, sculpture, videography & ceremonial arts while exploring NYC!

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Montserrat College of Art(opens in a new window)

Visual arts pre-college summer camp for credit for teens entering 11th and 12th grades. On Boston’s beautiful North Shore.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic summer camp allows high school teens to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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RISD Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

A 6-week academic art summer camp tailored toward highly motivated teens who want to develop their visual arts skills along with college admission portfolio pieces.

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Earlham Explore-A-College(opens in a new window)

A college-level summer camp for high-schoolers. Take a class from an Earlham professor and earn 2 college credits. Classes in Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Art and Outdoor Education

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Sewanee Young Writers(opens in a new window)

Been bitten by the writing bug? Teens, visit our summer camp for two weeks of literary discussion and creation.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege(opens in a new window)

Internationally recognized for our summer camp programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You’ll find a dynamic, intense teen student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!

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Augustana Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Fun college-like academic summer courses for high school students taught by popular professors. From Harry Potter to human cadaver dissection, there’s something for everyone. Evening summer camp activities included.

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Cushing Academy(opens in a new window)

A unique boarding school summer camp experience for teenagers from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.

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Harvard Summer School(opens in a new window)

Motivated high school students find the Harvard Summer School a challenging, rewarding, and exciting Ivy League college camp program experience.

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Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

An opportunity for teens to assess their talents, interests, and values. Your summer camp experience will help you clarify your options as you prepare for the college application process.

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Center for Creative Youth(opens in a new window)

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, high school students spend 5-weeks at Wesleyan University. Our summer camp program offers 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.

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University of Miami Summer Scholar(opens in a new window)

Teens entering their junior and senior years in high school learn about the college experience by studying for three weeks and earning college credit at the University of Miami!

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Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design(opens in a new window)

Summer art camps at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design for high school teens who are serious about building their portfolios for college admission.

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for teens ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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Design at Harvard(opens in a new window)

Our Career Discovery summer camp helps teens decide if a career in design is right for them and prepares them for admission to a professional degree program.

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Idyllwild Arts(opens in a new window)

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program camp has offered teens an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.

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Penn Summer: University of Pennsylvania(opens in a new window)

Penn Summer High School Programs offer an outstanding Ivy League academic challenge to teens in the US on a beautiful, historic campus.

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Boston Architectural Center(opens in a new window)

A summer camp for high school students entering grades 10-12 who want to explore architecture and interior design.

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The University of Virginia's Workshop for Young Writers(opens in a new window)

Work with published writers, live on the University of Virginia campus, and join a visionary teen artist’s community. At this camp, take your writing where it’s never been before.

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BIMA -The Berkshire Institute for Music and Arts(opens in a new window)

BIMA summer camp engages Jewish teens in an intensive arts program at Williams College to advance their skills in music (choral/jazz/chamber ensembles), creative writing, or painting.

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Blue Tree creative programs for girls(opens in a new window)

A creative summer camp for girls ages 11 to 17... Writing, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Story Arts, (maga)Zine and more! Two-week residential sessions at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and Smith College (MA). Join us!

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Oxbow Summer Art Camp(opens in a new window)

NO LANYARDS MADE HERE! Teens get professional instruction, field trips, state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor studios, lots of art, gourmet food, and FUN! No applications, portfolios or previous art training needed to attend our summer camp. Ages 14-16.

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Cranbrook Summer Art Institute(opens in a new window)

This summer camp program offers 3-week summer classes to teenagers serious about art. All abilities welcome! Classes include video, photography, architecture, sculpture and zine-making

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Savannah College of Art and Design(opens in a new window)

SCAD offers summer art camps and workshops for younger teens in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., and a precollege experience for rising high school seniors in Savannah.

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston's Pre-College Summer Studio(opens in a new window)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Studio--Teenagers can explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit at summer camp.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer program enable teens to explore their academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day camps for grades 9-11.

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USC Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp workshops for teens include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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Summer Institute for the Gifted(opens in a new window)

SIG is the ultimate 3-wk summer camp for gifted teenagers. Great campuses and 30+ academic, performing arts and sports classes. Then show off your talent at the SIG Final Program!

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Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College(opens in a new window)

This summer camp offers unique “District” and “Pirate” themes that teen lovers of the Hunger Games and Elizabethan-era lore will find incorporated into fun events, courses, activities and campus housing for one or two weeks!

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California College of the Arts Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Teens can explore art, design, architecture, creative writing and more in a summer camp that provides an art-school setting for four weeks. Our students earn college credit during the summer and experience college life.

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory summer camp engages teens in the most rigorous and rewarding study of their lives.

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Johns-Hopkins Pre-College(opens in a new window)

Anxious to see a university and sample courses and campus life? This academic summer camp lets teenagers begin their college journeys early.

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life with an SPI summer program!

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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding summer programs and teen camps for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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UCSD Writing Online(opens in a new window)

Academic online courses designed to prepare high school teens for the demands of college-level writing.

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design(opens in a new window)

Teenagers who enroll in our summer camps can study art in the unique atmosphere of a college for the visual arts. On-campus housing is available.

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Art Institute of Boston Young Artist Residency Summer Program(opens in a new window)

The Young Artist Residency Program (YAR) summer camp at The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University offers a full schedule of summer courses and activities for college credit. Experience Boston and college life.

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College of Saint Rose Summer Academy(opens in a new window)

Our exciting Summer Academy for teens in grades 6-10 provides parents and students many different summer camps to choose from that are flexible and convenient.

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