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A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of creative writing.
What do camps look like? Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere where they can share works in progress. YAWP sessions engage young writers in crafting a variety of forms based on the theme and focus of the camp. The creative writing camps, for example focus on writing such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science, craft secrets, and daily writing workshops. Students will also learn from a published young adult author. Each camper will share a final piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.
Where are camps located? All YAWP camps are located online using Google Classroom. Each camper will receive a link with curriculum, resources, writing spaces, and avenues to receive and give feedback. The camp will meet each morning online in a shared time-slot (these will vary depending on grade level) and there will be daily writing extensions, projects, and ways to connect with peers.
What grade levels do we serve? Each camp is uniquely designed to fit the needs of specific age/grade levels. We offer camps for students entering grades 2-12 in the fall 2020 and Early Literacy camps for young children (ages 4-6) and their families.
Who are the writing instructors? All writing instructors are trained Central Arizona Writing Project Teacher Consultants who have completed CAWP's Invitational Summer Institute or training from the National Writing Project in teaching composition. All K-12 YAWP teachers are certified to teach in the state of Arizona. All YAWP teachers continually implement writing in their personal and professional lives.
When is YAWP? YAWP will be held from 9:00am -12:00pm, Monday through Friday for two weeks (see below for selections). Part of this time will be online with the whole group and the other parts will be projects to work on at home online during the day/evening depending on what works best for each participant.
Session A June 1-12, 2020 AND Session B June 15-26, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020 by 5pm
YAWP Orientation: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, online orientation by Individual Instructors.