July 12-16 and July 19-23, 2021
Morning Session: 9AM – 12PM
Each morning we’ll meet on the University of Montana campus to write, share and play with words. Each student will receive their own Writing Kit (notebook & pencils) and the opportunity to work closely with a Missoula Writing Collaborative instructor. We’ll visit the Montana Museum of Art and Culture to write ekphrastic poetry, take our notebooks outside to write around campus, and have lots of time to explore the world of words together. Our week culminates with an outdoor reading on campus on Friday at 12PM.
PLUS: Each student will receive a copy of the 2021 Words With Wings anthology (with their own writing inside!) and the chance to read at the virtual Montana Book Festival in September 2021.
Full Day Camp: 9AM – 5PM
Our full day sessions offer an opportunity for students to build on their morning experience. We’ll explore the Missoula community and its varied ecosystems by foot and bus. These excursions provide guided opportunities for developing writers to observe and write about the world around them. This year we’ll visit and learn about:
- Historic Fort Missoula
- The Clark Fork River with the Watershed Education Network
- Explore how movement can be translated into poetry with Turning the Wheel
- Trees from around the world at the State of Montana Arboretum
Students need to pack their own lunch, but snacks will be provided throughout the day.
Cost & Dates:
Mornings (9AM-12PM) – $160
Full Day (9AM – 5PM) – $265
Mornings Both Weeks: (9AM-12PM) – $265
Full Day Both Weeks: (9AM-5PM) – $475
Mornings: Two Siblings (9AM-12PM)-$265
Full Day: Two Siblings (9AM-5PM)-$475
High school students will have the opportunity to work with published writer Nicole Gomez to write flash fiction and poetry. This camp is for anyone with a passion or interest in writing, whether you are just starting or have been penning stories for years. Each day you’ll write, read, and revise your writing. An optional reading featuring student work will take place in September 2020.
July 19-23 ONLY (12:30-3:30) – $160
For information about either of our summer camps, questions about scholarships, or registration issues, contact Jane McGuire, Summer Camp Director at [email protected]