The Duke Young Writers' Camp is open to students who are in grades 6-11 during the 2019-2020 academic year. Classes are designed to be academically challenging and focus on the creative and analytical processes of writing. Students will work on various projects, which may include newspaper features, short stories, character studies, journals, or short dramatic productions. Program highlights include:
Opportunity to explore different genres, such as short fiction, poetry, journalism, and playwriting
Instruction by professional writers and educators
Local guest speakers
Daily Readers' Forum, where students share their work with peers
Love DYWC!!! This camp draws a diverse crowd and everyone seems to find some amazing friends. Since I do not write creatively, DYWC is one of the few programs that offers journalism and nonfiction courses, a huge plus for me! I have spent two summers at DYWC and all of my teachers are incredibly energetic and passionate. The counselors here are amazing and create an incredibly warm environment. The non academic activities are vast, but HS students also have the oppourtunity to walk to 9th street in the evening, one of my favorite thigs about DYWC! I've both developed lifelong writig skills and made friends for life at this amazing place I call DYWC.