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Young Writers' Camp

Session I

June 22-July 10

Session II

July 13-July 31


Monday through Friday


Session I - 8:45 AM - Noon

Session II - 9:00 AM - Noon


While there is no deadline, you are strongly encouraged to register by June 15th. The camp will close when filled to capacity.

  • $350, 1st Student
  • $325, 2nd/3rd Student
  • $325, CSULB Faculty/Staff


For students entering Grades 1-12


"Writing with Smiles” has always been the slogan during Young Writers' Camp activity. We teach writing as a process in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Each day, we challenge our young writers to find reasons to write and to shape their ideas and experiences into meaningful written communication that is intended for a reading audience. Writers’ Workshop incorporates mini-lessons on specific content and editing strategies, time for drafting and revising, peer response, teacher conferencing, and publication. It is a time for young writers to extend what they can already do in writing and a time to risk, to create breakthroughs, and to become full fledged members of “The Literacy Club.”

South Basin Writing Academy

Inside the Camp and at the same time, the South Basin Writing Academy has been especially designed for high school students: different emphasis, content, and a different identity altogether. It has been our way of making these sections more adult and more inviting to match the sophistication of the teenage writer. As in grades 1-8, the sections will be organized though Writers’ Workshop, but the Academy will also address particular concerns and interests: specific genres required at this level, literature and reading, grammar, and personal growth through writing.

Contact Information

Young Writers' Camp Website

Phone: (562) 985-1696

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-4504

FAX: (562) 985-1639


Our Staff

All Camp and Academy instructors are highly qualified teachers from local school districts. Moreover, our teaching assistants are often collegiate students who volunteer their services while earning their teaching credentials.