Summer Writing Camps

Young Writers Camp 

The Young Writers Camp, a summer division of the Steinbeck Young Authors program, provides middle school students a chance to develop their writing skills long after the bell rings!

The Young Writers Camp provides campers an opportunity to strengthen their writing skills through fiction, nonfiction, journaling, and other creative projects while exploring the legacy and style of writers like John Steinbeck. The Young Writers Camp also includes exploratory activities, such as guest speakers on the art of storytelling, and inspirational field trips to local sites.

On the final day of the two-week Young Writers Camp, campers will present their work in a reading for family and friends. Campers’ work is collected in a printed anthology, of which each camper receives a copy to memorialize their writing camp session.

Have an enthusiastic young writer in your household? Sign up for the 2018 Young Writers Camp today! Middle school students (grades 6-8) may register for Session A or Session B, or both sessions.

Session A:

June 11-15, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM daily | $175 registration

Session B:

June 18-22, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM daily | $175 registration

Both Sessions:

June 11-15 AND June 18-22, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM daily | $375 registration

Registration and payment is due by June 8th, 2018

Sign up online here!


Registration Documents:
Sign-up Form Docx & PDF
Consent and Medical Release Form Docx & PDF

Please send any question to or call (831) 775-4735