Creative Writing Summer Camps at StoryStudio!
This summer, StoryStudio is offering NINE week-long writing camps for young writers. Ranging from creative writing to comedy to screenwriting to sci/fi, there's a camp for everyone!
Young writers will learn craft elements, build friendships with likeminded peers, and get feedback on their creative work. Our talented instructors -- published authors who really know their stuff! -- will foster a supportive environment where writers can let their imaginations run free. At the end of the week, writers will participate in a showcase where they can read their work to an audience.
Camps range from 5th to 12th grade. Many of these camps are in-person at our Ravenswood studio, but several are also online so students can join from anywhere in the country, or right here in Chicago.
The full list of camps is available below. When you're ready to register, visit our Youth Summer Camps page, and get ready for a FUN SUMMER OF WRITING.
Scholarships are available for every camp.
Early bird discount on all registrations before March 31.
StoryStudio Youth Camps 2023
- Creative Writing: June 26-30: 5th-8th Grade, with Denise Santomaura
- Creative Writing: July 10-14, 9th-12th Grade, with Jessie Ann Foley
- Stand Up and Comedy Creation: July 17-21, 7th-11th grade, with Stuti Sharma
- College Essay Bootcamp: July 24-28, 11th-12th Grade, with Suzy Kahn Weinberg
Hover over each photo to see the instructor's bio.
Early bird discount is available until March 31!
What Past Camp Attendees Are Saying...
"I really enjoyed the camp, and I felt like it helped me hone in on my skills. The instructor gave helpful feedback, and taught me things I hadn't known before."
- Elle W. 5-8th Grade Camp
"This class was fun and made me a more confident writer."
- Tess R. 5-8th Grade Camp
"This is my second year doing a summer camp with StoryStudio. Last year I got the chance to meet my closest friends, and this year, almost all of us signed up again. I was welcomed and felt very comfortable in my own skin. Always encouraging and got the feedback I needed to hear. It was so amazing to be with a group of people who are as passionate in their writings as I am."
- Addison S. 9-12th Grade Camp
"This was a great experience with a warm and inviting teacher creating a safe space for all writers to learn and grow."
- Elliot M. 9-12th Grade Camp