Teen Writers Camp

The 2016 Creative Writing Retreat for Teen Writers Grades 9–12

Do you feel that writing is something you were born to do? Or is writing something you have always wanted to try? If you can answer yes to any of these questions and you are interested in flexing your literary muscles alongside other teens, then The Long Island Writing Project's Creative Writing Retreat for Teens is the perfect place for you.

This two-week adventure is designed specifically to meet the needs of high school students, grades 9-12, as well as strong middle-school students, who have a burning desire to write creatively in any genre. You will have opportunities to develop your craft, share your work, gain valuable feedback, and publish your work in a group anthology. This course is open to all writers, regardless of past experience, who have not previously attended an LIWP Teen Writers' Retreat.

June 28 – 30

Tuesday - Thursday

July 5 – 7

Tuesday - Thursday

July 11 – 14

Monday - Thursday

The day will start at 9 and end at 3. This schedule includes an hour for lunch. Participants can bring a bagged lunch or they can buy food at the campus food court.

This year's retreat will be held on the campus of Nassau Community College located in Garden City. Please be advised that transportation to and from campus will not be provided. Transportation will remain the responsibility of the participant.

The retreat has a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The group will have two teacher-leaders and approximately twenty students..

The cost of the retreat is $350 per participant if registered before June 1st and $375 for registrations that are received after June 1st. A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available.

Download the Application