Writing

Discover how your writing has the power to influence others.

Registration is open to campers from 14 to 18 years old who have just completed or are entering into grades 9–12.

Writing is a process. It certainly involves hard work, but can also be fun, collaborative, and rewarding. At Writing Camp, you’ll write about a personal experience that illustrates larger truths beyond just the surface-level details. You’ll also visit the Abeka headquarters where you’ll tour the editorial and art departments. On another day, as inspiration for a poetry exercise, you’ll stare up at the 50-foot dome of PCC’s planetarium and watch a show about the celestial stars and planets. Then at the end of the week, you’ll get to present your writings at the Writer’s Showcase.

Come and participate in an informative, interactive, and creative week. You’ll discover how to influence others with your words and ideas.

You have a story to tell. It’s time to write it!

Camp Dates

July 4–8

Registration closes Wednesday, June 29, at 8 a.m.

Writing

Influence lives through your writing.

Writing

Influence lives through your writing.

Writing

Influence lives through your writing.

Writing

Influence lives through your writing.

What to Expect

Discover how to use literary techniques (such as characterization, description, dialogue, and figurative language) to enhance your scenes and narration.

Engage in editing exercises to strengthen your focus and purpose.

Learn from professional writing instructors who have a heart to inspire, encourage, and motivate you.

Recognize the many career opportunities available to writers. Understand what steps you can take to reach your writing and publishing goals.

How will you spend your free time? Explore the Sports Center—a place where you can climb the rock wall, bowl with friends, cool off in the ice-skating rink, or make a splash at the water park. Grab a smoothie at the Common Grounds Café and enjoy time talking with friends. And grow spiritually with daily challenges.

What to Bring

  • USB flash drive for document storage
  • Pencil
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pocket Folder

Focus

Writing Camp will broaden your understanding and ability to effectively develop stories and poems. Experienced professional writing instructors will teach you how to apply writing and editing skills to succeed as a writer. Through classroom teaching, interactive exercises, and writing workshops, these instructors will provide one-on-one guidance to help you improve your writing craft.

Camp Director

Mrs. Shelby Poulin

Mrs. Shelby Poulin

Shelby Poulin graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has writing experience in genres such as nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Her creative pieces have been published in multiple literary and academic journals.

Over the last six years, Mrs. Poulin has served the English and professional writing faculty at Pensacola Christian College. She teaches several courses and regularly works with a wide range of students (from freshmen in English composition to seniors with their professional writing portfolios).

Mrs. Poulin is dedicated to helping young, aspiring writers develop their craft. Furthermore, she wishes to inspire these writers to create pieces that are not only artistically masterful but also God-honoring.

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