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Discover how your writing has the power to influence others.
Registration is open to 14- to 18-year-old campers who have just completed or are entering 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!
Wednesday, June 24, at 8 a.m.
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 chapel messages.
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.
As a graduate of PCC’s professional writing program, Mr. Wainwright appreciates the foundational instruction he gained at college. For sixteen years, he worked as Publications Director at both domestic and international publishers. There he coached authors, edited manuscripts, and helped publish over 500 books and resources.
Now serving with the English and Professional Writing faculty at PCC, Mr. Wainwright teaches a variety of courses including Creative Writing, Copywriting, Grammar and Composition, Advanced Copy Editing, and Writing for Publication.
Mr. Wainwright is passionate about teaching young writers the importance of developing their craft. Taking the skills he learned while working in the publishing field, he hopes to inspire his students to use their writing skills for the glory of God.
Matt Teis preaches at Liberty Baptist Church and has a heart for youth ministry. His passionate, captivating style makes each message memorable for the campers.