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Use your love for words and for purposeful storytelling to impact people’s lives.
Registration is open to campers from 14 to 18 years old who have just completed or are entering into grades 9–12.
As you gain insight into the writing process, you’ll recognize that writing is hard work, but also fun, collaborative, and rewarding. You’ll create memorable characters and plotlines that illustrate larger truths beyond the surface details.
At Writing Camp, you’ll also enjoy a field trip to the PCC Print Shop where over 10 million Abeka resources are printed and bound every year. Then on the final day of camp, selected writers will read their 3- to 5-page narrative during the Short Story Showcase.
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 to take now to reach your writing and publishing goals.
However you spend your free time, you’ll be spending it with your newfound friends. You can explore the Sports Center—climb the rock wall, bowl with friends, cool off in the ice skating rink, or make a splash at the water park. You can grab a smoothie at the Common Grounds Café and just hang out. Each day, chapel will be a time to come together and grow spiritually.
Writing Camp will stretch your understanding of how to effectively develop a 3- to 5-page short story. You’ll learn from experienced professional writing instructors who want to see you succeed. Through classroom teaching, interactive exercises, and writing workshops, these instructors will provide one-on-one guidance to help you improve your writing and editing skills.
As a graduate of PCC’s professional writing program, Mr. Wainwright appreciates the foundational instruction he gained at college. He has worked in textbook publishing, as a technology web writer, and in various communication roles. For the last sixteen years, Mr. Wainwright 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 PCC English and Professional Writing department, Mr. Wainwright teaches a variety of courses including Creative Writing, Copywriting, Grammar and Composition, Copy Editing II, and Writing for Publication. He passionately encourages young writers to use their skills for the glory of God.
Matt Teis pastors at Liberty Baptist Church and has a heart for youth ministry. His passionate, captivating style makes each message memorable for the campers.