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General Camp Information


The duration of the camp is three weeks, Monday –Thursday from 9:00-12:30 in the month of July. Our fee for the entirety of the camp is $300.00 ($325 if you are paying by credit card transaction)

We can not prorate for any weeks your child does not attend camp. Refunds will be granted up until Parent Orientation.


Grade Level Placement

Our camp places students at the grade level they will be entering in the Fall. We realize that some children may have more experiences with writing than others and the teachers will address those differences. All our teachers are credentialed teachers who have also been a part of our Summer Institute for teachers in writing composition. Our teachers are dedicated to engaging their students in activities that encourage children to enjoy writing.

What to Bring/Snack
The Writing Project provides ALL classroom supplies. We discourage the students from bringing electronic devices and will not be responsible for them if they are brought to the camp.

We encourage parents to pack a light snack for their children. There will be a couple of brief breaks outside of the classroom. Lunch will not be provided. Children must stay with teachers at all times. Classroom temperatures may vary. A light sweater/jacket is advisable.


Pick Up/Drop Off  & Safety (see map)

Classes begin promptly at 9:00am, so please make sure you drop off your children between 8:45-8:55 am.

The Cal State LA campus is located south of Pasadena and East of Downtown Los Angeles. Pick-up/drop-off procedures for 2013 camps will be determined at a later time.

Please note that cars will be ticketed if parked without a parking permit before or after the grace period. A handicap lot is located just below the Music Bldg. courtyard for any parents with a valid Handicap Parking decal. The Los Angeles Writing Project is not responsible for any parking tickets that are given for any parking violations. Campus Police can be contacted at 323.343.3700.

Safety is our priority. All students are accompanied by a camp teacher for snack and restroom breaks. All classrooms are located in King Hall.

Students in the high school class can be released on their own with a permission slip signed by parents. In some cases, a picture ID may be required from parents picking up their children. If another party will be picking up your child, please make sure we receive the names of those who have permission to pick up your children.

Parent Orientation   

Prior to our camp, we hold a Parent Orientation meeting. At the Parent Orientation, you will be introduced to the coordinator, director and teachers of Los Angeles Writing Project's Young Writers' Camp. This informative meeting will also go through safety/parking procedures and address any questions or concerns you may have. You may also contact us at with any questions or concerns. 
Note change:
Parent Orientation will be held on Sat. June 22rd from 10am-12pm (King Hall Lecture Hall #1)
see campus map: here

Open House   

Our camp concludes with our last day YWC Open House. At this time parents will be able to join their children in their classroom to share their artwork and sample writing pieces.

Open House 2013 (TBA)