WriCampia 2015: Enrollment is CLOSED!
Join us for one or two weeks of Teen Writers' Retreat and Kids' Sleepaway Camp!
This video was shot and produced by kids and teens while at WriCampia 2014.
Campers develop short stories in daily author-led workshops and enjoy dozens of athletic and artistic elective offerings in the afternoons. (Graphic noveling, songwriting, filmmaking, zinemaking, illustration, poetry hikes, playwriting/performance, yoga, boating, tie-dye, literary sports, just to name a few!)
See a Typical Camp Day Schedule.
Review our Frequently Asked Questions.
To sign up your writer, please register online.
Indian Head Camp, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Session 1 8/17/2015-8/22/2015
(Drop-off is at 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. on 8/17)
(Pick up follows noon show on 8/22)
Session 2 8/23/2015-8/28/2015
(Drop-off is at 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. on 8/23)
(Pick up follows noon show on 8/28)
Both Sessions (including intersession programming) 8/17/2015-8/28/2015
Session One: $1,400
Session Two: $1,400
Both Sessions: $3,000 (includes field trip and one night between sessions)
Limited financial aid is available.
Camp is full!
We have enrolled the maximum number of writers.
A Typical Camp Day
- 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Breakfast
- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Writing Workshop (led by published author or produced playwright)
- 12:15 to 1:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 to 1:45 PM Rest Hour
- 1:50 Group Gathering
- 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Elective (Boating, Climbing, Poetry Hikes & Tie-Dye, Sports, Yoga, Dancing, and more.)
- 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM General Swim and Snack
- 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM Art Elective (Historical Fiction, Page to Stage! (Playwrighting, directing, acting, producing), Illustration, Graphic Noveling, Jewelry-making, Zine Making, Filmmaking , Songwriting, Genre-Specific Electives, and more.)
- 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Shower Hour
- 7:30 PM to 7:45 Group Gathering
- 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM Evening activity (Scavenger hunts, Improv, Campfires, Spoken Word, Camp Party and more.)
- 9:00 to 10 PM Canteen
Sponsor a Young Writer
Many of our 2015 participants and campers will be applying for financial aid. Please help us give this life-changing opportunity to dedicated writers in need of financial assistance.
"Writopia sleepaway camp was the best experience of my daughter's life. It changed her. She had never done sleepaway camp before, so we didn't know if she would like being away from home for a week. She said had never been with a group of kids where she felt like she could be completely herself."
— S.E., 2013 Parent
"I would like to thank you for what was probably the best week of my summer. I had such an amazing time working and creating with my fellow writers, young and old, male and female... I loved the amount of professionalism among the staff, but also the positive and loving attitudes of all the counselors. Thank you, especially my workshop leader, for helping me so much with writing a story with an extremely mature topic that I was hesitant to explore. You exude a vibe that lets all campers know how okay it is to write from the heart, and to not hold back. So, once again, thanks to everyone for an awesome experience."
— Ben R., age 16, 2013 Camper
"This week has been one of the best weeks of my life. Wricampia is amazing — not just because of all the writing and the awesome location, the churros and the cool electives — mostly because of my fellow campers and counselors. My fellow campmates are some of the coolest, smartest, nicest people I have ever met in my life. It’s a well-known fact that writers, nerds and geeks are fabulous people to be around, but upon coming to this camp, I was astounded at how friendly and accepting everyone was —and still is .... I’ve made more friends than I have in… well, ever. Not just my new sisters in Cabin 27 — other campers: young or old, boy or girl… every the counselors too. Everyone here is unfailingly sweet and caring. They are all so friendly to me and I couldn’t be happier that I signed up for this camp one lazy June morning."
— Caroline V., age 16, 2013 Camper