Teen Writers' Retreat and Kids' Sleepaway Camp

Writopia's 2015 Teen Writers' Retreat
and Kids' Sleepaway Camp!

Enrollment is now open.

Join us for one or two weeks of Teen Writers' Retreat and Kids' Sleepaway Camp!


Girls on Fence at camp

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, tye-dye, literary sports, just to name a few!)

See a Typical Camp Day Schedule.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Girls on Fence at camp

Where
Indian Head Camp, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

When
Session One:
Sunday, August 16th to Sunday, August 23rd
Session Two:
Monday, August 24th to Sunday, August 30th

Dates subject to slight change.

Limited enrollment. 96 writers per Session.

Ages
9-18
Age-based groups

Fee
Session One: $1,600
Session Two: $1,600
Both Sessions: $3,200

Limited financial aid is available.

Spaces are limited; please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up or find out more!

If your young writer is new to Writopia, please register online. If you have already registered for a previous Writopia Workshop, there is no need to register again.

Girls on Fence at camp

 

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.
Thank you!

"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