Winter Retreats 2024
West Coast Retreat
Join us for our very first West Coast Writers Retreat from Friday, January 12th to Monday, January 15th, 2024 at Camp Ocean Pines (1473 Randall Dr, Cambria, CA)! We will spend three days and three nights of creativity and community, where writers will be able to explore their voices through a variety of writing genres and electives. In addition to morning workshops, writers will be able to choose to participate in afternoon electives such as graphic novel writing, nature writing, axe throwing, animal encounters, nature excursions, and more! Everyone will come together for meals and evening activities in a warm and creative environment.
When: Friday, January 12th to Monday, January 15th, 2024
Where: Camp Ocean Pines
Ages: Writers ages 12 to 18 are welcome to apply.
East Coast Retreat
Over the extended Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Writopia Lab's Winter Retreat offers three days and three nights of creativity and community. Writers will have their choice of three parallel paths in either Creative Arts, Role-Playing Games, or Writing Your Activism. Everyone will come together for meals and evening activities in a warm and creative environment.
2024 details coming soon!
Creative Arts Track
Writers will participate in creative writing workshops over the long weekend. In addition, writers will have their choice of specialized electives including filmmaking, playwriting, fiction, poetry, songwriting, poetry hikes, and literature seminars.
Role-Playing Games Track
Adventurers will participate in writing workshops during the retreat, focusing on Sci-Fi & Fantasy. In addition, they'll spend their elective periods playing an extended Dungeons & Dragons adventure run by Writopia Lab's experienced Dungeon Masters.
Writing Your Activism Track
Activists will participate in writing workshops with a civic engagement focus over the long weekend. In addition, writers will have their choice of specialized electives including filmmaking, poetry, journalism, poetry hikes, and literature seminars.
Typical Day Schedule
- 7:45-8:15 Wake Up
- 8:15-8:45 Breakfast
- 9:00-12:20 Workshop or Electives
- 12:30-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 Rest Hour
- 2:10-5:20 Workshop or Electives
- 5:30-6:15 Dinner
- 6:20-7:20 Shower Hour
- 7:30-8:30 Evening Activity
- 8:40 - 9:40 Lodge Time/Workshop
- 10:00 Curfew
Early Bird Special!
Early Bird Special!
Pay in full for WriCampia 2024 before October 16th and save $250!