For over 72 years Cranbrook has offered the community the opportunity to share in the Booth family's vision to develop and nurture the creative and performing arts. Founded upon the principle that all young people can benefit and enrich their lives from exposure to music and art, Young Authors Day Camp has been a treasured part of the Schools' programming and community outreach.
True to Cranbrook's earliest traditions celebrating the joys of scholarship, Young Authors Day Camp was established to encourage exploration of language crafts in a truly fun environment.
Aspiring young writers and creative thinkers are led through thoughtful and energizing processes that encourage exploration of language, genre, story structure, and character development through a variety of writing genres including poetry, realistic fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels.
Campers have opportunities to be inspired by the beautiful Cranbrook campus as they improve their craft in the company of similarly motivated young writers. Each week is highlighted by an opportunity to share writing with peers, and by submitting works to be published in the camp anthology. Museum tours, music, outdoor games, and swimming* at the Cranbrook Natatorium help to balance this language-rich, creative opportunity for fun. Young Authors Day Camp will feature special events such as field trips and author visits.
Young Authors writers are grouped by grade level: Senior Division (ages 11-14) presents opportunities for sustained independent writing, as well as for developing significant works with peer input. Junior Division (ages 7-10) offers independent writing, language-based games, small group story writing experiences, and creative writing adventures.
Swimming* in the Williams Natatorium is an included activity.
*UPDATE - Swimming will be available all weeks of camp. During the last week (July 31-August 4), the pool will close beginning Wednesday, August 3rd; alternate activities will be provided.
Note: Young Authors Day Camp is not a remedial or English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program, but is geared toward exploring new language horizons while encouraging fun.
Tuition and Fees
$395 per week
$50 each additional week; 10% week of July 4
Camp t-shirt (one per camp); lunch; AM/PM snacks
Bus Service and Extended Care for additional fees; No-fee Payment Plan available
Young Authors Day Camp Week 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017 Week 2: July 3 - July 7, 2017* Week 3: July 10 - July 14, 2017 Week 4: July 17 - July 21, 2017 Week 5: July 24 - July 28, 2017 Week 6: July 31 - August 4, 2017
at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls – Kingswood 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Private Preschool·Private Elementary School·Boys Middle School·Girls Middle School·Boarding School
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.