Writing Camp

June 10-14, 2019

If you enjoy writing, this summer's Writing Camp is for you. Dialogue with professors who have published poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and find out what it takes to succeed in this craft. Then, you will have a turn to try! You will enjoy the fun of writing in a coffee-shop setting, a beautiful state park, and a cutting-edge computer classroom. Then you will benefit from a workshop critique by your peers and professors. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about journalism and technical writing. This week of creative activities will conclude with a reading of finished projects. The Writing Camp is sponsored by the Department of English, Literature and Modern Languages.

Writing Camp is open to Christian students entering 10th through 12th grades, or incoming freshmen to Cedarville University.

Cost and Registration Details

The $400 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 10-14 week, the final deadline for registration is May 29, 2019. We are unable to refund registrations after May 29, 2019. Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

Check into residence halls between 3-5 p.m. on Monday. Camp concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, unless indicated otherwise in the camp schedule. All campers must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate any early arrivals/late departures for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Tentative Schedule

Monday

June 10
Time Activity Location
3-5 p.m. Registration Miter Center
5-6 p.m. Dinner Stevens Student Center (SSC)
Dining Hall
6 p.m. Writing Camp Introduction Meeting Tyler Digital Communications Center
(TYL) 104 - Writing Center
7 p.m. Admissions Presentation SSC DeVries Theatre
7:30 p.m. Young's Run with Admissions Counselors Young's Jersey Dairy
Yellow Springs, OH
10 p.m. Devotions McKinney and McChesney Hall
11 p.m. Curfew McKinney and McChesney Hall

Tuesday

June 11
Time Activity Location
7-8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
9 a.m. Creativity Workshops/ Writing Calisthenics TYL 101
10 a.m. Photo at the Rock The Rock
10:30 a.m. Creative Writing Session: Non Fiction TYL 101
12-1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
2 p.m. Small Group Workshops A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
3 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
5-6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. Beaver-Vu Bowling Beavercreek, OH
10 p.m. Devotions McKinney and McChesney Hall
11 p.m. Curfew McKinney and McChesney Hall

Wednesday

June 12
Time Activity Location
7-8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
9 a.m. Creativity Workshops/ Writing Calisthenics TYL 101
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Creative Writing Session: Poetry TYL 101
12-1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
2 p.m. Small Group Workshops A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
3 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
5-6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. Scavenger Hunt Around Campus
8 p.m. Bonfire and Games Area between ENS
and the Service Center
10 p.m. Devotions McKinney and McChesney Hall
11 p.m. Curfew McKinney and McChesney Hall

Thursday

June 13
Time Activity Location
7-8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
9 a.m. Creativity Workshops/ Writing Calisthenics TYL 101
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Creative Writing Session: Fiction TYL 101
12-1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
2 p.m. Small Group Workshops A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
3 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Writing Labs A-TYL 101 B-TYL 102 C-TYL 106
5-6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. Coffeehouse Readings at Stoney Creek Roasters Cedarville, Ohio
10 p.m. Devotions McKinney and McChesney Hall
11 p.m. Curfew McKinney and McChesney Hall

Friday

June 14
Time Activity Location
7-8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
9:30 a.m. Q&A with Faculty TYL 101
10:30-11:30 a.m. Evaluation and Wrap-Up TYL 101
12-1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Check Out Miter Center

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil and notebook
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • money for snacks

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed.

Resources

Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3:00 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please click here to schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.