Writing Camp

June 8-12, 2020

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 8-12 week, the final deadline for registration is May 27, 2020. We are unable to refund registrations after May 27, 2020. 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.

Sample Schedule

Monday

Time Activity Location
3-5 p.m. Camp Check In Dorm
5 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 244
7:30 p.m. Academic Camp Kick Off Party! Outside SSC 
10 p.m. Down Time  Dorm
11 p.m. Curfew Dorm

Tuesday

Time Activity Location
7 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions Dorm
9 a.m. Creativity Workshop TYL 104
10 a.m. Creative Non-fiction with Professor Graff TYL 106
12 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Time TYL 106
3:15 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Camp Photo at the Rock The Rock
3:30 p.m. Peer Review TYL 106
5 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. The Book Loft Columbus, OH
10 p.m. Down Time Dorm
11 p.m. Curfew Dorm

Wednesday

Time Activity Location
7 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions Dorms
9 a.m. Creativity Workshop TYL 104
10 a.m. Fiction Workshop with Professor Graff TYL 106
12 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Time TYL 106
3:30 p.m. Peer Review TYL 106
5 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6 p.m. Public Reading

Orion's Coffee and Tea
Cedarville, OH

8:30 p.m. All Academic Camp Bonfire Between HSC and ENS
10 p.m. Down Time Dorm
11 p.m. Curfew Dorm

Thursday

Time Activity Location
7 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions Dorms
9 a.m. Creativity Workshop TYL 104
10 a.m. Poetry Writing with Professor Graff TYL 106
12 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Writing Time TYL 106
3:30 p.m. Peer Review TYL 106
5 p.m. All Academic Camp Cookout Outside SSC
7 p.m.

Games & Activities

  • Sand Volleyball, Cornhole, Spikeball, 9-Square
  • Worship Camp Praise Concert @ 7 p.m.

 

  • Sand Volleyball Courts, Outside SSC
  • SSC DeVries Theatre
8:30 p.m. All Academic Camp Bonfire Between HSC and ENS
10 p.m. Down Time Dorm
11 p.m. Curfew McKinney and McChesney Hall

Friday

Time Activity Location
7 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8 a.m. Devotions Dorms
9 a.m. Creativity Workshop Outside of Tyler
10 a.m. Writing Time TYL 106
11:30 a.m. Evaluations and Wrap Up TYL 104
12 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Check Out Dorm

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