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Course Description

Since 1983, Duke Young Writers’ Camp has offered teens an environment that fosters creative expression through the written word. Campers select two creative writing courses from among several options taught by Triangle area writers and English language arts instructors. Courses typically include options in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction as well as newspaper, college admissions essay, and television writing classes. Campers enroll by grade level, with classes exclusively for middle school pupils and those courses exclusively for high school students.

During the two-week session, campers become a community of writers, affirming each other and their work, learning and honing the craft of the writer.

Program Highlights

  • Active and intellectually and emotionally engaging classes that stimulate creativity
  • Frequent field trips to places on Duke’s East & West campuses & in nearby Durham to inspire writing
  • Daily voluntary opportunities to share orally original works-in-progress in front of peers
  • A reading by 15 to 20 students selected by instructors at the Regulator Bookstore on 9th Street in Durham
  • An opportunity to volunteer to read original work at a Readers’ Theatre before the entire camp on the last night of the program
  • Co-curricular social and recreational activities

To register, select the appropriate section:

• Young Writers’ Camp Session 1 – Section 028
• Young Writers’ Camp Session 2 – Section 029
• Young Writers’ Camp Session 3 – Section 030

To check availability in the camp for the appropriate category of camper, click on the exclamation point next to the appropriate course fee (example: Day Camper - Fee). If a category is full, you can still continue the checkout process and join the waitlist.

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Section Title
Duke Young Writers' Camp - session 1
Contact Hours
96.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
day camper non-credit $1,800.00 Click here to get more information
extended day camper non-credit $2,200.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Grades: 6-11 (2018 - 2019 Academic School Year)

Session 3 Dates:

  • June 16 - June 28, 2019 (Residential)
  • June 17 - July 27, 2019 (Day/Extended Day)

Please see the camp's Coming & Going section for precise times as well as drop-off and pick up locations.

To register for a youth camp, you need to have a Youth Participant profile in our registration system.  If you do not have already have a Youth Participant profile in our system, please choose New User and then Youth Participant Profile when checking out.

Also, please select the appropriate tuition profile (Day, Extended Day, or Residential Camper category) and add it your shopping cart. If you need registration assistance, please email learnmore@duke.edu or call (919) 684-6259 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET.

Section Title
Duke Young Writers' Camp - session 2
Contact Hours
96.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
day camper non-credit $1,800.00 Click here to get more information
extended day camper non-credit $2,200.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Grades: 6-11 (2018 - 2019 Academic School Year)

Dates:

  • June 30 - July 12, 2019 (Residential)
  • July 1 - July 11, 2019 (Day/Extended Day) 

Please see the camp's Coming & Going section for precise times as well as drop-off and pick up locations.

To register for a youth camp, you need to have a Youth Participant profile in our registration system.  If you do not have already have a Youth Participant profile in our system, please choose New User and then Youth Participant Profile when checking out.

Also, please select the appropriate tuition profile (Day, Extended Day, or Residential Camper category) and add it your shopping cart. If you need registration assistance, please email learnmore@duke.edu or call (919) 684-6259 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET.

Section Title
Duke Young Writers' Camp - Session 3
Contact Hours
96.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
day camper non-credit $1,800.00 Click here to get more information
extended day camper non-credit $2,200.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential female grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 6-8 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
residential male grades 9-11 non-credit $3,300.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Grades: 6-11 (2018 - 2019 Academic School Year)

Session 3 Dates:

  • July 15 - July 25, 2019 (Day/Extended Day)
  • July 14 - July 26, 2019 (Residential)

Please see the camp's Coming & Going section for precise times as well as drop-off and pick up locations.

To register for a youth camp, you need to have a Youth Participant profile in our registration system.  If you do not have already have a Youth Participant profile in our system, please choose New User and then Youth Participant Profile when checking out.

Also, please select the appropriate tuition profile (Day, Extended Day, or Residential Camper category) and add it your shopping cart. If you need registration assistance, please email learnmore@duke.edu or call (919) 684-6259 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET.