FAQ

“My child is struggling in writing but…”

No. This camp is not for them. We do not provide slow, scaffolded learning of basic skills. This is an accelerated learning environment for lovers of writing. Putting your kid in our camp because you want them to not suck at writing anymore isn’t going to solve that problem and it’s probably only going to make them hate writing more. Yes, this is strong definitive language. Why? Because we are writing teachers who love writing holding a camp for kids who love writing for the sole purpose of making them love it even more. The last thing we want is to see the opposite of all that love in our midst.

“My child is really great at math and science but doesn’t love writing yet…”

This can be a tough one, depending on the kid. First, review the answer to the question above. Even though your gifted child might not need remedial writing education, our camp still might be too much for them. Yes, a lot of what we do is fun and inspiring and different from the kinds of writing they get to do in school during the year, but we’re talking about two full weeks of nothing but writing. If you’re child isn’t jazzed about that idea, this probably isn’t the camp for them. So, I suggest asking them: “Do you want to go to writing camp?”

How much does camp cost?

The tuition for I.C.E. is $400.

WIND is $300.

W.A.T.E.R. is $200.

Who conducts camp?

TBAWP Teacher Consultants, phenomenal Language Arts and Writing teachers from around the Bay Area who have graduated from the local chapter of the National Writing Project’s summer institute. These are highly educated, well-trained, passionate professionals.

Is lunch provided/available?

Only at the Shorecrest Prep I.C.E. camp is lunch available for purchase. At all other sites, campers will need to bring their own lunch.