Friends, Thurberites, Parents of Potential Campers, lend me your ears.
Although the season seems to come earlier and earlier every year, there is no wavering in our excitement to announce that registration for 2014 Thurber Summer Writing Camp is officially open!
I know your immediate reaction is one of two things: Stop reading to go to the website and register (you know our camp fills fast) OR stop reading because this does not pertain to you.
Before you do either, let me explain why our camp is so great and important to this community. Thurber House offers a chance for students in grades 2-8 to explore the realm of creative writing beyond the classroom. We have the opportunity to supplement what they are learning in school with a form of writing that allows a young writer’s imagination to stretch beyond limits. We pride ourselves in being a unique and encouraging experience, helping to instill a sense of confidence and love for writing and learning.
Now, if you don’t know anyone who is in 2nd – 8th grade, that’s okay. You can stop reading after this paragraph. To help keep our programming available to all students, we offer scholarships for summer camp to families with financial need. We hope that although you can’t send a camper to us, you will consider making a donation to help a student come to camp whom otherwise may not be afforded the opportunity. Click here for more information about how to make a donation (and make sure to tell us that it’s for summer camp).
This all sounds great, right? So you are probably asking, who should attend our camp? Good question. Each summer we have a wide range of “types” of students come through our doors. Someone who is a good fit for our program is someone who loves to think up stories and ideas. Regardless of whether that someone is an extremely loquacious writer, or a writer looking to get better at putting those great ideas down on paper, that someone will fit in well here. If you’re unsure, give us a call at 614-464-1032 ext. 13 and we would be happy to discuss our camp with you.
The next big question is when. Not to worry, here are our 2014 dates:
2-3 Grade ($100*)
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 9-13, June 16-20
4/5 Grade ($175*)
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.,.
June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18
6-8 Grade ($175*)
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
July 21-25, July 28-August 1, August 4-8
All camp sessions are held at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, next door to Thurber House. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and each week of camp is limited to 40 students. Campers will be split into four groups of ten, with one counselor per group. Grade levels refer to the grade the student will be entering in the fall.
*We do offer a limited amount of scholarship to those with financial need. See our website for more information about how to apply.
Hope to see you this summer!