Summer is Here! Register Today for HVWP’s Youth Writing Programs!

Join a community of writers! The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers children and teens unique summer learning experiences at an array of cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campuses.
AGES 7 TO 9
EVERYONE IS A WRITER
SUNY New Paltz

Imaginations soar in this unique camp where we will learn to think like writers by experimenting with many kinds of writing and gathering inspiration from creating art, playing games, and reading children’s books.
Session 1 | July 11-15 | SESSION CLOSED
Session 2 | July 25-29 | 9am-12pm | $225
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AGES 10 TO 12
WRITING FOR FUN
SUNY New Paltz
 
Exciting writing prompts, art activities, and inspiring visits to the campus art museum and planetarium will spark our creativity as we learn about the craft of writing and how to revise and refine our work.
Session 1 | July 11-15 | 9am-12pm | $225
Session 2 | July 25-29 | 9am-12pm | $225

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AGES 10 TO 14
A STORY TO TELL
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Our writing will be inspired by local history, artifacts, photographs, diaries, and speeches that we discover at the Hall of Honor and in visits to Fort Montgomery, Washington’s Headquarters, and the New Windsor Cantonment.
 
July 25-29 | 9am-3pm | $295
BECOMING AUTHORS & ARTISTS
Storm King Art Center
This world famous sculpture park is the perfect setting to write, learn about and make art, while exploring the park’s rolling hills, fields, meadows, and woodland.
July 11-15 | 9am-3pm
REGISTRATION CLOSED 
AGES 12 TO 16
EXPLORING NEW PALTZ, THEN & NOW
Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Through tours of historic stone houses, walks in a wildlife sanctuary, and visits to a working farm, we will explore and write about the remarkable place that is New Paltz.
July 25-29 | 9am-3pm | $295

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MAKING ART & HISTORY
ON THE RIVERFRONT
Clermont State Historic Park
 
Explore regional history and the creative process as we sit on the banks of the Hudson River and join centuries of writers and artists who have celebrated the landscape through word and image.
July 11-15      9am-3pm      $295

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COURAGEOUS WRITERS:
HYDE PARK
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
We will write and explore the power of history to inform the future as we hike beautiful parklands, visit FDR’s Presidential Library, his family home, the Vanderbilt estate, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-kill.
July 18-22 | 9am-3pm | $295
NATURE WRITING IN THE FOREST 
& ON THE RIVER
Black Rock Forest
 
As we hike in the forest and kayak on the Hudson River,
we will become nature writers, developing our observational and descriptive skills by trying many different types of writing.
Middle School | July 11-15 | 8:30am-12:30pm | $285
High School    | July 18-22 | 8:30am-12:30pm | $285

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AGES 13 TO 17
TEEN WRITERS INSTITUTE
Working in a creative workshop setting, we will tell our stories through personal essays, fiction, and poetry. We’ll share ideas and respond to each other’s work, as we polish our writing for an anthology.
SUNY New Paltz | July 11-15 | 9am-1pm | $275
Vassar College    | July 18-22 | 9am-1pm | $275

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RISING SENIORS
WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY
SUNY New Paltz
 
A good college essay communicates who you are and what you believe. Together we will study essays that work, brainstorm topics, and learn how to organize our ideas as we write in a relaxed, supportive setting.

July 11-15 | 9am-1pm | $275

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Register Today and Reserve Your Place!