Creative Writing Summer Camp Program on Long Island
THE FOLLOWING REFLECTS THE PROGRAM OFFERED IN 2021. USDAN'S SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2021.
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An Outdoor Arts Summer Camp Experience on Long Island
Whether their preferred form is poetry, plays, short stories, novels, or nonfiction, our young storytellers have the opportunity to practice their writing in small, collaborative groups. Working in peaceful, open-air studios, writers build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while experimenting with the core elements of storytelling, including style, structure, setting, point of view, conflict, and resolution.
Under the instruction of an experienced writing educator and practicing writer and poet, students spend their days playing writing and word games, writing, revising, sharing, collaborating, and drawing inspiration from Usdan’s campus and other art forms. All writing students gain invaluable editorial experience by shaping and contributing their works to a new installment of Usdan’s Literary Journal.
For up-to-date information on COVID procedures in the Creative Writing Department, please visit our COVID Updates page.
In addition to their three-period Major, Creative Writing students enjoy a rotating one-period Recreational Activity every day with their group. Visit our Recreational Arts page for more information.
SUMMER CAMP TRANSPORTATION FOR LONG ISLAND AND NYC KIDS
For over fifty years, Usdan has offered an enriching summer camp experience to children all over the region, from Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn in New York City, to Port Washington and Huntington, and all over Nassau and Suffolk counties. Usdan offers busing to and from camp from convenient central pickup locations. For more information on busing, please visit our Transportation page.
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