Summer Writing Camp for Michigan Youth
During the summer break students often find themselves looking for ways to occupy their leisure time. The 2018 Chippewa River Writing Camp was able to provide an educational experience for 12 upper elementary school students from the Mt. Pleasant area. The eager students, led by two elementary teachers, explored the Central Michigan University campus and learned how writing and technology can intersect. During their four days together, the students saw several great features of the university’s campus, including the botanical garden, museum, and Park Library.
With support from the Kellogg Youth Fund, the camp was able to support students with demonstrated need to continue their education through scholarships. The fund was also able to provide stipends for the two teachers that led the young students. The goal of this camp is to help engage students in their creative writing abilities, while also exploring a college campus and utilizing what it has to offer.
The Chippewa River Writing Camp set a goal to reach 20 students. They plan to reassess the program with the hope of spreading the information more widely to perspective participants. In 2018 the Chippewa River Writing Camp was able to provide 12 students with memories that will impact them for years to come as they continue in their education and passion for writing.