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The Upstate Writing Project will offer three camps this summer in Greenville for young writers focused on developing the use of writing through various genres including creative writing, script writing and game design.
The Upstate Writing Project will offer three camps this summer in Greenville for young writers focused on developing the use of writing through various genres including creative writing, script writing and game design.
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CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Upstate Writing Project will offer three camps this summer in Greenville for young writers.


The camps at the University Center of Greenville will focus on developing the use of writing through various genres, including creative writing, script writing and game design, according to camp organizers.


Camp offerings include:


• A two-week Young Writers’ Camp for students interested in creative writing. Students will work to create and share writing with fellow participants and have one-on-one conferences with teacher consultants from the Upstate Writing Project. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-27.


• A Young Writers’ Film Camp for students who want to learn about the art and technique of filming. During the two-week program, students will bring their words to life using different types of technology to create movies and other short films. They also will write, act and film their original scripts. The camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 16-27.


• A one-week Young Writers’ G@ming Camp. The camp is designed for students who want to take their writing to a new dimension as they write their own video games and use various computer software programs to publish them. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11.


The camps are open to students who are entering grades 3-9, and each camp will be separated into primary and secondary levels. The cost is $300 for one camp, $550 for two camps and $825 for all three camps. For more information, send an email to rachelsanders@upstatewritingproject.org.


Supported by Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education and local school districts, the Upstate Writing Project seeks to improve students’ writing abilities by improving the teaching and learning of writing in schools, provide professional development programs for classroom teachers and expand the professional roles of teachers. Contact Rebecca Kaminski at 864-250-6723 for more information.

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