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​Frequently Asked Questions

My child will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. Is h​e or she eligible to participate?

We generally accept students who have already completed kindergarten; however, if you believe your child is ready for Writing Camp, you may discuss it with the Summer Writing Camp Coordinator and individual situations will be considered.

My child will be completing Grade 12 in June. Is he or she still able to participate?

Yes. Recent high school graduates are welcome to attend.

How much do your programs cost?

$225 per child

Where do your camps take place?

We use classrooms in Henry Barnard School on the Rhode Island College campus.

Who teaches the students?

Our Youth Programs are staffed by experienced local teachers who are affiliated with the Rhode Island Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. Some groups are assisted by interns from Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

How many students are in each class and how are they grouped?

Class size is limited to 22. Students are grouped based on their grade level. Depending on enrollment, levels are sometimes combined. Whenever possible, groups are led by two teachers.

Is transportation provided?

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to bus students to the camp at this time.

Do you provide child care after the camp ends?

We do not provide additional day care once the camp ends. We request that parents pick up their children promptly at noon.

What should my child take to camp each day?

  • journal (for daily writing)
  • pencils/pens
  • notebook with plenty of paper
  • a clipboard if possible (for writing outside)
  • colored pencils or crayons or markers (elementary grades)
  • 1 or 2 drinks and a snack (no nuts, please)

When will I receive more detailed information about where my child’s class will meet?

You will receive specific information by email by June 30, 2020.

I have a question that has not been answered here. How can I get more information?

Email Jeff Lawton​, Summer Writing Camp Coordinator, at​​

Page last updated: February 11, 2020