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Frequently Asked Questions

Which program is right for my child?

If your child enjoys writing, our two-week Summer Writing Camp is the perfect choice. Students will have an opportunity to meet peers who share their passion. They develop their writing as they share their work in a lively, interactive, and supportive community.

If your child is entering grades 3-8 and struggles with writing or is reluctant to write, Writing Matters, our one-week program, would be a good fit.

My child will be entering Kindergarten in September of 2013. Is he 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 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

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available. Contact the Writing Camp Coordinator by email at riwp@ric.edu for information.

Where do your camps take place?

We use classrooms in several buildings on the Rhode Island College campus including Henry Barnard School and Craig-Lee Hall.

Who teaches the students?

Our Youth Programs are staffed by experienced local teachers who are members of 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 in our Summer Writing Camp is limited to 22. Class size for Writing Matters is limited to 6. Students are grouped based on their grade level. Depending on enrollment, levels are sometimes combined.

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 from Writing Matters promptly at 11:00 and from Summer Writing Camp promptly at12:00.

How will I know that my registration information has been received?

You will receive an information packet by mail before the program begins.

Page last updated: April 19, 2013