Below are some answers to frequently asked questions by parents and teachers. If you can’t find an answer to your question below, send us an email.
About the camp. Every summer, Page 15 holds five, week-long creative writing camps for students entering grades 2 through 12. We take all kinds of students, from natural born writers, to students who struggle with language arts. Over the course of each week, students will learn the elements of storytelling while engaging with editors, authors, illustrators, songwriters and other creative professionals. Younger grades also partake in crafts while older grades engage in various creative writing activities and games. By the end of camp students will have produced an original work of fiction, and be able to take their story home in a bound, professionally illustrated book.
Is lunch provided? Yes.
Where is the camp held? Our 2013 location will be announced soon.
How do I enroll my child? Your child must first be nominated. Students are chosen to attend the camp by their language arts and reading teachers based on financial and educational need. If your child is nominated they will be given an information packet that urges you to 1) call / email to reserve a space and 2) send in the signed permission slip and $20 refundable deposit (this is to ensure attendance and is returned at the end of camp, or can be donated to Page 15). More detailed information will be included in the packet you receive.
How much does it cost? Nominated students attend camp for free thanks to community sponsorships.
What if my child is not nominated, or does not attend a school that participates in the nomination process? There are 2 spaces held in each camp for “open enrollment.” The cost is $250. You can download the open enrollment form [coming soon] and follow the instructions on the form.
I am a teacher and want to nominate my student, how do I do that? If you teach at one of the eligible schools listed on the right, you should receive an email or paper copy of our nomination instructions the first week of May. If you teach at one of these schools and have not received this info, here it is:
Email the following information to Phil by Friday May 17, 2013
- Student’s first/last name
- Student’s current grade & school
- Parent or Guardian first/last name
- Phone and/or email contact (if available)
- A short explanation for why you’re nominating each student (economic need, academic need, love of writing/creativity)
How many students can I nominate? Up to 5 students.
Note for teachers and parents: Because of the volume of nominations we receive each year, not every student who is nominated will necessarily receive a permission slip for camp. It is important that teachers follow the nomination instructions above, especially the “reason for nominating” each student.