2017 Young Writers Camps
No tests, no quizzes, and no grades are just some of the many ways Page 15 is unlike school. This camp is tailored to the uniqueness of each student. We encourage creative exploration and support our students throughout the creative writing process. And, most of all, we make writing fun!
What kinds of field trips will my child be taking?
Most camps will take walking “field trips” to visit the playground next door and other locations inside the UCF building for different writing activities. All walking “field trips” are supervised by no less than 4 camp coaches.
How do I apply for a financial scholarship for my child?
A limited number of scholarships are available in each week of camp and cover tuition, lunch, and supplies. Priority is given to students nominated by a teacher. If your child's teacher has not received nomination instructions, please have them email Page 15 directly with the information below. Once nominated, you will be asked to fill out our 3-question scholarship application form. Page 15 staff will review each application and get back to you within one week. Our goal is to ensure that every enrolled child who needs financial assistance receives a scholarship.
Do you offer sibling discount?
Page 15 offers a 10% sibling discount for the registration fee. For more information email@example.com
I am a teacher and want to nominate a student, how do I do that?
Teachers can nominate up to 3 students. Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, etc.)
Teachers can expect to receive permission slips for most of the students they nominate. Please keep an eye out for these after you’ve sent us nominations, because it is up to you to send your student home with this information, and thus notify the parent. Camps fill quickly, and nomination does not guarantee a space in camps.
Where will camp be held?
This year, Page 15 has partnered with UCF to host its camps at the Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando at 500 Bentley St, Orlando, FL 32801. This location is home to a diverse group of teachers, learners and industry professionals in the digital media fields and Page 15 campers will have the opportunity to experience the expansive timeline of storytelling - from manual printing presses to virtual reality and video games.
How will pick-up and drop-off work?
Parents can drop-off/pick-up curbside in front of the building where volunteers will walk children to/from cars. Lot parking is also available directly across the street. Note: Livingston St. has been redirected and no longer passes directly in front of the UCF building. From Livingston, turn left onto Terry Ave, then left on Bentley St.
What time is drop off and pick up?
Early drop off begins at 8:30am every morning, and pick-up is no later than 1:00pm.
Do you offer after care?
Unfortunately we do not offer after care at this time.
What should my child bring to camp?
Page 15 provides campers with all camp supplies including journals, paper, pens, craft supplies, etc. Things you need to bring…
- Comfortable attire and tennis shoes.
- Children not purchasing camp lunches should bring a bagged lunch.
- Prescribed medication (if necessary)
- A good attitude and a creative brain!
Who is staffing the camp?
The staff is led by qualified teachers including Paul Driscoll and Michelle Riddle and supported by students from UCF's MFA writing program. All staff members have successfully completed a mandatory background check.
Can I purchase an additional copy of my child’s book?
Yes! This year, additional copies of your child’s book can be ordered for purchase.
2017 CAMP SCHEDULE:
Monday – Friday :: 9am – 12:30
June 5 – 9 :: (Rising 2nd-3rd graders) July 10 – 14 :: (Rising 2nd-3rd graders)
June 12 – 16 :: (Rising 4th-5th graders) July 17 – 21 :: (Rising 4th-5th graders)
June 19 – 23 :: (Rising 6th-8th graders) July 24 – 28 :: (Rising 6th-8th graders)
June 26 – 30 :: (Rising 9th-12th graders)
Step 1: Reserve your space in camp
- Option #1: Select camp below to register and pay. Once completed, we’ll send you a permission form for you child and instructions on where to mail it.
- Option #2: Call or email Page 15 to reserve a space in camp. Once completed, we’ll send you a permission form for your child and instructions on where to mail it along with payment.
Step 2: Download the permission form which will be emailed upon reservation in camp; complete and return to Page 15.
Tuition: $180 per student (not including lunch).
Sibling Discount: When registering 2 or more students you will receive a 5% discount for every child. For more information email email@example.com
Scholarship: Full: $0. Scholarships include lunch.
Young writers are welcome to bring their lunches from home, or may sign up for daily lunches. Camp lunches are $30 for the week.
Page 15 offers a limited number of full scholarships during each week of camp. Scholarships cover tuition, lunches, and all supplies for camp. To apply, please download the simple scholarship application form and return back to Page 15 as soon as possible. Scholarships will be awarded and announced on Friday, May 12th, 2017. Because of the limited number of scholarships available priority is given to students who (1) have been nominated by a teacher, and (2) have not received a scholarship in prior years. For more information on scholarships, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you have already submitted your payment and need to withdraw your child from the program, refunds will be issued as follows:
Cancelling more than 2 weeks before camp: full refund will be applied less a 5% processing fee.
Cancelling 1 – 2 weeks before: full refund will be applied less a 20% cancellation fee.
Cancelling within 1 week: no refunds will be processed. For scholarships: For cancellation you will be charged $20 registration fee.