YWP Youth Writing Camp

Dates: July 11-15, 2022
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Youth Writing Camp Showcase on Friday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Gaines Hall
Cost: Early bird commuter (through May 30) $275
Regular commuter (after May 30) $300
Early bird resident (through May 30) $725
Regular resident (after May 30) $750
Residents will check in on the evening of Sunday, July 10, 2022 
Grades: 5-12 (in Fall 2022)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman


Do you have a budding writer in your family or perhaps a child in need of a creative outlet?

The Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp is a multi-day "unschooled" writing workshop for youth entering grades 5-12. Campers will write in multiple genres and share their writing within a supportive community of peers and licensed educators--the Yellowstone Writing Project teacher consultants.

The program includes writing on the move, writing games, and guidance and feedback throughout the writing process. The camp is led by Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) teachers and junior counselors.


Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Early bird commuter $275 (through May 30, 2022)
Regular commuter $300 (after May 30, 2022)
Early bird resident $725 (through May 30, 2022)
Regular resident $750 (after May 30, 2022)

Please pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Youth Writing (grades 5-12) Camp Showcase

Join your child and the Yellowstone Writing Project team for the Youth Writing Camp Showcase in 101 Gaines Hall on the MSU campus on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating our youth writers and some of their work from this week.

Residents: What to Bring

  • Cooler Lunch Bag
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Your favorite writing utensil
  • Book to read

Residents will be checking in on the evening of Sunday, July 10, 2022, actual time TBD. Dinner will not be served on Sunday, July 10 with the camp so please eat before you come. Residents will be staying on campus in an MSU residence hall. 

The resident fee includes the cost of housing for one person in a supervised, double occupancy residence hall room for five nights, five breakfasts, five (sack) lunches, and four dinners in the campus dining hall. It also includes workshop tuition, all group activities, and a t-shirt.

Additional items to bring will be shared via email to resident participant’s email account that is used when registered.

Commuters: What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Your favorite writing utensil

Refunds and Cancellations

During the next few months, families may cancel at any time for a full refund due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

YWP may also decide to cancel summer writing camp, and, of course, if we do, we will issue full refunds to all participants affected.

About YWP

Based in the Department of English at Montana State University, the Yellowstone Writing Project is comprised of teachers who write and writers who teach. YWP offers teachers immersive professional development experiences, hosts an annual writing conference, and sustains a community of writers. YWP celebrates student writing and students as authors, particularly with the Youth Writing Camp and the International Youth Silent Film competition.

For More Information

Call (406) 994-6550 or (866) 540-5660 (toll free). Or e-mail ContinuingEd@montana.edu.