Why Camp with Us?

At Writing Symphony, we believe that communication is a super power. 

When students can express themselves effectively through words, they stand out from the crowd. Admissions officers agree that capable writers produce stronger college applications. The writing-intensive curriculum of many high school AP and honors classes often prevents students from excelling or even enrolling. We’re proud to offer a proven methodology that helps all students - reluctant writers, English Language Learners and gifted communicators alike - master the craft of academic writing and public speaking.


 

public speaking - choose your own adventure!

The greatest leaders of our time are also some of the best speakers. Master the craft of public speaking this summer through fun, engaging themes. Negotiate global treaties as a UN delegate or become the next YouTube sensation. Students will learn skills such as storytelling, impromptu speaking, prepared speeches and effective body language.

Camp Themes

  • Session 1 - Be a Storytelling Captain Marvel
  • Session 2 - The Great Debate!
  • Session 3 - Join the Model fUN!
  • Session 4 - TEDx Apex – Get on YOUTube

Ages:

  • Elementary Camp - Grades 3-5
  • Middle School Camp - Grades 6-8
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Session Date Time Location Camp Name Price
Session 1 6/24 - 7/3 8day 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Public Speaking + Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking + 3D Design & Printing
$790
Session 2 7/8 - 7/19 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Public Speaking + Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking + Summer Writing Intensive
  • Public Speaking + SSAT Writing
  • Public Speaking + VR Storytelling
$990
Session 3 7/22 - 8/2 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Public Speaking + Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking + Summer Writing Intensive
  • Public Speaking + SSAT Writing
  • Public Speaking + Coding
$990
Session 4 8/5 - 8/16 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Public Speaking + Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking + Summer Writing Intensive
  • Public Speaking + SSAT Writing
  • Public Speaking + 3D Design and Printing
$990



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Creative Writing & STorytelling

Unleash your imagination while honing your skills as a writer. Students will explore different types of fiction and non-fiction creative writing, including short stories and personal essays. We’ll learn how to bring characters to life, develop an effective plotline and command the English language through word choice and style. Students interested in taking their writing to the next level will learn about local competitions, publication opportunities and how to share their work in online formats such as digital books, websites, and blogs. At the end of the week, students will see their original work come to life in a professionally-printed writing portfolio.

Camp Takeaways:

  • Adopt narrative structural models
  • Master stylistic techniques such as sensory details
  • Improve sentence mechanics and fluency
  • Learn 45+ vocabulary words for storytelling
  • TWS “Creative Writing” Course Pack with Stylistic Techniques & Vocabulary Reference Guides
  • Produce All-Camp Writing Portfolio

Ages:

  • Elementary Camp - Grades 3-5
  • Middle School Camp - Grades 6-8

Session Date Time Location Camp Name Price
Session 1 6/24 - 7/3 8day 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Creative Writing + Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing + 3D Design & Printing
$790
Session 2 7/8 - 7/19 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Creative Writing + Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing + VR Storytelling
  • Creative Writing + Kungfu
$990
Session 3 7/22 - 8/2 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Creative Writing + Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing + Coding
  • Creative Writing + Kungfu
$990
Session 4 8/5 - 8/16 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Creative Writing + Public Speaking
  • Creative Writing + 3D Design and Printing
  • Creative Writing + Kungfu
$990
Session 5 8/19 - 8/31 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Creative Writing + VR Storytelling
$990


summer writing intensive

Writing is an essential skill that many students often fail to develop during the academic school year due to large class sizes and limited teacher feedback. Capped at just 8 students per class, this intensive camp will help your child gain the English Language Arts skills they need to succeed in middle school, high school, college and beyond.

Build your foundation as an effective writer! We’re excited to offer our popular academic writing program in an accelerated format over the summer. Students will receive the same number of instructional hours as our school year classes. Intensive camps are offer for those who want to take a school year trimester in the summer.

Camp Takeaways

  • Adopt academic structural models such as outlining, summarizing and synthesizing research references
  • Master stylistic techniques such as multi-clausal sentences
  • Improve sentence mechanics and fluency
  • Learn 45+ academic vocabulary words
  • TWS “Writer’s Toolkit” Course Pack with Style, Grammar & Vocabulary Reference Guides

Ages:

  • Largo Levels I, II, III — Grades 3-4
  • Echo Levels I, II, III — Grades 5-6
  • Allegro Levels I, II, III — Grades 7-8
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Session Date Time Location Camp Name Price
Session 2 7/8 - 7/19 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Public Speaking
  • Summer Writing Intensive + VR Storytelling
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Kungfu
$990
Session 3 7/22 - 8/2 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Public Speaking
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Coding
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Kungfu
$990
Session 4 8/5 - 8/16 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Public Speaking
  • Summer Writing Intensive + 3D Design and Printing
  • Summer Writing Intensive + Kungfu
$990


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SSAT Writing Test Prep

Is your student applying to private schools? This camp combines test-taking strategies with subject instruction to help students achieve their highest possible exam scores. Students will learn to outline, boost vocabulary and complete timed exercises for the Writing portion of the SSAT.

Camp Takeaways

  • Master the strategy for timed essays on the SSAT
  • Instructor-Scored Essays
  • Learn 45+ SSAT vocabulary words
  • Exam Prep Book with Practice Questions

Ages:

  • Elementary Level - Entering Grades 3-4
  • Middle Level - Entering Grades 5 - 7

Session Date Time Location Camp Name Price
Session 2 7/8 - 7/19 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Public Speaking
  • SSAT Writing Prep + VR Storytelling
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Kungfu
$990
Session 3 7/22 - 8/2 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Public Speaking
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Coding
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Kungfu
$990
Session 4 8/5 - 8/16 2wks 9:30am - 3:30pm Blaze (Near Microsoft)
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Public Speaking
  • SSAT Writing Prep + 3D Design and Printing
  • SSAT Writing Prep + Kungfu
$990