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Teen Ink Summer Program (including Creative Writing) and Camp Guide for Teens
Our list of summer programs and camps has something for every teenager - especially for those looking for Creative Writing Programs. Explore, comment, or write a review on the great opportunities available on college campuses, nationwide, and overseas.
If you have attended one of our listed programs, please take a second to add a comment about your experience below. You can also write a longer review of any summer program, trip, or activity.
Featured Summer Programs
At California College of the Arts’ Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers who share your passion for art and design. You’ll take studio-focused, college-level courses to help make concepts and ideas into portfolio-ready pieces while earni...
Our Center for Global Youth Leadership offers two sessions of collaborative work and attracts innovative youth minds worldwide. Student cohorts bring their ideas, spirit, and energy to turn their unique perspectives into meaningful solutions for the challenges that face our commu...
Join us for our 2nd-8th grade online arts camp in July, taught by Chicago’s best professional working artists! Younger children get a sampling of Theater, Visual Arts, and Dance, while middle schoolers dedicate all day to one specific program. Check it out!
Rated a Top 50 “Best Pre-College Summer Program” by Value Colleges (2021). The Summer Pre-College Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey offers motivated students in grades 9 to 12 the opportunity to get a jump-start on earning college credits through engaging,...
Providing an artistic and educational experience like nowhere else, Interlochen Arts Academy offers students the chance to work, study and live in an international community of artists. Students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery and presentation oppo...
Make progress on your creative writing projects this summer with Juniper Young Writers Online! Produce new writing, explore different genres, and learn revision strategies in craft sessions, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with creative writing instructors. Choose a 1 or 2 wee...
Join us this summer to build your writing skills and unleash your creativity in a fun and unique environment of like-minded peers with a passion for writing. Our Young Writers Camp also offers traditional camp experiences like rock climbing, open mic night, campfires, and more!
Summer at the University of Pennsylvania delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate academic experience. Students explore dynamic subjects, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections during acc...
Are you a creative writer looking for a summer opportunity? Consider participating in our two-week Creative Writing Program on campus at Smith College. Students in this program learn a powerful approach to eliminate writer’s block and gain access to full creativity. Your time...
The Common Young Writers Program welcomes students to join us virtually for two weeks dedicated to the craft of writing fiction. Students will learn the building blocks of fiction (scene, character, plot, image) and be guided through the process of writing their own short stories...
Open to teens ages 13-19, Write the World's poetry programs and virtual summer camps invite writers to explore new genres, connect with peers across the globe, and learn from celebrated authors, editors, and educators as they work to share their writing with the world.