Teen Creative Writing Camp

All students entering grades 7-12 may participate, regardless of skill level. Graduated seniors may participate as well. Daily sessions include fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, song writing, and cartooning.

Fargo Camp
Camp #1: June 27 - July 1, 2022
Camp #2: July 25 - 29, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bismarck Camp
August 3 - 5, 2022
August 3 and 4 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 5: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Study with professional writers and educators from North Dakota State University, North Dakota State College of Science and the University of North Dakota. The camp will culminate in a public reading.

In order to provide this opportunity to young artists across the state, and to accommodate for ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the 2022 camp will include both an in-person (at NDSU) and a virtual option. Lodging is not provided.

Fargo Camp: $200 in-person fee includes daily snacks and lunch. The fee for virtual participants is $150. Both costs include all materials, a camp t-shirt, and prize drawings.

Bismarck Camp: $100 in-person fee includes daily snacks and lunch.  The fee for virtual participants is $50. Both costs include all materials, a camp t-shirt, and prize drawings.

A limited number of scholarships are available, click here for an application. Contact camp director Jamee Larson at jamee.larson@ndsu.edu.

TO REGISTER FOR THE FARGO CAMP, VISIT https://northdakotastate-ndus.nbsstore.net/teen-creative-writing-camp
TO REGISTER FOR THE BISMARCK CAMP, VISIT https://northdakotastate-ndus.nbsstore.net/bismarck-teen-creative-writing-camp-copy
Fargo Camp: *Sponsored by North Dakota State University & the Red River Valley Writing Project
Bismarck Camp: *Sponsored by North Dakota State University & Bismarck State College

Required forms to attend the Teen Creative Writing Camp

Please fill out the following three forms.  When the forms are completed, please scan and email to jamee.larson@ndsu.edu.

Social Media Release Form

Camp Parental Permission Form

Creative Writing Camp Interest Survey

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