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.

2024 Fargo Camp

Camp #1: June 24-28
Camp #2: August 5-9
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 2023 camp will include both an in-person (at NDSU) and a virtual option. Lodging is not provided.

$230 in-person fee includes daily snacks and lunch. The fee for virtual participants is $180. 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


There will also be a grades 4-6 camp this year. Dates for this camp are June 17-20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. This camp cost is $100 for in-person or virtual. Scholarships will be full or half.

Fargo Camp: Sponsored by North Dakota State University English Department

Required Forms

Please fill out the following three forms.  When the forms are completed, please scan and email to Jamee Larson.

  1. Social Media Release Form
  2. Camp Parental Permission Form
  3. Creative Writing Camp Interest Survey


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