Writing camp planned for summer

West Shore will be hosting its first writing camp, Write Now!, during the summer.

“The idea of writing camp has been discussed for a while,” said English teacher Lisa Rehm. “Dr. [Twila] Patten spearheaded the initiative.”

The camp, hosted by Rehm and fellow teachers Mary Mason and Amanda Kopp, is geared towards students in grades seven through 10.

“Various elements of writing will be explored in a fun and interactive manner,” Rehm said.

Incoming seventh-graders with learn additional information to help better prepare them for West Shore.

“It’s going to give them a general idea first of all about the campus,” seventh-grade English teacher Susan Woyshner said. “Secondly, it will give them some initiation as far as what West Shore is looking for with their writing skills.”

The four-day session is designed to provide students with experiences in writing supports an conventions, as well as strengthening writing abilities in general, making the student feel more comfortable as a writer.

“Students who enjoy writing will have an opportunity to write,” she said. “Students who wish to improve writing skills will have the opportunity to do that to.”

Sessions will be held June 18-21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students should bring a bagged lunch each day.

Rehm said each day will be themed with several activities. There will also be time for students to reflect on their work and share with others.

“Aside from the fun activities, we currently have a celebration planned for the last day of the camp,” she said.

The cost for the camp is $85. Applications for the camp can be found on Edline and should be turned into the front office with the check attached.

For more information, contact Lisa Rehm at [email protected]