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Writing & Thinking Workshop

A Creative Writing Camp for Teens

High school students can join a supportive community of young creative writers in our residential summer program on the beautiful North Shore of Chicago. 

We regret to announce that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Writing and Thinking Workshop has been canceled. 

Posing in front of the gorgeous Chicago skyline.

Our Writing Program

Students writing

In our residential summer program for high school students, you will hone your creative writing skills in workshops led by an Associate of the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking.

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Writing In and Around Chicago 

wtw students on a water taxi on the Chicago River

You will be a short train ride from Chicago where you may explore and write at such places as the Art Institute of ChicagoMillennium Park, and the Improv Olympics Theater — all with young writers who share your interests. 

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Our Campus

With its 100 acres of wooded areas and walking paths, a mile from the Lake Michigan shore, the Lake Forest College campus offers an ideal setting for a summer, residential program for young writers. 


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