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Writing & Thinking Workshop

A Creative Writing Camp for Teens

Important Note: We plan to offer our usual two-week residential workshop in the summer of 2021, pending the evolving Covid-19 situation. If a residential program is not possible, we will offer an online, two-week version of the workshop, at substantially lower cost. Students already accepted for the 2021 residential workshop will be given preference for enrolling in this "virtual workshop."

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

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JUNE 13 – JUNE 26, 2021              Tuition: $2,050

There is no deadline. Applications are considered in the order they are received until the program is full.

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Our Writing Program

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

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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