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Writing & Thinking Workshop

A Creative Writing Camp for Teens

Because of the pandemic, Lake Forest College will not host residential programs this summer. As a result, we will offer a virtual Writing and Thinking Workshop for high school students. Although we are sorry we won’t see participants on campus, we know that, through the magic of writing together, we will create a dynamic and creative community! To inspire our writing, we also anticipate virtual outings to Chicago’s cultural attractions.

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Summer 2021

One-week option: JUNE 14 – JUNE 18                      Tuition: $500

Two-week option: JUNE 14 – 18  &  JUNE 21 – 25     Tuition: $950

Priority application deadline: May 21
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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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wtw students on a Chicago water taxi

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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