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Writing & Thinking Workshop

A Creative Writing Camp for Teens

The Writing and Thinking Workshop will be on hiatus for Summer 2022. We recommend that you consider applying to the Young Writers Workshop, which, like our program, is affiliated with the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking.
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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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