WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in the creative and diverse world of writing. Guided by established and respected artist-instructors, writers will experience writing through fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, film making, monologue and nonfiction. But the experiences don’t begin and end with the classes, WordsWorth is a place where young writers come together to celebrate writing through friendship, campfires, concerts, open mic sessions, hikes, haikus and rousing games of Death Polo in the pool.
WordsWorth 2018: Kamp Kiwanis, Bragg Creek, AB
WordsWorth 2018 - We have dates!
July 15 - 20, 2018 - Week 1 - Ages 11-14
July 22 - 27, 2018 - Week 2 - Ages 15-19
July 29 - August 3, 2018 - Week 3 - Ages 14-19
Drop-Off: Please aim to be at Kamp Kiwanis at 3:00 pm on the Sunday of your week at WordsWorth. Dorms will be assigned at that time. Registration will begin at 4:00 pm, where participants will select courses, meet the Creative Team and other writers and choose their dorm rooms. The remainder of the day will be devoted to awesome literacy- related, let’s-get-this-week-rolling activities.
Pick-Up: Parents and guests are invited to our final WordsWorth Camp Life Sampler Platter on the Friday of your week at camp. The experience runs from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Tell your parents to be prepared to get involved in camp activities that you sign them up for. Refreshments will be served.
Check out this video made at WordsWorth 2016 by the WEEK 2 COMMERCIAL JAM POD.
Special thanks to Sam Pelkey and Jay Lewis for the music and WordsWorth instructor and director of Reality is Optional Creative Kids' Programming, Kim Firmston. Thanks so much, everyone!
This video of WordsWorth 2017 was put together by the WGA's 2017 Summer Intern, Mike Maguire, using photos provided by Kim Firmston.
WordsWorth Photo Albums
Here are some photos from WordsWorth 2017, courtesy of Kim Firmston. Hope to see you all at WordsWorth 2018!
And have a look at THESE PHOTOS from WordsWorth 2016 - courtesy of the amazing Jay Lewis! Thanks so much, Jay!
Inclusivity at WordsWorth
Wordsworth is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and diverse learning community that allows the campers to learn and interpret the world in which we live through dialogue, social interaction and hands-on activities.
A limited number of bursaries are available for participants in financial need. We can typically offer 25% to 75% off the WordsWorth registration fee depending on need and availability. To apply for a WordsWorth bursary, please send the following to [email protected]:
- Describe why it is important for you to attend WordsWorth. This must be in the participant’s own words, not written by a parent or guardian.
- Briefly explain your financial situation (no documentation required), how a bursary would help you attend, and how much of the registration fee you need to bursary to cover. This may be written by either the participant or a parent/guardian.
- Include a sample of your creative writing, maximum 1000 words.
|If you cancel:||You will receive:|
|On or before June 9, 2017||100% of the registration fees refunded minus a nonrefundable $50 administration fee|
|June 10 – June 23, 2017||50% of the registrations fees refunded minus a nonrefundable $50 administration fee|
|After June 23, 2017||No refund|
Photos on this page used with permission from Kim Firmston.