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WordsWorth 2017


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.

Week 1 (ages 12 – 14): July 9 – 14, 2017: $530
Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16 – 21, 2017: $530
Week 3 (ages 14 – 19): July 23 – 28, 2017: $530 – SOLD OUT
Two-Week Option (ages 14 – 19): July 16 – 28, 2017: $995 – SOLD OUT

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Week 3 and the two-week option are now sold out. Please contact us at [email protected] to be added to a waiting list.

Cancellation Policy
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


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]:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Include a sample of your creative writing, maximum 1000 words.


WordsWorth 2016 Video

Check out this video made at last year’s camp 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!


The WGA is grateful to the following:


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