Summer 2014 Youth Camps

Announcing our 2014 Chippewa River Writing Camps!

Marcia and CamperThe Chippewa River Writing Project aims to provide youth and fellow community members with unique opportunities to write and learn about themselves as writers.

This summer, we are pleased to offer three different camp opportunities, two on CMU’s campus and one in Portland.

Together we’ll be sharing a love for writing. Let your child join us on an exciting journey through engaging activities as we live out our “writerly lives.” Enrollment this summer is limited to 20 participants in each camp.

Sign up now using our secure web form

Your enrollment cost will provide transportation and admission to field trips, snacks, a writer’s journal, camp T-shirt, and a copy of our camp anthology, commemorating our published works. We ask that students  bring their own lunch each day.

Also, this year we are able to offer scholarships. The registration cost for each camper is $100, which helps to cover expenses associated with staffing, instructional materials, and souvenirs. To ensure that all interested children can participate, however, partial scholarships are available to ANY family who chooses to use one. Details are available on the registration page for each camp.

All registrations must be complete by June 15, 2014. Should you need to cancel your registration, we will accept cancellations with a full refund through June 15, 2014, after which we will charge a $20 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks, at

For more information, select the PDF version of our flyers.

CRWP Portland Youth Brochure 2014  CRWP Summer Youth Brochure 2014 CRWP Middle School Camp Flyer 2014
CRWP Portland Youth Brochure 2014 (PDF) CRWP Summer Youth Brochure 2014 (PDF) CRWP Middle School Camp Flyer 2014 (PDF)
Register for our Portland Elementary Camp, June 23rd to 27th, 2014 Register for our CMU Camp, June 23rd to 26th, 2014 Register for our Middle School Camp, June 23rd to 26th, 2014


Chippewa River Writing Camp Feature from CMU News

New Book by CRWP Teacher and Director Released

Chippewa River Writing Project teacher consultant, Jeremy Hyler, and Director Troy Hicks release a new book this week from Routledge – Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools. The book’s description, from the Routledge website, states:

Create Compose Connect CoverFind out how to incorporate digital tools into your English language arts class to improve students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a lesson engaging; it’s about helping students become effective creators and consumers of information in today’s fast-paced world. You’ll learn how to use mobile technologies to teach narrative, informational, and argument writing as well as visual literacy and multimodal research. Each chapter is filled with exciting lesson plans and tech tool suggestions that you can take back to your own classroom immediately.

 Along with a companion blog and wiki,  the book has been featured in a variety of education-related blogs including this post today from MiddleWeb, a webinar last week with 1to1 Technology, and through Jeremy’s post on Teach Thought.
This summer, Hyler and Hicks will lead a one-week institute related to the book at CMU in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Troy Hicks for more information.