Announcing Our 2016 Writing Camps

Announcing our 2016 Chippewa River Writing Camps!

CRWP Youth Camp ImageThe 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 four different camp opportunities, three 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.”

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.

Enrollment this summer is limited to 20 participants in each camp, so sign up now using our secure web form.

All registrations must be complete by June 10, 2016. Should you need to cancel your registration, we will accept cancellations with a full refund through June 10, 2016, after which we will charge a $20 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks, at, or the camp directors listed on the PDFs.

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

2016 Camps
CRWP Portland Youth Brochure 2016 CRWP Summer Youth Brochure 2016 CRWP Summer MS Brochure 2016
CRWP Portland Youth Brochure 2016 CRWP Summer Youth Brochure 2016 CRWP Summer MS Brochure 2016
Register for our Portland Elementary Camp, June 13-17, 2016 Register for our CMU Elementary Camp, June 20-23, 2016 Register for our Middle School Camp, June 20-23, 2016

Register for our High School Camp, June 20-23, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Beaver Island PD Institute

2016 Beaver Island Institute Flyer (Final)Experience a unique, one-week (August 14 – 19, 2016) field experience at CMU’s Biological Station on Beaver Island of Lake Michigan. Study ecosystems, technology, and strategies for integrating reading, writing, critical thinking into the classroom. Working in pairs or small teams, this workshop is designed for educators based in the same middle school (grades 6-8).


2016 Beaver Island Institute Flyer (Final)

Participate in:

  • Individual and small group work
  • Field activities to promote discussion and collaboration
  • Science and literary activities
  • Collaborative, inquiry-based units identifying key standards from the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Literacy Standards, and ISTE NETS (technology) standards
  • A series of appropriate lessons, labs, and activities for the 2016-17 school year
  • Integrative teaching practices to integrate mobile technologies (smartphones and tablets, as well as apps) into teaching and as a learning tool for students?
Applicants are accepted from the following counties: 
  • Arenac
  • Bay
  • Clare
  • Gladwin
  • Gratiot
  • Isabella
  • Midland
  • Saginaw

Apply by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016

Teachers will be notified by mid-April.?? SCECHs and graduate credit will be available at additional cost (pending approval).

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Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Chippewa River Writing Project
Sponsored by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation