Write on Sports

Summer Camp

Write on Sports Summer Camp will return to in-person camps for 2022!

Camp will be in-person this year as well as a virtual option!

Each in-person session will be two weeks for a total of 10 days, Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.

The Virtual session will run July 5-28, Monday – Thursday, 10am-1pm ET

This is a day camp, not overnight.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications due by JUNE 24, 2022.

Eligibility

Current 6th – 7th grade

Cost

FREE

Questions?

Please contact Shannon Schmitt, Community Engagement Director
shannon@writeonsports.org

Dates and Locations

Camden

Camden

Dates: July 25 – August 5
Time: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
Location: Morgan Village Middle School

Eligible students must live or attend a Camden City School.

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Essex/Passaic

Montclair State University

Session 1
Dates: July 5-15, 2022

Eligible students must live or attend school in Orange, South Orange, or West Orange.

Session 2
Dates: July 18-29, 2022

Eligible students must live or attend school in Clifton or Hawthorne.

Per host site requirements, all participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination status.

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Essex

Newark

Session 1
Dates: July 5-15, 2022
Location: St Benedicts Prep

Session 2
Dates: July 18-29, 2022
Location: Prudential Center

Eligible students must live or attend school in Newark.

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Hudson

Kearny

Dates: July 2022
Location: Lincoln Middle School
Eligible students must live or attend school in Kearny.

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Union

Kean University

Dates: July 2022
Eligible students must live or attend school in the Hillside School District.

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Virtual

Dates: July 5-28, 2022
Monday – Thursday, 10am -1pm ET
Select “Virtual Camp” on the application

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Activities

Writing Program

The Write on Sports summer camp creates an opportunity for students to discover their voice and confidently write about their interests and points of view. We use sports as the theme as a way to connect with students in an authentic and meaningful way.

Projects

Students pick a theme of their choice (related to sports) and identify a project:

  • Feature story
  • Fiction story
  • Video
  • Podcast

Mentorship

Receive support and feedback on their chosen projects during scheduled small group or one-on-one meetings.



Guest Day

Participate in “Guest Day”, when guest athletes and journalists join in to speak about their profession and allow students to interview them directly, further developing their literacy and writing skills.

Showcase

Students present their final projects on the last day of camp to their peers, family, and friends. Their work is also shared online for a wider audience.

Testimonials