Write on Sports

Montclair State University

A Literacy Enrichment Program

Eligible students are rising 7th and 8th graders.

We use sports as the theme as a way to connect with students in an authentic and meaningful way. During camp, we turn the students into sports writers to strengthen their writing and literacy skills.  Students pick a theme of their choice (related to sports) and identify a project including a feature article or fiction story.  They will also work on a multimedia project, either a video or a podcast episode. Another feature of camp is the Guest Days; bringing in professional journalists (from TV, radio and print media outlets) and athletes (ranging from college, professional and retired professionals).  We include a sports related field trip.

Montclair State University (MSU) serves as a central location for hosting multiple Write on Sports summer sports writing camp programs. Specifically, the MSU location has partnered with public and private schools in the greater North Jersey area. This location has limited space per session.

Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043

Programs Offered

Summer Camp

Dates: Session One July 8 - 19, 2024
Session Two July 22-August 2, 2024
Session Three July 8-25, Monday - Thursday (No Fridays)
Time: 9am-3pm

Eligibility: Rising 7-8 graders

Tuition: Free, lunch and all supplies are included

“I remember the first time I walked through those doors, I was nervous but about the fourth day, everything changed. Now it’s the last day – it’s like I don’t want to leave.”


Andy Beutel
Education Program Director
Andy Beutel has been working with Write on Sports since 2007. As the Assistant Program Director of WoS, he helps update and adapt the curriculum as well as provide consultation and feedback for after-school programs and affiliates. He is also the Lead Teacher for the two summer camps held at Montclair State University. He is a veteran middle school social studies teacher who has written and presented about curriculum and pedagogy.

Great futures start here: YOU can make a difference!

Write on Sports works with at-risk middle school students to improve their creative writing skills by tapping into their passion for sports at our writing programs.