2014 Summer
Youth Camps







This session is a true writing workshop in which writers create and share their own writing. Writers may work on any aspect of writing they would like to pursue with a master teacher of 30+ years' experience to guide them. The course content is tailored to individual needs and interests. Daily readings from writers, famous and otherwise, are included. We will take a close look at the craft of writing and at the writing process. Personal journals, previously-written pieces, and/or ideas for writing are welcomed.

Click here to learn more about the High School Writers Workshop.

This camp is for students entering grades 9-12.

Instructor: George VanDoren

Mr. VanDoren is a teacher-consultant with the Lehigh Valley Writing Project, an adjunct professor at Moravian College, and a volunteer news writer for WDIY, the Lehigh Valley's local National Public Radio affiliate. He has taught middle school and high school English for many years, mainly in the Bethlehem Area School District, and served as BASD Coordinator for English Language Arts. Mr. VanDoren has bachelors and masters degrees in English from Lehigh University. He became an LVWP Fellow in 2008 and loves sharing his passion for writing with students and teachers. He enjoys reading, writing, working out, playing trumpet in several musical groups, and rooting for the Iron Pigs.

All camps will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley, PA.

To arrange extended care or Air Products busing, please call 610-285-5058 after you have registered online or mark it on the mail-in registration form.

Returning campers who refer a new camper will receive a 20% discount on their registration. New and returning campers each receive the 20% discount!

Please call Carol Buddock at 610-285-5058 for details on the discounted registration fee.

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project is a member site of the National Writing Project. The NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving educators across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.

Extended care option available mornings beginning at 8 a.m. and afternoons until 5:30 p.m. M-Th and 5:00 p.m. Fridays.

Busing is available if you work at Air Products. If using Air Products busing, campers must be scheduled for both morning and afternoon camp.