Have adventures! Think and write outside the box! Get on your feet and Explore This isn’t your average writing experience. Live what you write, play games, make friends, and have the time of your life with a pen in your hand (other writing implements welcome as well)!


Why not take a writing workshop when school is out and improve your writing skills? Lots of fun subjects to choose from! All grades and skill levels welcome.

Workshops run from 9:00-3:00. $60.00 for AWCS Members or $70.00 for Non-Members.

July 10 – MAKE A MOVIE – with Kim Firmston Write, plan, film, and edit a movie all in one day and then upload it to YouTube on the RIO TV channel so you can show your friends and family. Don’t forget the red carpet awards at the end of the day. Fun times! See last year’s creation HERE

July 24 –  MADNESS, MYSTERY, MAYHEM! with Erin Vance –  Write stories and characters that thrill and scare you. Find for your inner Sherlock Holmes or Jake Peralta while searching for clues

August 7- WORLD BUILDING with Dania Idriss – Spend the day learning the elements of genre and effective world-building, primarily Science Fiction and Fantasy (we will also be looking briefly at comic books) and apply those elements to their writing. Experiment in creating your own imaginative worlds!

August 14 – CHARACTER BOOT CAMP – with Suzy Vadori Characters make the story, and writers get to make the characters. Personality, actions, appearance, emotions… so many layers go into making characters what we imagine in our minds. In this creative camp, we’ll learn tips and tricks to make our characters jump off the page and run down the street! 



Have a kid writer? Why not let them enjoy the summer with these super fun, active, and adventurous camps where they can explore all kinds of writing and wordplay! This camp is great for all levels of writers, from novice to hardcore. Participants will explore language, enjoy the company of other writers, get outside,  and learn to do things they never thought possible! Shenanigans guaranteed!

What are you waiting for? Register today!

We offer two camps:

  • Summer Writing Adventures for ages 9-13 – Unlocking the Secrets  – with Suzy Vadori 

    Explore different genres of writing with Themed Days! From non-fiction to the fantastic, mystery to playwriting, get to know how a story arc weaves its way through all our writing. Together we’ll build believable characters and vivid settings in a supportive environment.

    Writers will discover their own writing voice and unique style throughout our immersive week, with the chance to create a story of their choosing, as well as write and perform a group play for their peers. Each day of camp, there will be indoor and outdoor activities that will get our creative juices flowing and build excitement about the writing process. Each camper will receive one-on-one coaching from a professional writer during the week to help them along their writing journey. All levels of writers welcome.


  • Teen Writing Camp for ages 13-17 – Myth, Magic, and Monsters – with Dania Idriss 
    Draw inspiration from classic tales in order to create something new! Stories
  •  have helped us make sense of our world for centuries, and many of those old myths and folktales are still around today. The world has changed since the Ancient Greeks told their stories about their Gods, or since the Brother’s Grimm collected their tales, but these stories hold a place in our collective imagination. Elements of these old tales still leave traces in today’s literature, as writers build onto the worlds created by our predecessors. Writers from J.R.R Tolkien and J.K Rowling, to Neil Gaiman and Catherynne M. Valente have made use of mythology and folklore in order to create their own fantastic stories and worlds.
    Over the course of this week, the students will learn a new myth or folktale from around the world each day. Then write their own stories (or poems) using myths, motifs, and characters in new and original works. All levels of writers welcome.