NIU Creative Writing Junior High Camp

NIU Creative Writing Junior High Camp 

July 14 - 19, 2019 

For campers entering grades 5 - 8 

Residential camp

Are you a creative mind? Join Creative Writing Junior High Camp to sharpen your skills in writing stories, poetry, and screenplays! Our highly qualified counselors and guest speakers will lead you in growing as a writer, through engaging workshops and activities. Be inspired by joining our group of talented young writers who are driven to express themselves through writing. As a “junior” camp, this camp is designed for young adolescents and our counselors are supportive and experienced in working with the middle-level student. At CWC Jr, you are sure to grow as a writer and to learn how to:

  • Overcome the emotional filters that block inspiration

  • Write your experiences to create engaging stories

  • Create conflicts that resonate with all people

  • Write dialogue in different voices

  • Create action scenes more vivid than a movie

  • Make your readers laugh out loud with your wit

  • Give your readers chills with your poetic truths

In addition to writing workshops and structured writing time with talented counselors and guests, this camp will offer time for community building and social development with other young writers. The week will close with a lunch reception for campers and their families in which campers will read from their best work.

Camp Director

Troy Doetch, Jr is a dedicated teaching professional and writer. He holds a Master’s of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University, where he published his non-fiction in the Northern Star as a writer and editor and taught Rhetoric and Composition in the First-Year Composition Program. With high ratings as a teacher of college, high school, and middle school students, Troy is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education to teach English, Social Science, and English as a Second Language. He has spoken publicly on his work at the Chicago Competency-Based Education Symposium, the Illinois State University Connections Conference, the Midwestern Conference on Literature, the Allerton English Articulation Conference. Currently, he teaches English and Public Speaking at North Boone High School, in Poplar Grove.


Early Bird Special before 4/1/19: $675

Standard 4/2/19 – 5/31/19: $695

After 6/1/19: $725

A $25 discount is available to NIU employees, families sending more than one camper or campers attending more than one camp.

For more information contact Mark Pietrowski: call 815-753-1456 or email

Sunday, July 14

NIU Campus and Residential Hall

Event Type

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General Public, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students



Early Bird Special before 4/1/19: $675 Standard 4/2/19 – 5/19/19: $695 After 5/19/19: $725 A $25 discount is available to NIU employees, families sending more than one camper or campers attending more than one camp.

NIU Continuing and Professional Education
Contact Name

Mark Pietrowski

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