With summer right around the corner, local middle and high school students are getting ready for CampWrite UNC, a free, two-week day camp for aspiring authors and casual writers.
Since its founding in 2011, CampWrite UNC has helped hundreds of students improve their writing in a fun, nonjudgmental environment.
UNC senior and former CampWrite president Larissa Wood said the camp’s most important goal is to allow the campers to express themselves in creative ways.
“I think CampWrite is really cool because all of these local middle school and high school students who do like to write, and might not know that many other people that like to write in their own schools, get to come together and have a community that really supports their creative quirks and interests,” she said.
Senior Samuel Silverstein, who ran the 2017 camp, said a normal day at CampWrite begins with a short lesson from one of the counselors, followed by small group writing workshops, lunch and finally, the students’ favorite activity: reading their stories in front of all the campers.