Summer Programs


RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps take a deep dive into exploring and growing the power of each of our beautiful and distinctive voices. Youth will reflect on and celebrate their own unique identities while investigating various writing styles and different mediums for sharing our stories.

As weather permits, we will take walks to explore our neighborhood and look for inspiration while practicing our observational skills.

All participants will have their writing published in our annual summer anthology and will be invited to share their work with the community at our end-of-the-summer publication release party – RAWK Reads, on Thursday, August 18th!

All RAWK staff, volunteers, and workshop participants will be required to wear masks during all programs.

this registration includes medical care consent and media releases that must be completed by a parent or guardian

RAWK Summer Camp Schedule

All Summer Camps will take place Monday–Friday from 1–5pm daily.

June 27th–July 1st
Youth Leadership Camp for High School aged youth

July 11th–15th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 4th & 5th grade

July 18th–22nd
Summer Writing Camp for rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

July 25th–29th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 4th & 5th grade

August 1st–5th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

Youth Leadership Camp for High School-Aged Youth

Youth Leadership Camp 2022 will take place Monday, June 27th–Friday, July 1st from 1–5pm daily. After completing this week of workshop and training, Youth Leaders will assist with one week of RAWK Summer Writing Camps. Leaders who complete both weeks will receive a stipend of $250.

Youth Leadership Camp applicants must also have a parent or guardian complete the registration form above.

The Youth Leadership Camp application period is now closed. Thank you for your interest. If you are a high school aged youth interested in connecting with RAWK this summer, please send an email to info@readandwritekzoo.org to learn about other opportunities.

Mark Your Calendars for our RAWK Reads Block Party!

Thursday, August 18th – Time TBA

At this annual celebration we’ll release the 2022 Summer Anthologies and our freshly published authors will be invited to read and celebrate their work with family and friends.

Since 2021, RAWK Reads has come home to the Vine neighborhood and we’ll be celebrating right in our own “backyard”! Stay tuned for more details.