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 10th!

All RAWK staff and volunteers 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 26th–30th
Youth Leadership Camp for High School aged youth
(applications are now closed)

July 10th–14th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 4th & 5th grade

July 17th–21st
Summer Writing Camp for rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

July 24th–28th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 4th & 5th grade

July 31st–August 4th
Summer Writing Camp for rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

Youth Leadership Camp for High School-Aged Youth

Youth Leadership Camp 2023 will take place Monday, June 26th–Friday, June 30th from 1–5pm daily.

Youth will spend the week of June 26th–30th with RAWK Executive Director Dr. Kandace Lavender, focusing on exploring and honing their leadership and writing skills.
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 of camp will receive a $400 stipend that honors the time and energy they have given to their community.

Applications for Youth Leadership Camp are now closed.
High school aged youth who are interested in engaging with RAWK this summer in other capacities can complete the form below

Mark Your Calendars for a very special RAWK Reads 10 YEAR RAWKiversary Block Party!

Thursday, August 10th – 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

At this annual celebration we’ll release the 2023 Summer Anthologies and our freshly published authors will be invited to read and celebrate their work with family and friends. We will be celebrating TEN YEARS of RAWK programs!!

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.