Summer Programs


VIRTUAL Summer Writing Camps!

RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps are going online/virtual, providing Kalamazoo County 4th-12th graders with positive and meaningful opportunities to write creatively about the profound social and cultural shifts we’re experiencing.

By working in various writing genres and exploring the significance of language and narrative, students will write about facing the uncertainties that challenge them, the difficult truths of the past still haunting the present, and how our strengths can help to create a safer future for everyone.

Each camper will meet virtually with the Camp leader and two assistants (summer interns) daily during one of three 40-minute group sessions. In addition, each camper will have a 20-minute individual session with one of the assistants during the latter half the week to discuss their ideas and writing in further detail for positive feedback and constructive suggestions for revision.

Students will be able to choose which Group and Individual Session time works best for them, and their writing will be published in this year’s summer anthology as we continue to support and amplify voices and experiences of Kalamazoo youth.

July 6th–10th  High School aged students
July 13th–17th  4th & 5th Grade
July 20th–24th  6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

*Camp Registration is now closed*


Child Working at Writing Workshop - Read and Write Kalamazoo

Registration for Virtual Summer Writing Camps is now closed.
Thank you to everyone for your patience as we adapt and learn together.

Students who don’t get to join us for camp can still write with us!

Our writing video series Prompt Prompts kicks off Wednesday, July 15th with a new video every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Click here to check out the Prompt Prompts page!

Everyone is invited to submit work on any topic for our upcoming publication – the Quarantine Anthology Project which will be released at our Virtual RAWK Reads celebration on August 20th.

Mark Your Calendars for a VIRTUAL RAWK Reads!

Thursday, August 20th – Time TBA
At this annual celebration we’ll release the 2020 Summer Anthologies and our freshly published authors will be invited to read and celebrate their work with family and friends!

For the health and safety of our community, this event will be held VIRTUALLY! More details to come.

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