We look forward to summer 2021 when we can once again provide in-person camps with our youngest writers; virtual writing classes, unfortunately, are not developmentally appropriate for this age group. In the meantime, write, create, explore, read, and have fun!


See you in 2021.

Creative Writing Camps

The camps are one-week programs for writers entering grades 3-8 in the fall. The classes are grouped by grade level, limited to 18 students, and are led by credentialed teacher consultants with the San Jose Area Writing Project.

The hours are 9:00 am – 2:30 pm and we are unable to provide daycare in the afternoon. Students bring a snack and lunch.  Arts and crafts are offered at lunch time in addition to playground activities.

Camps are offered at two different locations!


Cumberland Creative Writing Camp

Cumberland Elementary School | 824 Cumberland Dr, Sunnyvale


St. Victor Creative Writing Camp

St. Victor School | 3150 Sierra Rd, San Jose

These are a fun week of camp-style writing classes designed for elementary students to develop their imaginative skills and hone their craft for writing fiction or creative nonfiction. Students learn how writers draw on research and real experience for their stories. They experiment with various formats, i.e. cartoons, online articles, scripts, etc. Teachers confer to give feedback while workshops are in progress.


Pricing for 2019

$300 – Early Bird Pricing – Grades 3-8 Full Day Program($50 off if registered by May 1)

$350 – Full Price Grades 3-8 Full Day Program

$200 – Early Bird Pricing – Grades 1-2 Partial Day Program ($50 off if registered by May 1)

$250 – Full Price Grades 1-2 Partial Day Program

Installment payments available: 25% due:

  • March 1

  • April 1

  • May 1

  • June 1


San José Area Writing Project

English Department, FO 126
1 Washington Sq

San Jose, CA 95192



*Due to COVID, office is closed. Please email.

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