Summer Programs

Young writers camps are postponed to 2021.

Teen Writers Institute will be hosting ONLINE summer programs for 2020.

Creative Writing Camps


Enroll your young writers entering grades 3-8 in our one week programs at St. Victor or Cumberland!


$200 - 350

Writing Workshop


Enroll your young writers entering grades 4-7 in our two week program on San José State University campus.


$350 - 750

Teen Writers Institute


Incoming 8-12th graders will enjoy guest presentations and various workshop choices in this two-week program.


$350 - 750

Note: The following policies/discounts do not apply for the online 2020 program.

Refund Policy for 2019

  • 100% for cancellation before May 1, 2019

  • 50% penalty for cancellations made 10 working days before program


Unusual circumstances may be an exception


  • Early Bird Discounts available if registered by May 1, 2019

    • $100 for two-week programs​

    • $50 for one-week programs

  • $50 Sibling Discount

  • $150 Free & Reduced Lunch Discount -- Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to

  • $200 Loyalty Discount for Novel Writing Students

  • Participated with us over the Summer or previous Super Saturdays? Email us!

  • For Writing Workshop: Tuition discounts available for financial need. Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to with a brief statement of need & verifying child’s motivation to participate in a writing program. Office will email a code to use at registration to reduce tuition by $75 for one week program.


Install payments available!


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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