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Daily Double

Ages 8-15 (Limit 20)

Join the staff of Dover’s longest-running newspaper. We put out an issue every day, and need reporters to create the articles, stories, quizzes, advice columns, political editorials, movie reviews, and sports updates that the entire camp will be talking about. Collaborate with friends and photographers for your more ambitious ideas. If you want a fast-paced environment where your work will reach hundreds of readers, then consider joining the ranks of this esteemed publication. (Periods 1 and 2)

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Playwriting

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Learn to write a script and craft snappy, dramatic dialogue. Whether your dream project is a sci-fi epic, ridiculous comedy, or a musical about a Founding Father, we will give you the tools, feedback, and supportive fellow playwrights who will help you realize your vision. We’ll think about what makes a great scene, and how your play will be interpreted by a director. One of the best things about writing a script is that you get to hear your words performed, so we will end with a Festival Day reading where audiences can hear your masterpiece! (Period 1)

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New Worlds of Imagination

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Are you a fan of the fictional worlds created in works like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or even the Marvel Movies? In this class, we will explore how these works are able to create such immersive and interesting worlds, and even try to make some of our own! By the end of the session, each camper will have the opportunity to create writings, images, or anything else they can think of to express the worlds they’ve created! (Period 2)

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Short Stories

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

A great short story can create a tiny universe, bring you into the mind of a unique character, or end with a plot twist that makes readers want to go back to the beginning and start again. In this class, we will write short fiction, getting guidance on every step of the process from brainstorming to publishing. Along the way, we will help you pursue your individual goals; are you trying to make people laugh? Cry? Think deep thoughts about the nature of existence? We can help you make that happen. (Period 3)

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One-A-Day Writamin

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

A new project every day. Those excited to write funny, bizarre things will learn a variety of games and brainstorming activities to make writer’s block an endangered species. Write a poem about giraffes who play backgammon. Write a 1-page fake autobiography about what would happen if you could only say words beginning with the letter “P.” Write your fakest and realest secrets in sidewalk chalk, or in a jar, or hidden in a crawlspace. Don’t be limited by paper – the world is your notebook, and it’s time to experiment. (Period 5)

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Dystopia/Utopia

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

A writing class for anyone with a wild imagination interested in building new words. Dream up the scariest and freakiest apocalyptic future that you can! Write about a peaceful faraway planet where all the living beings are covered in leaves! A little social commentary can go a long way and also be a real good time. Write a short story or get cracking on that book series you’ve been itching to start. The pages are yours for the filling! (Period 6)

Department: writing