South Texas Writing Project Offers Summer Camps at TAMIU
Posted: 06/17/2010

South Texas Writing Project Offers
New Summer Camps at TAMIU

This summer, the South Texas Writing Project (STWP) will present three camp opportunities for second-eighth graders at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) that help underscore the importance of writing and reading in a changing world.

The camps are offered in July. Space is limited and costs very per camp. Information on all camps is available from the STWP at 326.2470 or by visiting offices at TAMIU’s Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall (PH), room 314.

The first camp, offered July 5-9 for second-fourth graders, is “Exploring the Universe Through Writing” and is offered in collaboration with the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium. Students will explore the universe with daily planetarium shows, interactive hands-on activities and daily reading and writing in a fun learning environment. The course will meet daily Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and all project supplies and snacks are provided. Cost is $175.00 per student.

The second camp, scheduled July 6 – July 9 for fifth-eighth graders, is “Writing and Reading in the Digital Age.” Students will practice the writing process, use technology, have daily writing and reading activities, learn a new approach to original writing and participate in Hands-on creative activities. The course meets Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $150.00 per student and includes lunch and snacks.

The third camp, “Join the Force: Supermedia Patrol Camp,” is offered July 12-16 for seventh-eighth graders and presented in collaboration with The Bridge, the Student Newspaper of TAMIU. Students will meet Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (lunch provided) for a fun program focused on writing and media applications for future journalists and photographers. Both English and Spanish writers are welcome and all work is TEKS and TAKS-aligned. Cost is $225 per student.

The STWP is an affiliate site of the National Writing Project (NWP), the largest professional development network in the U.S. with over 200 sites. NWP, a federally funded non-profit organization, is listed in the “No Child Left Behind” catalog of models for comprehensive school reform. TAMIU is the home of the South Texas Writing Project, first founded in 1996.

For additional information, visit tamiu.edu/coas/lla/stwp call 326.2470 or go by offices in PH 314.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu