South Texas Writing Project Summer Camps Underway
Posted: 06/17/2010

South Texas Writing Project Offers
New Summer Camp at TAMIU

This summer, the South Texas Writing Project (STWP) is presenting  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.

Space is limited and costs vary 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 remaining camp available is  “Join the Force: Supermedia Patrol Camp,” 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.

University summer hours are from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. – 12 noon on Fridays.

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