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Young Writers Summer Camp 2017

Making Art & History On the Riverfront

Ages 12 - 16

Monday - Friday, July 10-14

9am - 3pm

Clermont Historic Site


In a 5-day collaboration between the Hudson Valley Writing Project, SUNY New Paltz, Clermont State Historic Site and the Friends of Clermont, young people from the area are offered a unique creative writing adventure.

Each day, the students explore the 500 acres, mansion, trails and gardens, learning about the environment, history and events that took place on the historic site.



Mentored by two master teachers, the campers learn that writing is analytical, thought provoking and fun. This camp promotes learning from history as an essential part of the educational process and that expressing themselves in word is one of the most important ways to communicate their ideas to one another.


The act of writing allows the students to take knowledge of a subject and organize it into a coherent presentation. While doing this, they are also developing skills that include self-expression, public speaking and collaboration. These skills will provide the tools to help them be successful communicators for rest of their lives.

The camp culminates in a shared celebration as the young author’s read their works at the James D. Livingston Library at Clermont Cottage.


Cost: $295    

Space is limited, register soon!




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