Writer’s Boot Camp

Writer’s Boot Camp

August 1-6, 2019

This 4-day/night immersion provides high school seniors facing AP English and rising college freshman dreading Writing 101 with the tools they need to succeed.

Writing The writing instruction includes refreshers of grammar basics, information literacy help, and outlines the expository essay formats expected in most college English classes.

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Excursions To increase retention and alleviate brain drain, the program incorporates plenty of social activities to recharge the mind and engage the body. With outings and lots of counselor-led experiences, Boot Campers pair up with our Young Authors participants for fun and relaxation.

Outings highlight the natural, architectural and recreational gems of the surrounding community, including creekside hiking in the Pennypack Nature Preserve, a local farm/craft market, swimming and tours of the Bryn Athyn Historic District’s Glencairn Museum. Additionally, campers will be traveling off-site by van to the Philadelphia Rock Gym for top-roping and team building, a night at Altitude Trampoline Park and games on the turf under the lights. All of our experienced staff are lit-loving professionals excited to engage and connect with their Boot Campers.

Young people studyingGuided Writing
These one-hour sessions encourage pen-to-paper writing time, with staff support and inspiration.  

Additional Program Option
Students who are rising seniors are strongly encouraged to stay and participate in the Crush Your College Admission Essay Workshop. This two-day program is only $150 for those enrolled in either Young Authors or Writing Boot Camp.

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Housing/ Meals
Boot Campers may choose to live at home and attend the program from 9 am – 9pm or immerse themselves in the full overnight experience. Partnered with our Young Author Program, we offer single-sex residences in one of four charming stone cottages on the green with experienced residence counselors on staff. The cottages have WIFI, air-conditioning and feature a first floor open-plan Great Room, living/dining area, washer/dryer and a large kitchen. Each cottage has a private outdoor patio overlooking the meadow and opens on to the communal green for socializing, games, readings, meditation and yoga.

Meals will be served in the Bryn Athyn College’s Brickman dining hall. The menu features fresh, healthy, local fare and includes gluten-free and vegetarian options.


50% is due on acceptance into the program, with the remaining balance due by July 15, 2019.
See Refund/Cancelation policy below.

How To Apply:

Refund/ Cancelation Policy

A 50% deposit is due upon acceptance. Participants who cancel before July 1 will receive a refund minus a $100 cancelation fee. If you cancel after July 1, 2019 there is no refund.

If it is necessary for Bryn Athyn College to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified and offered another class in its place. We cannot be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets.

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