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Summer Youth Camps 2019


All youth camps will be taking place in Nicholson Hall on the University of Minnesota campus.

Camp Drop-off

Camp leaders will be waiting to check in your camper outside of the north entrance of Nicholson Hall on Pillsbury Drive. If you’re driving, you can pull up and drop off your student at the entrance, where camp staff will greet you. If you would like to park on campus and walk your child to Nicholson Hall, the nearest parking ramp is the Church Street garage, which charges an hourly fee.

  • The morning session begins at 9:00 am. We will have a greeter beginning at 8:30 am.
  • The afternoon session begins at 1:00 pm. We will have a greeter beginning at 12:30 pm.

Camp Pick-up

At the end of each camp, staff members will be waiting with students outside of the north entrance of Nicholson Hall on Pillsbury Drive. Similar to drop-off, you can pull up and pick up your student, or park in the Church Street garage. To ensure the safety of all campers, please pick up your child in a timely manner.

  • Pickup time for the morning session will be 12:00 pm.
  • Pickup time for the afternoon session or all-day participants will be 4:00 pm.

Food and Beverages

  • There is filtered water available. We encourage campers to bring a water bottle.
  • Students are welcome to bring snacks. Full-day campers should pack a lunch. Please know that we are a peanut-free camp.

Contact Information

  • The Minnesota Writing Project (MWP) is located at the Center for Writing in 10 Nicholson Hall.
  • If you need to contact your child during camp hours, please contact the MWP Youth Camps office at 612-625-1541 or email Jasmine at

Camp administration

Camp teachers

  • Jess Emery (Argument Artists)
  • Jonathan Nelson (Flash Fiction)
  • Jacob Juliar (Graphic Novels in America)
  • Bryan Coyle (Interactive Fiction)

Release of Liability Form

Here is a Release of Liability form that is required of all campers. Please print and sign this form and send it with your child to camp. You are also welcome to email a photo of a signed copy to us. We will also have printed copies available on the first day.