Youth Writing Academy


Ignite your writing!

Every summer the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, a National Writing Project site since 1994 located at Kennesaw State University, hosts the Youth Writing Academy (YWA). The YWA is a series of camps where students from all school levels can practice the craft of writing in a supportive environment. Camp leaders are National Writing Project fellows and certified Georgia teachers, well versed in the teaching of writing and its many genres.

All camps are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (early drop off at 8:30 a.m. and late pick up at 1:30 p.m.)


Youth Writing Academy Camps

YWA 2015

The 2015 Youth Writing Academy

 Upper Elementary School  Camp

 June 19-23, 2017

This camp, for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, will explore the world of writing through fun and engaging activities while in a supportive environment. Throughout the week, your young author will discover writing strategies and learn about finding their unique style and voice.

Middle and High School Camp

June 19-23, 2017

This camp, grouped by middle school and high school, will explore the craft of writing while in a supportive environment. Each day will include a combination of activities from discussion with a local author to a trip around campus for inspiration.


The forms below are for the parent or guardian of the student attending. Please view each as you will be requested to comply with both when you register.

1. Liability Waiver
2. Internet Acceptable Use Statement & Photo/Videotape Release


For more information or questions, please contact us:

KMWP office: 470-578-2170 or

Sonny Harding, YWA Director:


Drop Off-Pick Up Map