Tuition & Costs

The full cost for the 8-day academy is $800.

This cost covers:

  • Supplies (writing utensils, paper, etc.)
  • Books
  • Intensive and supportive writing instruction in a college atmosphere
  • Lunch and snack on most days
  • Field trip transportation

Need-based Scholarships
We want to create a space for all youth writer voices, regardless of income level. To meet that need, we offer a select number of need-based scholarships. Supported through the generosity of individual donors, these scholarships cover full or partial tuition for students with a demonstrated need.

When you apply, you will be able to indicate your interest in receiving a scholarship.


What happens once I apply?

All applicants will receive a response within 3 weeks of their completed application. Once the applicant is notified, we require a $400 deposit to secure your spot in the camp. Your deposit will be applied to your tuition.

Deposit Refunds

A full deposit refund will be provided, upon request, before April 1. If your deposit is refunded, your spot in the camp will be given to another applicant.

Refunds requested after April 1 will not be provided.

Remaining balance

The remaining balance of $400 will be due on May 1. Applicants who do not remit the remaining balance by this date may forfeit their spot in the camp.


In order to provide a supportive and intimate atmosphere where participants can receive individualized attention from faculty instructors, spaces in the camp are limited to 25 participants. Once we reach that number, we will open a waitlist.

Waitlisted applicants will be notified immediately if a spot becomes available. All waitlisted applicants will be notified of their attendance no later than May 15.

Scholarship Applicants

If you are awarded a scholarship for attendance, your deposit to hold your spot if $75. This deposit will be refunded in full to all full and partial scholarship participants at the end of the first week of camp, if they have attended.