Publishing Studio 
(Illustrations, Book Dedication, Cover Personalization, etc.)

Creative Writing Instruction
Character Design and Development

3 Bound Storybooks
2 Individual Character Posters

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Young Author Winter Recess Camp

5-6 year olds

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Half Day

Storymakery is a unique place for children and families to have fun while making both memories and stories that last a life time. We encourage kids to be creative and explore ideas, while also building their cognitive and writing skills. We create an interactive and personalized writing experience where kids will be able to publish their own book after creating their own characters, story plots, and book layouts.

Camp held at The Irvine Spectrum Center

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Inspire a Life Long Love of Reading.

October Course:
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm-4:45 pm (10/25-11/29) or
Fridays at 3:30pm - 4:45pm (10/27-12/1) or
Saturdays at 3:00pm - 4:15pm (10/28-12/2) or
Mondays at 4:00 pm-5:15 pm (10/30- 12/4) or
Tuesdays at 4:00-5:15pm (10/31-12/5)

5-6 year olds


October course:
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm-4:45 pm (10/25-11/29) or
Fridays at 3:30pm - 4:45pm (10/27-12/1) or
Saturdays at 3:00pm - 4:15pm (10/28-12/2) or
Mondays at 4:00 pm-5:15 pm (10/30- 12/4) or
Tuesdays at 4:00-5:15pm (10/31-12/5)

7-10 year olds

Inspire a Life Long Love of Writing and Imagination

Week of December 31st, 2018 - January 4th, 2019

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Creative Writing for dreamers (ages 5-6)

Young Author Fiction Writing (Ages 7-10)

What Parents Are Saying...

"I realized the school wasn't doing too much in writing that this would be a really good opportunity to supplement.  During the week, he had an amazing time working with all the teachers who helped him write and publish 3 books! This was super exciting for him!"

"My guys loved the camp. They can't stop talking about it."

"My girls still talk about the camp. They absolutely loved it. It's unique and we will definitely be back! It's going to be a tradition. thanks!"

Call our friendly staff with any questions: 949-431-5061

Storymakery's unique kids' self-publishing camps are designed to boost your child's love for creative writing, whether or not they currently enjoy it.  Did you know that creative writing is a life-long skill that helps to:

  • Increase confidence through self-expression
  • Enhance critical thinking 
  • Improve communication and persuasion speaking

Over the course of the five days, students will develop their own storybooks from start to finish, ending with three soft-cover paperback books and character posters. The curriculum covers creative writing, character development, plot development, grammar, and literacy instruction. A combination of group, independent and self-expression activities included for a fun-filled week for the kids!

Full Day Camp: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.   Fee: $450

Half Day Camp: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM   
Fee: $225

(Only Half-Day Camps)

Children at this age have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. They just may not know how to express what they’re thinking in writing. During the camp, our staff will work with students on the following areas: 

Creative Thinking
Writing Exercises
Self-Expression Activities
Simple Story Structure
Grammar

Our goal is to extend their skills on what they are learning at school, such as expanding on sentences with descriptions. We also explain that there are no ‘rules’ when it comes to creative writing. We explore creative thinking via writing prompts. The writing will be complemented with time at our character and publishing studios, where kids can create characters and illustrations to help bring their story to life. Whether they currently enjoy writing or not, they will enjoy creative writing at the end of our program. Our goal is to show young children just how much fun creative thinking can be if they let their imaginations soar.

Requirements:

Child must be in kindergarten or above.

Child can write basic sentences by sounding out words.

Our camp curriculum for ages 7-10 explores fiction writing in depth and covers the following topics as they create their books during the week:

•Creative Writing
•Plot Development
•Character Development
•Genres*
•Literary Terms and Devices* (more in-depth for full-day students)
•Dialogue and Opening Sentences*
•Self-Expression Activities
•Independent and Group Activities
•Creative Writing Scorecard

*More in-depth coverage for full-day students.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellations made two weeks before the camp start date will incur a fee of $75. After the two weeks mark the registration fee is non-refundable.

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7-10 year olds

7-10 year olds

Full Day

Half Day Camp

7-10 year olds

Full Day Camp

Ages 5-6 & 7-9

 *We will be holding classes on January 1st. However, there will be an option for a make-up class for this date only.

 *We will be holding classes on January 1st. However, there will be an option for a make-up class for this date only.