Thurber Summer Writing Camp just finished its 18th season and we brought new topics, new teachers, and new technology to camp. We covered every genre from mystery to poetry to steampunk to fan fiction and more. We traveled to different countries, explored nature, and even saw a few animals, all without leaving Columbus. With the addition of iPads, campers were able to explore the world of writing in new formats too. We hope you enjoyed your summer, we know we did! Check back at the beginning of March 2014 for new information about our 2014 Thurber Summer Writing Camp. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. These programs fill quickly so check back in May and register as soon as possible.
Basic Information about Camp
All camp sessions are held at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, next door to Thurber House. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and each week of camp is limited to 40 students. Campers will be split into four groups of ten, with one counselor per group. Grade levels refer to the grade the student will be entering in the fall.
Students whose families need financial assistance may apply for one of a limited number of scholarships, thanks to our generous sponsors. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Full scholarships require a $10 non-refundable registration fee and verification of enrollment in a free school lunch program or letter from a school official stating financial need. Partial scholarships require verification of enrollment in a reduced school lunch program or letter from a school official stating te need for partial financial assistance, the $10 registration fee, and one half of the tuition ($43 for grades 2-3, $78 for grades 4-8). Scholarship spaces are reserved in the requested week along with all other registrations. Since our camps fill quickly, we highly recommend submitting your scholarship request as soon as possible. Deadline for scholarship requests is Friday, April 19, 2013.
The registration cost includes a non-refundable administration fee of $10. If a camp session is full or is cancelled by Thurber House, a full refund minus the administration fee will be given. Tuition is 70% refundable for cancellations received no later than two weeks before the scheduled start date for your chosen week of camp. There are no refunds of any kind within two weeks of your chosen week of camp.
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Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support of our Children's Education Programs!
A special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts. Thanks also to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Time Warner Cable, the Ohio Arts Council, and Edith Doud, Catherine C. Hislop, and Leona and Rowena Kessler Memorial funds of The Columbus Foundation for their ongoing support of our programs.