Summer Writing Camp: Write on: The Essentials

This event is sold out for ages 9-11 and 12-14.

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Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Whether you are writing for fun or writing for school, you will benefit from learning the basics of doing research, building compelling characters and interesting plots, and writing a good story with good grammar. Through word and writing games, journaling, and an off-site observational field trip, learn the essentials that lead to a “writing life.”

Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover the power and excitement of writing while honing their skills in a fun, interactive environment. With 10-15 participants per camp, each young author receives individual attention while learning how to create meaningful prose through a variety of techniques like stream-of-consciousness writing, games, journaling, free verse poetry, and other forms.


For more information, please contact the Summer Camp Director at 404.814.4018 or After registering for camp online, you will receive confirmation, information, and permission forms via email.


Fees include all writing supplies and field trip expenses.

$325 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level

$375 per week for nonmembers


Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Students may be dropped off after 9:15 am and must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Extended childcare is not available.


The entrance to the Margaret Mitchell House is located at 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309.


Campers must bring their own lunch each day. Light snacks will be provided daily.

Writers Showcase:

Each week wraps with a special Friday afternoon Writers Showcase for family and friends. Mark your calendars!


No refunds can be made for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the selected camp. Any cancellation or change made more than two weeks before the first day of camp carries an administrative fee of $25. If you withdraw your child before this two week deadline, you will receive a refund less the $25 fee.