Young Authors Camp (Y.A.C.)

2020 Young Authors Camp has been cancelled in light of COVID-19 to keep our campers, staff, and families safe. Check back this winter for information on 2021 YAC.

 Children ages 8-12 are invited to attend Young Authors Camp on the campus of Murray State University. The goal of this camp is for participants to write for fun. Young authors will practice a variety of styles (poetry, fictional stories, true stories, essays, skits, etc.) under the direction of experienced teachers, who will serve as writing coaches, consultants and as traditional classroom instructors. The camp registration fee covers all camp materials, instruction, and activities.  Young authors will need to bring their own lunch and swim gear each day.

Price $145

Tentative ScheduleYAC campers 2019

8:30 Doors open, private writing time 
9:00 Writing and art activities
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Swimming
2:00 Peer review, idea sharing, conferences
2:15 Group activities
3:30 Camp ends, pick-up time


Two weeks before camp, families will be emailed camp details with more information about check-in, drop-off/pick-up, parking, daily schedule, activities, permission slips, etc. 

Questions about camp?
Brooke Lovett, Camp Director 
Debbie Bell, English Department
(270) 809-4725 

Questions about registration?