Summer Writing Camps for Adults: 2018 Edition

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It just doesn’t seem fair. We watch our kids (or hear of kids that we know) get the whole summer off then go off to summer camp. Even college students on summer break have opportunities for adventurous excursions in the great outdoors.

And don’t get me started on all the summer writing camps for those under the age of adulting. Young writers can easily find a camp that fits their creativity needs, either at remote parts of the country or right down the street in their hometown.

Don’t worry. I found a loophole—and we adults now can also go to writing camp this summer!

Subscribe to Blog Upper ButtonWhat’s the catch? When we’re adults, we no longer can call it summer writing camp. Instead, it’s disguised as a “writer’s retreat” or “writing intensive.”

So where are all these great writing camps for adults this summer?

I did some solid research across the Internet and found some great experiences, from riding horses in Wyoming and hiking the Grand Canyon to sunrise yoga in Hawaii and police academy training—all designed for writers!

In order to qualify as a summer writing camp for adults, it had to meet camp criteria:

  • Open to all writers
  • Scenic location
  • Lodging in a tent, cabin or historic house with charm
  • Sessions during the warmer months of May through September
  • Schedule dedicated to daily writing sessions

If the program took place dormitory-style on a college campus or completely indoors in a windowless hotel, it didn’t make the cut. And I didn’t add any writing conferences to the list.

Please note: I am not receiving financial benefits by listing any program below. The programs listed are discovered from my own research and summer writing camp criteria.

If you know of a summer writing camp for adults that isn’t listed below, please leave a note in the comments section and I’ll update my post.

Glad that’s out of the way!

So, where should you go to writing camp this summer? Check out my list:













Is there an adult summer writing camp that isn’t on this post? Make a note of it in the comments section so that I can add it to this list!

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