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Great Valley Writing Camps now enrolling for this summer
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This summer, Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus will offer academic writing camps for K-12 students in Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy. Since 2005, these programs have been advertised as “GVWP Writing & Technology Workshops,” but they recently changed their title to “Great Valley Writing Camps.”

The two-week workshops run weekday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at local schools. From June 8-19, a K-8 writing camp will run at Great Valley Academy in Manteca, and a K-12 program will run at Ripon Elementary/Ripon High. Starting one week later (June 15-26), a K-8 camp will run at Hawkins Elementary in Tracy. Enrollment is open to the public.

Because these writing camps also serve as demonstration labs for teacher-training, the students are guided by a large staff of GVWP consultants, classroom teachers, and technology instructors. Each teacher mentors just three to five students. 

Students at all grade levels use computers and/or digital tablets as they research, compose, and polish their projects. Parents can view photos, student projects, and comments from the 2014 participants by visiting the website created by last year’s students. –

The writing camps are subsidized by contributions from local businesses and private donations: no taxpayer dollars are used.

The current rate is $160 per student, but The Bulletin readers who enroll in the next four days can apply a special code for a $5 discount. (This discount expires at midnight on May 20th. To receive the $155 rate, be sure to enter the promotional code BEFORE you press the “Register” button.) Promotional code = TheBulletin

Families seeking financial assistance may apply for full scholarships through Give Every Child A Chance. For detailed explanations about fees, large-family discounts, and full scholarships for low-income families, visit this webpage –

For additional information, contact Melissa King at (209) 838.2115, or visit the online information page –