EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
HANDBOOK WILL BE DOWNLOADABLE FROM CAMPFAX
YouthWrite Peak I Experience 2020
Ages 12-14: June 28 - July 3, 2020 at Kamp Kiwanis, Bragg Creek, AB
Course selection will open in June and will be based on order of PAID and COMPLETE registrations. If you want your favourite courses, please complete your registration ASAP!
Prepare your application documents - Info Sheet
For ages 8-11, please see our River Valley Daycamp Experience 2020
For ages 15-19, please see our Peak II Experience 2020
Never been to Kamp Kiwanis? Visit this page for the address and a link to Google Maps.
EARLY BIRD RATES: After April 30th, fees will increase by $25.
(Price includes: tuition, supplies, meals, snacks, accommodation, and entertainment.)
PLEASE NOTE: We strive to make YouthWrite affordable to every applicant. YouthWrite Society Canada, our granting agencies, donors and sponsors subsidize 50% of the FULL costs to attend camp for ALL YouthWriters.
YouthWrite fees include 12 hours of daily instruction/activity led by highly qualified instructional and supervisory staff, round-the-clock supervision, three meals a day + snacks, all supplies and accommodation. Each participant receives a complimentary copy of YouthWrite: the Magazine.
Our Fabulous instructors - TBA SOON
The Amazing Peak I Supers:
Elena Belyea is thrilled to be returning for her sixth summer at YouthWrite! Elena is a queer playwright, performer, producer, arts educator and Artistic Director of Tiny Bear Jaws, a little theatre company with teeth. Her plays have been produced across Canada and received numerous awards, including first place in the 2015 Wildside National Playwriting Competition with Cleave (also included as part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada's Surefire List). Elena was also the recipient of the Tarragon Theatre's 2018-2019 Emerging Playwright AWard and is a graduate of the University of Alberta as well as the National Theatre School of Canada. She's gaga for Gail!
Headshot credit: Laurence Philomene
Anna Cooley (Lead Super) first came to YouthWrite as a camper in 2000, started as a Super in 2009 and is thrilled Gail has invited her back once again! Anna is a filmmaker who writes, directs, designs and shoots. Her love of collaboration has taken her around the world this year, shooting documentaries about Whisky in Scotland, Dogs in Morocco and Goats in Italy. Anna co-founded Erratic Pictures, a production company that makes films and explores the potential for storytelling using virtual reality. She is on the board of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers where she also runs the Summer Media Arts Camp. She has a dog named Lola who is the best.
Gail Sidonie Sobat is a multi-award-winning teacher and author, with eleven books for children, teens and adults, and a number of educational and academic articles. She is the YouthWrite creator/ coordinator, an international presenter, an instructor in the professional writing program at MacEwan University and in the Faculty of Education at U of A, is The Writers' Union of Canada Regional Representative for Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, and was writer in residence with the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries (2015). Gail is a 2016-2017 Global News Woman of Vision and a 2017 Arts and Culture Citation Award recipient. She has moved thirty-two times in her life from Badlands to Siksika Nation Reserve to hideous suburbs to Istanbul to the Sunshine Coast to her writer’s garret in a century-old temperamental house. She adores all of her Supers equally, and loves YouthWrite madly!