Creative writing classes

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Creative writing classes and courses help your budding author unlock their potential! Below the list of classes, find out more about what kids and teens gain in this kind of program and get tips on how to find the best class.  Read more

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    Write on Q   
    Maximize your children's potential by improving their English writing, reading comprehension, and public speaking skills. We will develop our students' confidence, communication, and critical thinking skills.

    Mississauga
    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $65
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    Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
    Brain Power (IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL) is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

    Throughout Ontario (8)
    Education: Instructor lead (group)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $40
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed 40 6-18 5Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoKingsview Vilage, TorontoSouth Annex, TorontoSummerhill, TorontoMapleMarkhamOakvilleVaughanOntarioDowntown, Etobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    Empower Learning Centre   
    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now!

    Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $110
    daycampcoed 110 2-18 7MississaugaOntario
    Power of Words Academy   
    Enrichment Writing & Public Speaking Programs offered year round for kids 7-15. Select in-person classes (North York and Mississauga Campuses) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom).

    Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Mississauga
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $275
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 275 7-14 9Don Mills, TorontoMarkhamMississaugaOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Focus Learning Academic Centre   
    An academic enrichment learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens with over 20 course offerings in the Language, STEM, and Leadership streams. Visit us at www.focuslearning.ca

    L'Amoureaux, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $420
    virtualprogramcoed 420 7-13 11L'Amoureaux, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
    St. Michael's College School Summer Camps   
    SMCS Camps provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: smcscamps.com

    Forest Hill, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 17 (Coed, Boys)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $100
    virtualprogramcoedallboys 100 9-17 16Forest Hill, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Overnight Camp
    • from $345
    programclassovernightcampcoed 345 5-18 20CanningNova Scotia
    Classes and after-school programs with some creative writing activities
    Le Petit Écolier French Language Centre   
    We offer In-Person & Online all year round programs led by expert native teachers. Le Petit Écolier is located in Oakville. Learn to Love and Speak French at LPE!

    Brampton; Hamilton; Oakville
    Education: Language Instruction
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $160
    daycampcoed1604-172BramptonHamiltonOakvilleOntario
    The STEAM Project   
    Camps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands!

    Markham; Richmond Hill
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $35
    daycampcoed354-153MarkhamRichmond HillOntario
    Prep Academy Tutors   
    Tutoring services for all subjects in-home & online for elementary, high school and university courses. We offer remedial programs. Certified teachers deliver lessons that focus on each child's learning style.

    North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Winnipeg
    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 20 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $65
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed654-204North Toronto, TorontoVancouverWinnipegOnlineBritish Columbia, Manitoba, OntarioUptown
    WillowWood School Camp and Summer School   
    WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, skills programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $300
    programclasscoed3006-176Don Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Trad./Innovative: AM- Math, English, STEM (entrepreneurship, financial literacy, coding, python, web)/ PM- 2-week workshops:Art & Architecture, Animals & Archeology, Ancient Civilizations & Astronomy, and Magic & Mystery

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $435
    daycampcoed4352.5-148Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    La Citadelle Summer Camp   
    La Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July.

    York Mills, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2.5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $439
    programclasscoed4392.5-1210York Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    The Second City Training Centre   
    Second City's comedy camps are perfect for budding comedians & aspiring actors. Our camps will make them belly-laugh. Watch as improv inspires their creativity, builds self-confidence, and helps make lasting friendships!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $190
    daycampcoed1907-1812Harbourfront, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
    Three R's Academics   
    Boost your child's Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills. Programs are designed to engage children in a fun and active way through instruction, play and collaboration. One-t0-one support may also be available.

    Oakville
    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 10 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $140
    daycampprogramclasscoed1405-1013OakvilleOnlineOntario
    COC Summer Music Camp   
    Create, Compose, Design, Perform! Explore music and the performing arts through our innovative and engaging Summer Music Camps held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; East York, Toronto
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $395
    daycampcoed3956-1814Bay Street Corridor, TorontoEast York, TorontoOntarioDowntown, East-York
    Joookooo Sports Academy   
    JOOOKOOO’s programs and camps expose youth to STEM, sports and competitive games. We provide enrichment opportunities that generate valuable learning and skill development in an exciting and inclusive environment.

    Ajax; Bowmanville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $179
    daycampcoed1794-1815AjaxBowmanvilleOntario
    Ashbury College Summer Programs   
    Ashbury's Summer Program offers a broad range of summer camps in the performing and visual arts, athletics, and STEM as well as academic workshops and reach ahead credit courses. Learn something new this summer!

    Ottawa North
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $400
    programclasscoed4008-1817Ottawa NorthOntario
    Radiant Girls   
    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence

    Burlington; Guelph; King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $179
    daycampovernightcampallgirls1798-1618BurlingtonGuelphKingOnlineOntario
    Forest Hill Taekwondo   
    Forest Hill Taekwondo offers traditional summer camp sessions and year round Taekwondo programming for students (as young as 2.5 to adults) to help build & foster their physical, mental & emotional well-being.

    Forest Hill, Toronto
    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $450
    daycampcoed4504-1319Forest Hill, TorontoOntarioMidtown
    Young People's Theatre/YPT   
    Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering a wide selection of classes for toddlers to teens.

    St Lawrence, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $109
    daycampprogramclasscoed1094-1821St Lawrence, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    ARTSies Youth Theatre Programs   
    ARTSies provides musical theatre classes, camps, and exciting performance opportunities for youth ages 5 through teens! There's no experience necessary to join our programs.

    White Haven, Toronto; Markham
    Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $40
    daycampprogramclasscoed405-1722White Haven, TorontoMarkhamOntarioScarborough
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $550
    programclasscoed5504-1723OakvilleOnlineOntario
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
    daycampcoed505-1224Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
    daycampcoed3604-1225OttawaOntario
    Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
    One-of-a-kind performing arts summer camps! Led by industry professionals who inspire creativity, skill building, and fun. Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, Movies & Media, Singing & Songwriting for all ages and abilities.

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $375
    daycampcoed3755-1626South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown


     

    What are the benefits of creative writing courses for kids? 

    Kids both gain and learn a lot in creative writing courses we list above. Here’s what we’ve learned from the program providers who list with Camps.ca.: 

    Classes teach the fundamentals of storytelling.  Kids and teens learn all about the elements of narrative. They’ll learn how to create a tone for their story and how to describe settings. They learn how to create characters with unique traits and distinct voices. Dialogue will be another part of what kids learn in a creative writing class. 

    Classes teach about the writing and creative process.Classes will also teach fundamentals of pot development, how to artfully create relatable conflicts in their stories. They’ll learn how to move the narrative toward a crisis or climax, building the story carefully. They’ll learn about conceiving an entire story, story planning, and then editing, in order to achieve a good flow.  

    Classes teach good writing. As part of the writing process, kids will improve their diction and descriptive abilities. They’ll practise when to apply descriptive language and when to keep the story moving forward.

    Classes give kids portfolio material. Classes work toward an end goal such as the creation of a printed book of student’s work. They get to see their production in hard copy. Kids and teens who aspire to a professional writing career will have material to show others. 

    Kids will grow both personally and socially. 

    Note that each class above will have different emphases, so check listings closely to find out how course curricula matches with your expectations. 

    Benefits of a writing class

    Beyond the practical curriculum of the class, there are many other benefits students gain. Here’s a look.: 

    Social growth. The program setting naturalizes interaction with other kids. Students share a love of creative writing. They critique each other's work constructively under the guidance of a teacher. Kids learn to test their resilience and grow in creativity, as well as other characteristics. 

    Develop writing skills beyond creative writing. Classes will help kids improve punctuation and grammar skills, usage, diction, etc., as students all learn together. They develop skills that will make them better academic writers and learners. 

    Increased self confidence. In the freeform setting of a class, kids feel more license to express themselves—not only through their writing but in orally presenting things they’ve written. These classes tend to make learning fun, and kids feel more open. They discover things about both themselves and others that they wouldn’t elsewhere. 

    How to find the right class for your child

    When reviewing options above, make sure to question teachers and class providers, to ensure that you know what you’re going to gain from the course. 

    Ask about instructors’ credentials. How much experience do they have writing and what have they written? How much experience in teaching? How much experience do they have with children in the targeted age group. 

    Ask about homework. Are there assignments out of class? What are takeaways from class?

    Ask about prerequisites. What level do children need to be at for this course?



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