BOZEMAN — Registration is now open for Montana State University’s Youth Writing Camp, which is planned for July 13-17 on MSU’s campus.

Presented by the Yellowstone Writing Project and MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning, the camp is not held in a traditional classroom setting and is filled with activities like walking field trips and writing games. Guidance and feedback will be given throughout the writing process.

Teachers and junior counselors from the Yellowstone Writing Project, which is based in MSU’s Department of English in the College of Letters and Science, will lead the camp. Participating students will write in multiple genres.

The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is open to students who will be entering grades 5 through 12 this fall. Participants will be in writing groups based on grade: fifth to eighth grade and ninth to 12th grade. A writing showcase will be held at 1 p.m. on July 17 to allow parents to join the campers to celebrate their creativity.

Early bird registration runs until May 31. Registration will remain open until the camp is filled. Participants must bring their own lunches.

The Yellowstone Writing Project continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will make decisions regarding the camp as conditions during the coming months warrant. However, no resident options will be offered on campus. Families may cancel their registration at any time for a full refund.

For more information and to register online, visit http://ato.montana.edu/YWP. Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach at MSU. ATO works across the university to support and advance its land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.

MSU News Service