Young Writers Camp
2022 YOUNG WRITERS CAMP
groups, campers will work with UA Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing graduate students. Campers will write both independently and in collaborative groups; receive feedback on writing from instructors; engage in teambuilding and writing activities, and learn about publishing, college study, and careers in writing.
While we hope that your child stays happy and healthy throughout their time with us, we want to be prepared to handle any medical emergencies that might arise.
All participants are required to complete the Medical Information Form (see the Forms section). This is where parents or guardians provide emergency medical information and specify any special needs.
Allergy or Disability Accommodations
The University of Alabama will make reasonable accommodations to allow participants with allergies and disabilities. However, we can more efficiently fulfill requests that are made 3-4 weeks in advance.
Making sure that all participants are properly supervised `is of the utmost importance to us. The following standards have been developed to ensure that participants know how to recognize the program staff and what to expect while they are here.
Program staff will have a zoom tag that identifies them as YWC staff.
The participant to staff ratios used by this program are based on participant age and meet or exceed the standards recommended by the American Camps Association.
In the event of an emergency, we will use the emergency contact information provided in your registration materials.
Participant Code of Conduct
- Show respect to all other participants, program staff, and program director.
- Take direction from program staff and program director.
- Refrain from inappropriate behavior directed at themselves, other participants, or staff.
- Respect others’ boundaries.
- Follow the program schedule.
- Use cell phones only during free time and not during scheduled activities (unless otherwise asked to do so by the instructor).
- Not smoke, vape, drink alcohol, or use illegal substances of any kind.
- Learn the correct pronunciation and use the preferred name of each student and staff member.
- Respect the gender identities of all campers and staff, and use their preferred pronouns.
- Take all medications as directed, if applicable.
It is expected that members of this camp will engage with each other sincerely and respect all the myriad ways that human beings show up in the world. It is expected that students will participate in camp in ways that are conscientious, being careful to avoid language that denigrates, marginalizes, stereotypes, or harasses any camper or staff member. In cases where a camper might accidentally make a comment that is offensive, it is expected that all campers will understand the moment as a teachable one. This commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects the English Department’s overall mission to “challenge students to read, write, and think in a sophisticated and critical fashion.”
Child Abuse Reporting
The University of Alabama has taken steps to ensure that all youth program staff are aware of their responsibility to report known or suspected child abuse, but it is also important for participants and their parents/guardians to report suspicious behavior. If we all work together, we can create the safest possible environment for your child.
If you see something, say something!
If you or your child become aware of known or suspected child abuse on our campus or involving program staff or participants, please report it immediately to the University’s Police Department by calling 348-5454.
Please use the following contact numbers during the program.
The following forms should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. This ensures that we have time to review the information and make the proper arrangements to accommodate your child.
- Medical Information Form
The following forms must be submitted before the first day:
- Medication Management Form
- Liability Waiver