top of page

IF SUMMER DESIGNED A CAMP, IT'S OUR CAMPS

Inkspire-FUN-Logo.png
The-Little-Apple-Camp-Logo-Transparent.png
Wheat-Field-with-Cypresses-(1889)-Vincent-van-Gogh-Met.jpg
On Cloud Nine
What Makes Us Happy
John_Tenniel_-_Illustration_from_The_Nursery_Alice_(1890)_-_c06544_05.jpg
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
A Theatre Production

2024 Writing Camp Details
Celebrating our 12th year

Lexington

June 17-21

Richmond

June 24-28

Winchester

July 29 - Aug. 2

Front_Blue_Short.png

2024 Theatre Camp Details
Celebrating our inaugural year

Lexington

July 8-12

Our first production is a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Students will write and add in some of their own lines as part of our scriptwriting class. The Little Apple Theatre Camp meets the need of focusing on dramatic theatre and students developing stage presence. Final production on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Photos = 1,000 words

Happy Guest Speakers
for our 2024 writing camps

Different guest speakers will participate in our different locations. More speakers added weekly. We bring the best speakers for the best campers!

What Makes Dogs Happy?

Transylvania University professor and researcher Dr. Ellen Furlong will discuss the work she does in her campus laboratory. Her dog Olive (top) also will make an appearance! 

Does Writing Humor Make You Happy?

Kentucky Monthly editor-in-chief Steve Vest (center left) will wow campers with his wit and wisdom. He will share secrets on how he monthly comes up with his creative column "Vested Interest" for the magazine.

Are All Reporters Superman?  

Winchester reporter and feature writer Matt Cizek (center right) details everything that makes his work up, up, and away happy.

Can Weather Make You Happy?

WKYT meteorologist and reporter Alexa Minton explains how sharing the weather reports in Central Kentucky makes her happy.

Matt Cizek_edited.jpg
Pink Clouds
Gratitude-Sticker-2-inches.png

 Gratitude

  • Is your organization hosting a special speaker or performer?  

  • Do you want to elevate the event with your audience giving a small act of kindness? 

  • Why We Write offers the “I Gave Gratitude” program free of charge to non-profits and for a small fee to a for-profit group. 

  • We want to spread the feeling that Central Kentucky is the nicest place in the world!

  • Contact our executive director jacqueline@whywrite.org to book us today.

INK Spots

         We create unique writing experiences for all ages. Make your next meeting or adventure an inkspiration. Choose from a set program or let us custom design a theme.

         Our set  programs include participants learning to craft stories related to travel, family, major life events, and minor life events.          We also provide seminars on poetry, college admission essays, and business writing.

         Specific details are available from our Executive Director: jacqueline@whywrite.org

Ink-Spot-Logo-png.png
IMG_2116.heic

          Students Listen

Our writing camp director Mizz JJ loves to visit schools and read her stories. Left, a group of the some 110 students at Strode Station Elementary School in Winchester, enjoyed her story Ocean Eyes about a blue sea turtle.

IMG_8789.png

Writers are

shell-ebrities

medalnewsday2.png
medalnewsday.png
Pulitzer-Prize-Bingo-Card.jpg

Creative Freedoms

Every afternoon during writing camp,  small groups of students attend art class and learn how to paint a great masterpiece on canvas. 

 

Our other campers work in small writing groups. Each camper receives a Pulitzer Prize card with a variety of writing and creative activities. Students are given guidance for the squares. Left, our 2023 card. Stay tuned for our new 2024 card!

bottom of page