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PLEASE NOTE: All of our morning summer camp weeks for ages 7–12
are completely filled, with long wait lists.
Our three afternoon summer camp weeks for ages 12–16
are either filled or very close to capacity,so please be aware
that your registration will not be valid until confirmed by our staff.

OUR MISSION Spells Writing Lab is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops the creative and expository writing abilities of school-age children through free, fun, and imaginative writing programs and teacher development opportunities.

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Our mysterious founder, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Spells, is a writer, publisher, inventor—and avid adventurer! Join us for this thrilling week of action, as we recreate some of his wildest exploits and find creative solutions for escaping death or dismemberment. The Spells Adventurers will be traveling the globe (in our minds) to complete team challenges, write dramatic Choose-Your-Own Adventure stories, and save Dr. Spells from certain destruction on the slopes of an erupting volcano!

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 via credit card, PayPal, check, or cash. The registration will not be valid until the deposit has been received by Spells Writing Lab.

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Spells Summer Writing Camp—Week 4

*WAIT LIST CLOSED, NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED*

Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
at Spells Writing Lab
Taught by Spells Writing Lab
For ages 7–12

 
 

Are you into anime? A fan of flicks like Toy Story, Wallace & Gromit, Spirited Away, or The Lego Movie? A regular watcher of animated sitcoms such as The Simpsons or Family Guy? Animations like these are actually a series of thousands of pictures lined up in order—whether they are hand-drawn, taken with a camera, or made on a computer. There’s no need to be an expert illustrator, since you can even animate a stick figure drawing. Join us at Spells as we learn the techniques of top-notch animators and make our own animated stories using a wide variety of animation methods!

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 via credit card, PayPal, check, or cash. The registration will not be valid until the deposit has been received by Spells Writing Lab.

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Afternoon Camp Week for Older Students

*CLOSE TO CAPACITY, WAIT LIST ONLY*

Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1
1:30–5:00 p.m.
at Spells Writing Lab
Taught by Spells Writing Lab
For ages 12–16

 
 

Are you an aspiring songwriter? Learn the ins and outs of rhythm and rhyme as we transform our lab into a songwriting studio! We’ll work with professional musicians to learn what lyrics and poems have in common, inject some new life into classic tunes, and sing the blues. See the other side of the music business as we become music critics, reviewing songs from a variety of recording artists. By the end of the week, we’ll write an original song, perform it, and even film our own music video!

Note: One day of camp may have extended hours to accommodate a field trip.

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 via credit card, PayPal, check, or cash. The registration will not be valid until the deposit has been received by Spells Writing Lab.

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Spells Summer Writing Camp—Week 5

*WAIT LIST CLOSED, NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED*

Monday, August 4–Friday, August 8
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. (one day of camp may have extended hours to accommodate a field trip)
at Spells Writing Lab
Taught by Spells Writing Lab
For ages 7–12

 
 

These are just a few of our upcoming writing workshops and summer camp weeks. Want to see more? Click Here