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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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If you love animals, this is the week for you! Each morning we’ll transform into Animal Explorers, seeking out local wildlife in the green spaces around Spells, writing shaped poetry and animal tales, and discovering our own imaginary creatures while on safari. We’ll even take a field trip to the National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum to film our own wildlife TV show! With special animal guests and plenty of critter creativity, this camp is sure to delight!

Note: One day of camp will have extended hours to accommodate our field trip to the National Wildlife Refuge, exact date TBD. All students will be required to have an animal waiver signed by a parent or guardian before participating in this camp week.

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 3

*WAIT LIST CLOSED, NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED*

Monday, July 21–Friday, July 25
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. (day of field trip will have extended hours, date TBD)
at Spells Writing Lab
Taught by Spells Writing Lab
For ages 7–12

 
 

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

 
 

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