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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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Join our team of intrepid explorers as we combine choose-your-own-adventure storytelling with the excitement of a hands-on scavenger hunt. Along the trail, we’ll explore digital and gaming technologies like geo-caching and QR codes to create narrative treasure maps. The stories we create are sure to leave their mark on Philadelphia.

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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Monday, June 22–Friday, June 26
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. M, W, Th
9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Tu, F (field trip)
Ages 12–16

 
 

Howdy, partner! We’re starting off the summer with a visit to the Old West. Immersing ourselves in the history of the American frontier, we’ll write historical fiction stories, create Native-American-inspired pourquoi tales, and produce silent Western films. Dust off your cowboy boots and spurs, and join us for this week of western fun!

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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Monday, June 29–Thursday, July 2
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. M–Th
(Note: This is a 4-day camp week.)
Ages 7–12

 
 

Share your love of Philadelphia while experimenting with many different types of travel writing, from using sensory details to describe favorite Philadelphia memories to writing reviews of wacky tourist attractions that suddenly pop up in our lab. Midweek, we’ll break into small groups for a field trip to film segments for a travel documentary about the best free things to do in Philly!

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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Monday, July 6–Friday, July 10
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. M, Tu, Th, F
9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. W (field trip)
Ages 7–12

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