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Who do you think you are? How much do you know about your roots, the ancestors whose DNA you carry, the people whose struggles and successes eventually led to you? During this crash course in genealogy, you’ll expand your family tree by scouring census records, searching newspaper reports, and using other online resources to learn more about your family and the times they lived in. You’ll also explore the art of interviewing family members to record their memories before those precious family stories are forgotten. Finally, you’ll bring one of your ancestors to life by writing and performing a monologue dramatizing a key moment from their life. 

Campers should bring a rough family tree with whatever genealogical information their family already knows for the first day. Additional information about this will be sent to participants closer to camp.

Friends and family are invited to join us on Friday, July 14 from noon to 1pm as we perform our family history monologues.

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 plus processing charges. 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 1 *TEENS ONLY*

Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
at Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia
For ages 12–16

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CAMP WEEK TAKES PLACE AT FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL, NOT OUR USUAL SUMMER CAMP LOCATION.

 
 

Shhh….Spells Writing Lab is seeking talented young writers for a top-secret undercover assignment at our Spy School. Create your legend, gather pocket litter, and become a master of disguise. Learn the art of cryptography so you can send and decipher encoded messages. Then write fictionalized accounts of your most mysterious adventures. After an intensive week of training by our operatives, you’ll have to use your secret agent skills to write a training manual for future spies and save Dr. Spells from the mole in our organization. Do you have what it takes to be a master spy?

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 plus processing charges. 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 2

Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
at Spells Writing Lab, 1425 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia
For ages 7–12

 
 

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 and record an original song!

*Note: we do not have access to our usual space on Friday, July 28, so we are working to arrange a field trip that may require parents to drop off and pick up from another location in Philadelphia. We will share information with registered parents as soon as possible.*

Registration is free, but requires a refundable deposit of $25 plus processing charges. 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

Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
at Spells Writing Lab, 1425 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia
For ages 7–12

 
 

These are just a few of our upcoming writing programs. Want to see more? Click Here