Summer Camp is back

Story-Camp-Summer

Hello, Everyone!

Summer camp registration is now open. 

We've already received many inquiries!

We’re glad to meet in-person again, and of course, we will practice social distancing and will wear masks if we need to be near our students to offer assistance. 

To reserve your child’s seat, please contact Royd at [email protected].

We can send our payment information as soon as possible.

We hope to work with your young writer in the summer!


Royd Hatta

Shu-Hsien Ho

Writing Coaches




Rascals, Raccoons, and Robots  


A Young Writers Summer Story Camp

In-person


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Camp #1  

June 20 - 24

1:30pm-4:30pm PST

In-person near Cupertino/Los Altos 


Camp #2

July 11 - 15

10am-11:30am PST 


In-person Location TBD - 

We're currently looking for a family who can host in their backyard.



Imagine meeting raccoon brothers who must save their beloved swamp from 17 marauding wild boars. They can't stop the boars on their own, so they call on a Bigfoot-like giant known as Sugar Man to help them. Will they wake up the Sugar Man in time to prevent the destruction?

This Summer Camp invites writers to create unique heroes that are determined to reach their goals, solve a mystery, or embark on a dangerous mission.  

Through our special version of the Hero’s Journey, we'll guide students to create their own compelling stories and show examples from memorable novels such as Kathi Appelt's tall tale, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp.

We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire students to create their own tales of fantasy, time travel, science fiction, or anything in between. Stories in all genres are welcome.

Our course will walk through all steps of the writing process: 

  • generating first ideas
  • writing new scenes 
  • organizing 
  • integrating details 
  • revising for clarity and logic, and 
  • editing towards a final draft.

Each student will be invited to present a reading on the last day of class.

For more information visit our 2022 Summer Camp page.

To register, or for any questions, please contact Royd at [email protected].







Spies, Lies, and Alibis:


A Tween & Teen Fiction Workshop - Online

Spies Lies Alibis
Camp Reading


July 18 - 22

1pm-2:30pm PST 

Online - Zoom


Agents-in-training, missing treasure, counter-spies. Deceit and devious deeds are all part of the game in mystery and suspense stories. Alex Rider, Harriet the Spy, Ben Ripley, and Nefarious are just a few who venture out to solve puzzles where lives are at stake! 

Join us to invent your own stories in a genre of your choice. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire this creative process. 

Our workshops will walk through every step:

  • understanding the structure and the power of a compelling story
  • generating and organizing ideas
  • researching and applying related details/facts
  • writing with momentum
  • revising for clarity and logic
  • editing towards a final draft

Students will be invited to present a reading on the last day of class.

For more information visit our 2022 Summer Camp page.

To register, or for any questions, please contact Royd at [email protected].

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