Meadow Brook Writing Camps

Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens its doors and grounds to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project.

Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located on the campus of Oakland University.


  • In this weeklong Meadow Brook youth camp, Young authors will interact with award-winning, specially trained writing experts.
  • Collaborative teaching teams consist of K-12 writing teachers and Oakland University faculty from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.
  • All are alumni of Meadow Brook Writing Project’s Summer Institute, an intensive writer’s workshop for master teachers involved in the National Writing Project (NWP).
  • All youth camp teachers are involved in continuing education, including NWP conferences, publications and teacher- training workshops. Teachers are assisted by trained Meadow Brook Hall docents.

Each day during MBWC, young writers will tour the historic house museum and world-class gardens to nurture, polish and ultimately publish their original works. Published works include both written and digital presentation.


MBWC registration is now open. Each of the half day camps is $300 for the week and the full day camp is $425.

Camp A: 9-1 p.m., July 6-10 | Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Camp B: 9-1 p.m., July 13-17 | Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Camp C: 9-1 p.m., July 20-24 | Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Camp D: 8:30-4:30 p.m., July 27-31 | Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Camp E: 9-1 p.m., Aug. 3-7 | Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Camp F: 9-1 p.m., Aug. 10-14 | Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12


Special 2020 promo for families registering multiple children!

Enter code: MBWPMultipleEnrollees

The registration fee includes a MBWC t-shirt and daily entrance to Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens.

Note: There is a four-week cancellation policy for all camps. You must cancel four weeks prior to the first day of camp in order to receive a full refund.

One scholarship is available each summer for siblings of children battling life-threatening illnesses: The Elsa and Ingrid Scholarship for Young Authors and Artists.

To learn more about MBWC or to apply for the scholarship, contact Rebecca Rivard, .


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Click here to register for the 2020 Meadow Brook Writing Camps.