Writing Camp

Influence others through the written word.

Good writing has the power to move people and change hearts. At Writing Camp, you’ll learn how to tell your own story, edit your work, and take inspiration from God’s creation. And you’ll even get to see all the amazing opportunities that could await you when you tour the Abeka publishing department.

Dedicated and experienced instructors will lead you on a creative journey full of helpful writing instruction and exercises. You’ll leave camp inspired—with new original works you can be proud of.

Registration is open to campers from 14 to 18 years old who have just completed or are entering into grades 9–12.

Camp Dates

July 1–5
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literary techniques like description, dialogue, and figurative language to enhance your work.


in exercises to strengthen your focus and purpose as you write, edit, and present original pieces.


your skills through in‑depth class sessions, freewriting time, and feedback from your camp instructors.


What to Expect

Writing workshops
Editing exercises
Personalized writing guidance
Abeka headquarters field trips
Writers’ Showcase
Planetarium show
And more!


However you spend your free time, you’ll be spending it with newfound friends. From climbing the rock wall, to cooling off at the ice-skating rink or testing your skills on the FlowRider—it’s all waiting for you.

Meet Your Camp Director

Mrs. Shelby Poulin
Mrs. Shelby Poulin

Shelby Poulin graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and has writing experience in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting genres. Her pieces have been published in multiple literary and academic journals.

Over the last seven years, Mrs. Poulin has served on the English and professional writing faculty at Pensacola Christian College. She teaches and mentors a wide range of students—from freshmen in English Composition to seniors with their professional writing portfolios.

Mrs. Poulin is dedicated to helping young, aspiring writers develop their craft, and she loves inspiring young writers to create artistically masterful, God-honoring works.

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Your Writing Camp Instructors

Camp is led by Pensacola Christian College English and professional writing faculty, who will mentor and guide you as you discover your unique writer’s voice.