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Y-WE Write Summer 2017 Residential Camp

August 14 - August 20

Sliding Scale

A Camp for Young Women, ages 14-19

About the Camp:
Y-WE & Hedgebrook team up again for an amazing leadership and creative writing summer camp on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. This weeklong exploration of young women’s voices, stories, dreams and talents is sure to ignite your spirit. This camp is unlike any other. No writing or performing experience necessary

You will get to:

  • Hang out with awesome diverse girls and women
  • Meet dedicated mentors who will inspire you
  • Work with professional spoken word artists, poets, novelists, song-writers, and more
  • Develop your unique voice, writing skills and talents
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Whidbey Island
  • Explore your creativity through art and dance
  • Relax, eat delicious food, and make new friends

About our 2017 Hedgebrook Teaching Artists

Meals and Lodging:
Young women will be sleeping in tents. Y-WE can provide tents and sleeping bags for anyone who needs them. Indoor program facilities, hot showers, bathrooms, and yummy nutritious meals are provided. To see photos and info about the Whidbey institute, please visit:

Sliding Fee scale. $275-$1000. Pay what you can – no one is turned away. We charge on a sliding scale and are committed to offering this program to any young woman who needs it. You may select the level you are able to pay and request a scholarship when you sign up. If you are able to pay a little more please do to help those who need scholarships.

Price includes lodging, programming, meals and snacks for all program days.

About Y-WE Staff:
The camp will be facilitated by the Y-WE Staff. Please visit our Staff Page to read the full bios for our facilitators.

About Y-WE Mentors:
The camp will have a 1:2 ratio of adults to youth. Our mentors are diverse and powerful women who generously volunteer their time to participate in the camp along side the girls. Our mentors offer their skills, networks, and passions to support the success of all the young women. They are in fields that range from the arts, to business, to technology, to education.

About Hedgebrook:
Hedgebook is a 25-year old literary nonprofit with the mission to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. They offer writing residencies, master classes and salons, and public programs that connect writers with readers and audiences around the world. Hedgebrook will be selecting 4 of their powerful alumnae to work closely with Y-WE youth and mentors over the course of the camp. The writers will each present on a different area of literary expression—including poetry, fiction, playwriting, lyrics, spoken word, autobiography, and more!
Learn more about Hedgebrook at

How do I sign up?
Follow this link to the 2017 Y-WE Write Application to register!

Questions? Contact Y-WE Program Specialist Anna McCracken at or (253) 355-1502.


August 14
August 20
Sliding Scale
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