Young writers invited to free summer camp

Educational opportunities are being presented to young writers in the South Okanagan who like to gain an edge on literacy

Educational opportunities are being presented to young writers in the South Okanagan who like to gain an edge on literacy.

In Keremeos, the Young Writers Day Camp will be active from July 27 to 30. The four-morning event is being planned by Similkameen Family Literacy, and is open to writers ages 11 to 14, though ambitious applicants who are slightly older or younger will also be welcomed. Grownups interested in helping out are also invited to join. Writers will be challenged by a series of literacy games, exercises and storytelling adventures.

The classes run from 9 a.m. until noon each day, and thanks to support from BC Gaming, there’s no cost to attend. Writers don’t have to worry about bringing any of their own materials, and snacks will be provided during break time.

The workshops are being held in the Keremeos Diagnostic Centre’s multi-purpose room, which is located on Third Street. Today (July 22) is the final day to register, which can be done by calling 250-499-2352. To register, speak with the receptionist or leave a detailed message.