The University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts several summer camps on campus each year. Presented by UAB departments and groups, the camps offer fun activities for children and easy and convenient choices for parents. Check this page for updates and camps added as they become available.

UAB Red Mountain Writing Project Gear Up Writing Camp

Through summer writing camps, writing contests, and initiatives with classroom teachers, the Red Mountain Writing Project is inspiring the next generation of writers.

The Red Mountain Writing Project provides K-12 students with innovative learning opportunities. Through summer writing camps, writing contests, and initiatives with classroom teachers, the Red Mountain Writing Project is inspiring the next generation of writers. The Gear Up Youth Writing Camp is a four-week writing camp open to current 8th and 9th grade Birmingham City Schools students. During week 1, students will explore Birmingham’s rich history. They will take walking tours of downtown landmarks and create blog posts to recap their journey. During week 2, students will take a journey around the world by doing research online, listening to music and guest speakers and use iMovie and iBook to document what they’ve learned. In week 3, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Alvin Garrett will work with students with an interest in music and poetry. Students will write original works, create a music video and e-portfolio of their writing. During the final week, students will write a plan to create a science, technology, engineering or math centered product and develop a plan of action to market their product.


Ages
: Current 8th and 9th graders in Birmingham City Schools

Camp dates: June 5-29

Cost: The camps are free to rising 8th and 9th grade Birmingham City Schools students.

Address: UAB School of Education building, 901 13th Street South 35228

Contact email: Tonya Perry; tperry@uab.edu205-934-7896

How to register: Applications for the Red Mountain Writing Project Gear Up Writing Camp are available online through the Red Mountain Writing Project Website.

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