Creativity Camps

Children’s author Katie McKy returns to Door County to lead two creativity camps for Write On, Door County. McKy captured the hearts and imaginations of Door County school children when she visited in 2014 as a guest of the Door County Reading Council. McKy returns to show kids “How To Be a Fun Sponge!” in two two-day programs: July 13 and 14, 9 am – 1 pm, at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay; and July 15 and 16, 9 am – 1 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The sessions are designed for youth who will be in third through eighth grades. The Newport and Crossroads programs are identical; students may register for either or for both sessions.

Writers are human sponges: seeing more, hearing more, and remembering more. The good news is there are shortcuts to becoming spongier and those shortcuts can be learned.

Adults who are interested in teaching creative writing to young people are invited to take part in either session as a class assistant. They are also invited to a special presentation on teaching creativity to aspiring young writers, which Katie will lead on July 17. These opportunities are very limited. For details on how to be involved as a volunteer or to take part in the talk, contact Executive Director Jerod Santek at [email protected] or call 920.868.1457.

McKy, author of Wolf Camp, Pumpkin Town, It All Began With a Bean, and Tough Kids, Tough Classroom, lives in Maine. She visits scores of schools every year, where she performs and teaches writing. An avid kayaker, she recently spent three weeks paddling the Thames River in England. She is a contributing writer to several outdoor magazines, including Canoe and Kayak.

Cost for each session is $40 and enrollment is limited to 20. For more information or to register, visit, call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected].