Summer 2021: June 7-August 20

Join us this summer for our in-person or online writing camps for students aged 5-14! We will be offering our signature creative writing and publishing workshops; Play & Write board game workshops; and skill-building workshops on creative writing, research, informational writing, as well as a full line-up of literary analysis workshops for ages 8-16.

In-person classes:

The health and safety of our community is the most important to us, so we will maintain our COVID precautions for in-person classes at the centre with temperature checks, partitions and health declarations for all students. In-person class size will be limited to a maximum four students, so book early to secure your place!

Prefer to arrange your own private or small group session at a different time? Interested in self-publishing or looking for one-on-one coaching with our writer-teachers to work on your own writing project this summer? Please contact us!

WeekTimeAge GroupWorkshopFee
June 8-11* (4 days)9:30-11:30Ages 6-8Face Off$3,350
10:00-12:00Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,350
June 15-18 (4 days)9:15-11:45Ages 6-8Play & Write: Deep Sea Adventure at Press Start Academy$3,500
10:00-12:30Ages 8-11Play & Write: Demigods & Dungeons$3,500
June 21-259:15-11:15Ages 6-8Missing$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,750
11:15-1:15Ages 10-12Research & Persuasive Writing$3,750
11:15-1:15Ages 12-14Textscapades: Historical Fiction$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 8-10Beyond Book Club: Cricket in Times Square$2,825
2:30-4:30Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Underwater Explorers$1,875
June 28-July 2 (4 days)9:15-10:15Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Ahoy, Pirates!$1,500
9:15-11:45Ages 8-11Play & Write: Demigods & Dungeons$3,500
9:15-11:45Ages 6-8Play & Write: Dim Sum Go$3,500
9:15-11:45Ages 11-13Play & Write: King of Hong Kong at Press Start Academy$3,500
2:30-4:00Ages 9-11Intro to Analysis: Picture Books$2,260
2:30-4:00Ages 14+Literary Analysis: Short Stories$2,640
July 5-99:15-10:15Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: 3, 2, 1... Blast Off!$1,875
9:15-11:15Ages 6-8Friendly Phantoms$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 8-10The Guest$3,750
11:15-1:15Ages 10-12Research & Persuasive Writing$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 9-11Beyond Book Club: Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler$2,825
2:30-4:30Ages 6-8Play & Write: Dim Sum Go$3,500
July 12-169:15-10:15Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Hocus Pocus$1,875
9:15-11:15Ages 10-12Supernatural Summer$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 6-8Missing$3,750
11:15-1:15Ages 12-14Textscapades: Historical Fiction$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 9-11Intro to Analysis: Songs$2,825
2:30-4:30Ages 6-8Friendly Phantoms$3,750
2:30-4:30Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,750
July 19-239:15-11:15Ages 6-8Face Off$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,750
2:30-4:30Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,750
2:30-4:30Ages 10-13Legends of Fantasylands$3,750
2:30-3:30Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Underwater Explorers$1,875
July 26-309:15-11:15Ages 6-8Friendly Phantoms$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 10-12Supernatural Summer$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 14+Literary Analysis: Short Stories$3,300
11:15-12:15Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Ahoy, Pirates!$1,875
2:30-4:30Ages 6-8Missing$3,750
2:30-4:30Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,750
Aug 2-69:15-11:15Ages 6-8Missing$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 10-12Research & Persuasive Writing$3,750
11:15-1:15Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 9-11Intro to Analysis: Songs$2,825
2:30-4:30Ages 6-8Face Off$3,750
2:30-3:30Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: 3, 2, 1… Blast Off!$1,875
Aug 9-139:15-11:15Ages 6-8Face Off$3,750
9:15-11:15Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,750
11:15-12:45Ages 9-11Beyond Book Club: Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler$2,825
11:15-1:15Ages 10-13Legends of Fantasylands$3,750
2:30-4:30Ages 6-8Friendly Phantoms$3,750
2:30-3:30Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Hocus Pocus$1,875
Aug 17-219:15-11:15Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,750
9:15-10:15Ages 5-6Writing Adventures: Underwater Explorers$1,875
11:15-12:45Ages 9-11Intro to Analysis: Picture Books$2,825
11:15-1:15Ages 14+Literary Analysis: Short Stories$3,300

 

Online workshops:

Our online writing workshops will be conducted in LIVE sessions so our teachers can provide support and guidance to every student, and students can collaborate and discuss ideas with peers. Depending on the age group, students complete the writing by handwriting on printed worksheets or typing on Google Docs where teachers can monitor and give immediate feedback.

The online creative writing and publishing workshops for age 6-14 will run as a series of 8 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student so teachers can provide additional support on the revision process. In the schedule below, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) will have a 30-min one-on-one session included in the workshop fees. We will send you a calendar link to sign up for your one-on-one, typically on the Thurs/Fri of the second week.

Group Session DatesTimeAge GroupWorkshopFee 
June 21-30*2:30-3:30Ages 10-12Supernatural Summer$3,480
June 21-30*4:30-5:30Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,480
June 28-July 910:30-11:30Ages 8-10Informational Writing: Sharks!$3,375
July 5-911:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Rites of Passage$2,500
July 5-92:30-3:45Ages 10-12Fiction Analysis Plus: Character (Voice)$2,500
July 5-92:30-3:45Ages 14+Literary Analysis Plus: Short Stories$2,750
July 12-1611:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Computer Addiction$2,500
July 12-1610:20-11:35Ages 10-12Fiction Analysis Plus: Character (Behaviour)$2,500
July 12-21*2:30-3:30Ages 10-13Legends of Fantasylands$3,480
July 19-2311:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Animal Rights$2,500
July 26-Aug 4*4:30-5:30Ages 8-10The Guest$3,480
July 26-3011:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Illiteracy$2,500
July 26-302:30-3:45Ages 11-13Fiction Analysis Plus: Atmosphere$2,500
Aug 2-11*9:15-10:15Ages 8-10Experimental Elixirs$3,480
Aug 2-62:30-3:45Ages 10-12Fiction Analysis Plus: Character (Voice)$2,500
Aug 2-62:30-3:45Ages 14+Literary Analysis Plus: Short Stories$2,750
Aug 9-1311:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Rites of Passage$2,500
Aug 9-132:30-3:45Ages 10-12Fiction Analysis Plus: Character (Behaviour)$2,500
Aug 9-18*4:30-5:30Ages 6-8Missing$3,480
Aug 9-209:15-10:15Ages 10-12Research & Persuasive Writing$3,750
Aug 16-2011:45-1:00Ages 12-14Issues in Fiction: Computer Addiction$2,500

Special offers:

  • Early Bird: Enrol by May 16 for 10% off.
  • Multiple Workshops: Enrol in multiple workshops this summer to receive 10% off the second workshop and thereafter. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with the early bird offer.
  • Refer-A-Friend: Refer a new family to ECP and receive $250 off.

**IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ENROLMENT PROCEDURES:

  1. Click the links in the above schedules to be taken directly to that specific course, or browse the schedule at our booking site.
    • New families: Create a “parent” account and list each student under your account.
    • Returning families: Please login with the parent email you used to enroll in previous terms. If you cannot login, please click “Forgot password” to access your account.
  2. Workshop payments can be settled by online credit card payment, bank transfer, PayMe, cheque or cash.
  3. We reserve the right to change instructors and/or cancel workshops that do not meet the minimum enrolment before the course start date. Fees paid for cancelled classes will be refunded or can be applied to other workshops.
  4. There are NO makeup classes for holiday workshops, including classes cancelled for typhoon/rain signal closures. Please see full terms and conditions of enrolment here.

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May-June 2021 Short Workshops

**Enrolments are now open for our May-June workshops running for 6 weeks, and we are pleased to share that we will be offering both face-to-face AND online options.

In-Person Workshops

We have re-opened our centre to in-person workshops on a limited basis, keeping class size to a maximum of 4 students and with strict health and hygiene protocols. Workshops will run for 3-4 sessions, with the curricula adapted accordingly. Please contact us if you would like to arrange your own private or small group in-person session.

Online Workshops

Our online writing workshops will be conducted in LIVE sessions so our teachers can provide support and guidance to every student, and students can collaborate and discuss ideas with peers. Depending on the age group, students complete the writing by handwriting on printed worksheets or typing on Google Docs where teachers can monitor and give immediate feedback.

The online creative writing and publishing workshops for age 6-13 will run as a series of 6 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student so teachers can provide additional support on the revision process. In the schedule below, the courses marked with an asterisk (*) will have a 30-min one-on-one session to be scheduled after the group sessions.

DayTimeAge GroupFormatWorkshopFee
Mondays4:30-5:30Ages 6-8OnlineDisastrous Days$2700
Tuesdays3:00-4:00Ages 6-8OnlineDisastrous Days$2700
5:00-6:30Ages 10-13Face-to-FaceThe Great Egg Heist$3390
5:15-6:30Ages 10-13OnlineThe Great Egg Heist$3270
Wednesdays3:30-5:00Ages 8-10Face-to-FaceDIY Mini-Project Skill Building$3390
4:45-5:45Ages 8-10OnlineDIY Mini-Project Skill Building$2700
5:00-6:15Ages 10-13OnlineThe Great Egg Heist$3270
Thursdays3:00-4:00Ages 8-10OnlineDIY Mini-Project Skill Building$2700
4:00-5:30Ages 8-10Face-to-FaceDIY Mini-Project Skill-Building$3390
4:00-5:30Ages 6-8Face-to-FaceDisastrous Days$3390
4:15-5:30Ages 10-14OnlineDIY Mini-Project Skill-Building$3270
Saturdays9:00-10:15Ages 8-10Face-to-FaceThe Great Escape$3270
10:00-11:30Ages 8-10Face-to-FaceDIY Mini-Project Skill Building$3390
2:00-3:30Ages 8-10Face-to-FaceDIY Mini-Project Skill Building$3390
3:30-4:45Ages 10-13OnlineDIY Mini-Project Skill-Building$3270
5:00-6:00Ages 6-8Face-to-FaceDisastrous Days Small GroupContact us

School Term Weekly Writing Workshops

During the school term, we offer classes on a weekly basis, in-person at our centre and international school partners, and online. Workshop topics change from term to term so that students can explore different genres and develop and apply new skills and techniques.

  • Term-long writing workshops run for 12-14 sessions in Fall (Sept-Dec) and 14-20 weeks in Spring (Jan-June)
  • Short writing workshops run for 6-8 sessions with different start times over the course of the year

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