Campers entering GRADES 1-8 fall in love with writing at AIW Camp Online! 

This is online CAMP, not an online course!

We’ve created new online curriculum for 2021, with fresh takes on the energetic, confidence-building programs that have helped so many campers fall in love with writing.

We offer sessions for grades 1-8, with a 1st-grade program for “rising 1st graders “ (current Kinders), an elementary program for rising 2nd through 5th graders, and a middle school program for campers entering grades 6-8.

Your child will spend part of the day in an “all campers” environment, part in a grade-level group (“troop”), and part in a small group of friends (“cabin”) setting. Campers will also receive scheduled 1-1 time in the afternoon with teachers to get 1-1 guidance on their projects.

Instruction is done through music, online games, videos, and technology. Campers engage in learning activities that give them positive, confidence-building experiences with writing. Emphasis is placed on connecting and sharing ideas and laughter with their instructors and camp “cabin-mates.”

Spring Break Half Day Program
1-week, M-F, 9am-12pm PST
Weekly Starts: 3/29, 4/5, & 4/12

Summer Full Day Program
2-weeks, M-F, 9am-3pm PST
Weekly Starts: 6/7-8/2/21

Summer Half Day Program
2-weeks, M-F, 9am – 12pm PST
Weekly Starts: 6/7-8/2/21

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I want to tell you guys that my kids really enjoyed the camp. I’m very impressed by how engaged they were. You did a fantastic job with the songs and the breakout sessions. The kids especially enjoyed the 1:1 sessions they had.Carmen Quaresma

2-Week Summer Online Programs

Weekly Starts: June 7 – Aug. 13

AIW Camp Online is two-weeks long, Monday through Friday, and is offered as both “Half-Day Plus” and “Full-Day” programs. AIW Camp Online has a 1st-grade program, an elementary program (broken out by grade level), and a middle school program. A camper’s grade is the grade they will enter at the end of the summer.

Campers will be grouped in “cabins” (~7 campers), and may sign-up to be in a cabin with friends… allowing them to be social while still “socially distant.” We will ask campers to work from a tablet, laptop, or Chromebook and have at least two different physical spaces that they can move between during the camp day to simulate rotating between lessons & activities. Our staff is comprised of credentialed teachers and they are supported by college counselors, typically English and theater majors, who are on their way to becoming teachers themselves.

Half-Day (9AM-12PM PST): $519
Full Day (9AM-3PM PST): $719

Adventures in Writing Camp Online
Starts: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2

Campers enjoy an energetic and musical journey through the process of writing and publishing an eBook (entering grades 1-5) or podcast (entering grades 6-8). Campers learn to “set a goal and make a plan” as they brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, and publish their very own ebooks or podcasts.

Adventures in PLAYwriting Online
Starts: 6/14, 6/28, 7/12

Campers elevate their authoring and performance skills by writing and performing a play in their small-group “cabin” of up to 7 similarly-aged learners. Campers also work individually on writing projects, including “Playbill Bios” and “reviews,” and other age-appropriate pieces. This is an expansion of our popular Winter Break program, now made available in the summer.

Online Session FAQs

Click here to see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

1st Grade

The 1st Grade program is designed for our youngest campers and focuses on developing a love of writing.


In the elementary program, we work with students entering grades 2-5, and they’ll have the opportunity to work with teachers and writers, to write, edit, illustrate, and PUBLISH their very own eBooks.

Middle School

Our middle school program was designed specifically with middle schoolers in mind, and we aim to meet them where they are at, with their interests, development, and age. Each middle school camper will select a topic of their choice and practice writing skills while creating a blog.

When I signed my son up I wasn’t sure how he would do in a writing camp (having a buddy in the group has definitely helped), but I think the AIW approach with high energy, fun, and relevance to the kids‘ interests is perfect to kindle interest in writing even for reluctant writers. I also think the one on one coaching sessions are extremely helpful for personalized feedback, and for the kids to feel like each of their voices is heard. Thank you for all the support and mentoring that you provide.Jui Bhagwat

Spring Break Online: Comics!

Weekly Starts: 3/29, 4/5, & 4/12 | Tuition: $245

Move over Marvel, the “comics” genre is not just heroes and villains anymore! During this five-day spring break camp, campers will learn the art of telling a good story, then discover how to break the story into scenes, to develop character-driven dialogue, and to use visuals to enhance their writing. This half-day program meets daily from 9am to 12pm Pacific, and provides your child with an opportunity to expand their writing skillset while sharing laughter and making memories with friends.

“Zany” Zoe, “So” Sam, “Electric” Erica, and the AIW Camp Online team will guide your child through the “meta-verse” on an exciting five-day, online “Adventure in Comics!”

By utilizing Zoom breakout rooms, campers will work with friends in small-group cabins as they draft, revise, edit, rehearse, and record an original theatrical creation!

Open to campers currently in grades 1-5, the session will be lead by credentialed-teachers, and feature actors, playwrights, and college-aged counselors. Signing up with friends is easy! The first person in your group to register will receive a “cabin code.” That parent can simply share their “cabin code” with friends in the same grade, and their campers will be automatically grouped in a cabin.

Thank you so much for putting together this awesome camp – Jai has the best time and seems to have learned a few things about books and possibly quite inspired to write! We really appreciate the format and the counselors particularly – they brought the right energy, inspiration, and kept things stimulating.Aditi Bhalla