• Term: Summer 2022
  • Start Date: July 25, 2022
  • End Date: July 29, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes

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“I Am a Red Fox” – Writing With and About Animals! Scribes, 5-6th grade

You don’t have to be a fox to join this camp! If you love animals, this is the camp for you. We’ll be writing poems, stories, fables, and even a play about animals, wild and domestic. Animals might become your main characters, or you might transform into an animal yourself. All animals are welcome, from kittens to narwhals. Toy animals are also welcome to join in. And, as poet Robert Macfarlane says, “Here you might swoop with a swallow, follow a seal through the sea or sky-race with swifts.” This camp will be facilitated by Arlene Naganawa, a published poet and educator.

This camp is for students entering 5th & 6th grade in Fall 2022 and will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom. All camps will break for lunch from 12-1pm each day.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email

Arlene Naganawa

Arlene Naganawa

Arlene Naganawa works with high school and middle school writers in poetry, fiction, and academic writing. Arlene's work appears in such journals as Crab Orchard Review, Crab Creek Review, Pontoon, Calyx, All the Sins, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Caketrain, and others. Her poems have been featured on Poetry on Buses and in Washington 129, an anthology of Washington State poets curated by Tod Marshall. She is the author of three chapbooks and is currently part of the Pongo Publishing Teen Writing team and a Writing and Critical Thinking instructor with Minds Matter Seattle, a nonprofit organization that helps high school students from low income families to prepare for success in college.