As a teacher, I love to hear about the exercises and activities they do at the camp to see if there is some way I could incorporate them into my classroom. Last year, I picked up a few gems, and this year did not disappoint. They used newspaper headlines as writing prompts, drew lines to represent feelings, went people watching, and shared favorite passages from books to discuss the writing style.
The whole camp culminates with a wonderful celebration of writing, allowing the children to share pieces in a public reading. My daughter's piece was a "writing about writing" observation that inspired everyone. One young camper even asked her for a copy.
Visit Sub Hub to read details of the writing exercises and my daughter's piece. Maybe it will inspire your students to write as well.