An adventure worth writing about

Simmons Camp: Grades 5–8

WRITING IS NOT FOR THOSE WHO SIT AROUND. In the Simmons Camp, we dive into new activities, notebooks in hand. Sometimes the challenges are physical. Ever try rock-climbing in the middle of a forest? How about chasing down a squash ball? (Even better if you don’t know what a squash ball is!) Sometimes, we focus on mastering new skills. You never know: Your hidden talent could be acting or plate-spinning. Whatever the activity, the goal is the same. We improve our writing skills through the daily practice of responding to our adventures in journals and longer essays. The next time someone asks, “What did you do over summer vacation?” you can just hand them your published work in The Collection.

Who Should Register: Energetic and curious middle school students of all writing abilities entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8 who are looking for an adventure worth writing about.

Simmons Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Applying early will increase your chance of receiving aid. 

Questions? Please email Deb Schmill, Program Coordinator, or call 617-714-0263 x0.

Summer Ink, Inc. is a non-profit organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions and hiring policies and its scholarship programs.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Parents and legal guardians of campers enrolled in our programs may request copies of Summer Ink discipline policies, grievance procedures, and staff background check results.

Session 1: July 9 – July 20, 2018 (2 weeks)
Session 2: July 23 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)



Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Campers should be dropped off between 8:00–8:15 a.m. Please note: Our new pick-up time is 3:30 p.m.

Simmons College
Boston, MA
Easily accessible by public transportation or car

Sample Activities:
Canoeing on the Charles River
Rock Climbing at Hammond Pond
Brazilian drumming

Cost: $1650
Includes all day trips, writing and art supplies, and sports equipment for one 2-week session. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are not included and must be provided by the camper.

Inspiring writing through adventure, sports, and arts