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Writing Camp

 Belden Boy Writing Camp 
Does your child love to write? Then here's a unique summer writing camp opportunity!

As educators, we invite you to join the three-day summer writing camp in summer of 2020 at Belden School, a one-room school house set deep in the woods of Galena. The camp is designed for serious young writers. No computers, no technology, and certainly no WiFi. Just good old-fashioned pencil and paper.


Each story, along with original illustrations created by your child, will be sent in for production and made into a memorable hard covered book!  This special camp is hosted at Belden School, home of the Belden Boy Series!  You may have a budding author in the making!


Move quickly and sign up, space is limited. After all, it is a one-room schoolhouse!

Belden Boy Writing Camp is hosted by Illinois Educators of Literacy and Social Studies 

and the author of the Belden Boy Series, p.j. hartenaus 

Winner of CSAA 2012 and 2017 Award

Eric Hoffer Finalist 2013 and National Children's Literature CLIPPA AWARD 2014-15

Mom's Choice Gold Award 2019



~ 2020 Documents Coming Soon ~

2020 Writing Camp A

July 7th, 8th, & 9th

Possible 2020 Writing Camp B


Open Enrollment April 15th, 2020

We have contests for parents, an Instagrammable moment with the 1953 Belden Boy Book Mobile, and more!

Follow us on Instagram for more information! @belden_boy_series


Yearbook Camp 2014

Yearbook Camp 2015

Yearbook Camp 2016 A


Yearbook Camp 2016 B


Yearbook Camp 2017


Yearbook Camp 2018 A


Yearbook Camp 2018 B


Yearbook Camp 2019

“Thank you so much for teaching me so many things. I had a lot of fun! I learned so much. I really hope to see you again next year.”

- Abby B