YouthWrite River Valley Experience Daycamp 2019

 Ages 8-11: July 1 - 5, 2019 at the Bennett Centre, Edmonton



For ages 12-14, please see our Peak I Experience 2019


For ages 15-19, please see our Peak II Experience 2019


 Never been to the Bennett Centre? Visit this page for the address and a link to Google Maps.



$550 for day camp


(Price includes: tuition, supplies, meals, snacks, accommodation, and entertainment.)

 Our Fabulous Instructors TBA Soon!



Prepare your application documents - Info Sheet




And of course...

The Amazing River Valley Supers:

Marla Albiston has been involved with the YouthWrite organization for approximately 13 years…she can’t remember the exact number, because she’s been having so much fun! She began as a supervisor, and then transitioned to being the coordinator of JustWrite (a weekend writing workshop for adults!) for three years. This summer, she’s thrilled to be the coordinator of the second YouthWrite for young people aged 8-11 years old! Marla completed her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta (where she was first introduced to the lovely, Gail Sidonie Sobat), and over the last decade she has had the wonderful opportunity to apply her love of education with her passion for dance, working frequently with the Dance departments at Victoria School of the Arts, Vimy Ridge Academy, Queen Elizabeth High School, and currently, Eastglen High School. In addition, she works as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer, dances with the Contemporary company, ViVA, and trains in aerial circus with Firefly Theatre and Circus. Most importantly, she’s beyond excited for all of the writing, learning, creating, sharing, and playing that will be taking place at the new YouthWrite this July!


YouthWrite Coordinator:

Gail Sidonie Sobat  is a multi-award-winning teacher and author, with eleven books for children, teens and adults, and a number of educational and academic articles. She is the YouthWrite creator/ coordinator, an international presenter, an instructor in the professional writing program at MacEwan University and in the Faculty of Education at U of A, is The Writers' Union of Canada Regional Representative for Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, and was writer in residence with the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries (2015). Gail is a 2016-2017 Global News Woman of Vision. She has moved thirty-two times in her life from Badlands to Siksika Nation Reserve to hideous suburbs to Istanbul to the Sunshine Coast to her writer’s garret in a century-old temperamental house. She adores all of her Supers equally, and loves YouthWrite madly!