Summer Camps and Workshops

College of Liberal Arts

Myths and Legends

sponsored by the purdue english department

June 10-14, 2019 - Grades 10-12

Myths and LegendsUncover tales of knights, dragons, pirates, & more, across a variety of genres and media (literature, movies, comics, and video games) from the ancient to the modern period.  Indulge the allure of all things marvelous and strange, as we discuss texts such as Beowulf, Le Mort d’Arthur, The Hobbit, Treasure Island, How to Train Your Dragon, Skyrim, and more!  Explore how the stories of legendary monsters, heroes, and villains help us define the boundaries of what it means to be human; how language itself constitutes a kind of magic; and how no model of heroism, charisma, and power comes without its complications.  Play D&D, handle ancient manuscripts, and enjoy a medieval feast!  Perfect for students of all stripes, this camp is sure to delight and instruct at the same time.

Creative Writing Workshop

sponsored by the purdue english department

June 17-21, 2019 - Grades 10-12

Creative WritingGifted high school creative-types are invited to the Purdue University campus to join a faculty of NYT-bestselling and multiple prize-winning novelists, creative nonfiction writers, and poets for a weeklong celebration of the written word. Campers will write, read, and dream new worlds together amidst a community of enthusiastic peers. Between workshops, seminars, performances, and other explorations, campers will challenge and develop their writing skills while building nourishing friendships with other young literary enthusiasts. 


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

© 2018 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by CLA

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Webmaster.

Some content on this site may require the use of a special plug-in or application. Please visit our plug-ins page for links to download these applications.