Library to sponsor youth to attend camp

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library has been sponsoring youth to attend YouthWrite for three years

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is once again sending one lucky youth to camp. Specifically the library is sending one student, between the ages of 12 and 19 to YouthWrite.

YouthWrite is a camp devoted to teaching the different aspect of writing to Alberta youths.

Located near Bragg Creek, the camp offers both over night and day camps.

This is the fourth year the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library has sponsored a local student to go to the camp.

“The kids who go absolutely love it. They have nothing but good things to say,” said Corrie Brown, the programmer at the library.

Brown, who also attended the camp when she was in high school, says what the students learn and get out of the camp is unbelievable for those who want to write.

The week at camp shows those in attendance different aspects of writing and how it can connect to different art forms, such as crafts or music.

“I would say the students we have sent have loved it. In fact most have chosen to go back again on their own,” said Brown.

The library will be sponsoring one child to attend. The youth will be chosen through a contest.

This year the sponsorship is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 19 from in and around Sylvan Lake.

The sponsorship opportunity was opened up thanks to YouthWrite adding an extra overnight camp to younger students.

“The past few years we have sent someone to the older camp, but we are excited to open it up to the 12-15 audience.”

To enter the contest youth must fill out a form and submit a short writing sample. This is the same process one would go through to sign-up for the camp, according to Brown.

A small panel of judges who will choose the winner will review the applications.

Past winners of the sponsorship are welcome to apply again to the contest.

“It’s open to anyone, and it’s hard to say what the judges will choose or what age grouping. Although it would be pretty great to see a 12-year-old-chosen,” said Brown.

The contest is open until April 10, with the winner announced the following week.

Application can be found online at the library’s website, or in person from the front desk. The finished applications can be dropped off at the library or emailed in.

Just Posted

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Court full as schools, parents dispute Alberta gay-straight alliance law

Justice Centre argues keeping parents out of the loop violates freedom of religion and expression

Photo: HJ Cody girls soccer team participates in tournament

The soccer team played in the Central Alberta High School Soccer League Year End Tournament

Drafts of the waterfront area presented to the public.

The Town of Sylvan Lake presented drafts of the waterfront area on June 14

Liberals enter by-election race

The Alberta Liberal Party announced Nick Jansen as its candidate in the upcoming election

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

WATCH: Mellisa Hollingsworth highlights Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast

Olympic Bronze Medalist from Central Alberta shared her journey with a packed house

Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

Players say it’s a blessing to be back together again

Justice minister: marijuana still illegal for now

Driving under the influence of drugs has always been — and will remain — against the law

Crown recommends 150 years for Quebec mosque shooter

Crown lawyers say Alexandre Bissonnette deserves to receive the longest sentence in Canadian history

192 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

Divers are searching an Indonesian lake after a ferry sank earlier this week

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

A lawyer has documented more than 300 cases of adults who have been separated from a child

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Most Read