Ripe Fruit Writing


Ripe Fruit Writing, the oldest non-institutional creative writing program in the Bay Area, offers unique one-week long, half-day creative writing camps for middle and high school students every summer. Awarded Best of Teen Summer Programs by Parents Press in 2015, these camps are both for teens who love writing and for those who find it challenging. Here, students learn tools to become stronger, more original writers and are encouraged to trust their own unique voice. They gain both confidence and competence and get excited about language itself! Here, in this supportive environment, the imagination is honored and each student is honored and respected. The camps are both inspirational and fun! Offered on zoom with in-person options. The teacher has taught creative writing for over 25 years, including with Poets-in-the Schools, and is a nationally awarded fiction writer.

Camp Dates

SESSION I: JULY 5 – 9 9am – 12:30 pm
SESSION II: JULY 19 – 23 9am – 12:30 pm
SESSION III: JULY 26 – 30 9am – 12:30 pm
SESSION III: JULY 26 – 30 2:30 – 6 pm
SESSION IV: AUG 2 – 6 9am – 12:30 pm 

SESSION I: JULY 5 – 9 2:30 – 6 PM
SESSION II: JULY 19 – 23 2:30 – 6 pm
SESSION IV: AUG 2 – 6 2:30 – 6 PM

Saturday, July 31: 1- DAY FICTION WORKSHOP FOR 8th-11th Graders

Additional Information

Gender Coed

Minimum Age 11

Maximum Age 17

Camp Cities San Francisco

Year Established 2011

Camp Capacity 10

Cost Per Week $295/week $115 for one-day fiction workshop

Financial Aid Offered Yes


469 Hill Street
San Francisco, California 94114
United States


  • Intimate, hands-on learning with maximum of 10 students per camp.
  • In class writing and sharing.
  • Poetry, personal stories, fiction.
  • Snacks included for in-person students.
  • Teacher is vaccinated.

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(415) 337-4369

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