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International Ivy – Dystopian Short Story Writing

Short Hills
Ages 11-14
7/18 - 7/22
Partner Program
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$440 / Week

Course Description

This course is for designed for students who love books like Hunger Games, The Giver, or Maze Runner.  Dystopia is an imaginary world where society lives under the oppression of a government, belief or technology.  Students will read a couple of dystopian short stories to spur discussions about common themes and story elements in dystopian fiction.  Students work together to create their own perfect society, learning by discovery how difficult perfection is and why fictional utopias almost always become dystopias. Students work together to create their own dystopia and discuss lessons that could be learned from their imagined dystopia.  Finally, students write their own dystopian short story.


Week Time
July 18 – 22 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What to Pack

  • A water bottle

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association!
A group photo of campers for the International Ivy program.

What to Expect

Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Math. Creativity never runs out of S.T.E.A.M. with International Ivy!

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