How to Apply

Applications for 2019 camp are now closed. Occasionally, we have spaces that open due to cancellations. If you’d like to be put on a waitlist, please email


Our application is geared toward finding out whether you’re a good fit for what we’re doing. “Good fit” means a few things: Do we like your writing in general? Do we think one of us will really be able to help you make it better? Does it seem like spending four days in close quarters in the middle of the Pennsylvania countryside might be cool for you? For us? Our application is fast and will ask for a quick bio, a writing sample, and a few questions about sharing close quarters with a bunch of writers.

If you’re selected, then we’ll ask you to pay within two weeks of acceptance, so we can be sure you’re serious about coming, and we can work to fill your spot if it turns out you can’t join us. 

If you're interested in either/both camps: it makes our lives easier to have to separate applications, but we know that's kind of a pain. Feel free to use the exact same bio, writing sample, etc on both applications, and let us know if you have preferred dates. (And thanks for filling out the application twice! When we did a combined application there were so many spreadsheets and so much color coding and a lot of if-thens and it all got pretty intense.)

If you’re interested in a shared room: Please use the shared room application. We’ve had a number of applications over the last few years that lists a roommate, and then the roommate never applies. Remember, you can share your cabin with a non-writer who would like a mini-vacation! If you have a friend or significant other who would enjoy a few quiet days near a stream, doing non-writing things, please use the shared room application. Standard shared cabin fees will apply.

Application fee: There is no application fee. That would be way too much like a submission fee, and we're super loudmouths about how lame those are. 

Application Deadline: Applications for both camps will be open until March 31. We’ll send our first round of acceptances by mid-April, and then re-assess. If we still need to fill spots, we’ll announce another opening.


Camp 1: Thursday, June 20-Sunday, June 23, 2019

Camp 2: Wednesday, July 31-Sunday, August 4, 2019

Can't wait to see you at camp!

Can't wait to see you at camp!