Brave Writer Summer Camp

Summer Camp: Brave Writer Style! #

Help for Homeschooling Parents


August 1-2, 2017 #


This isn't your typical summer camp! Enjoy this FREE Brave Writer special event in the comfort of your own backyard. Pour a cuppa, put your feet up, and learn how to implement our unique program in your unique home!

Our Brave Writer camp is designed for homeschool parents like you who need a little extra boost this fall. The four live sessions will offer information, support, and the opportunity to ask questions. 

We're also including a slew of fun prizes for participants and we'll sing a camp song at the start of our sessions (ha!).

IMPORTANT: These are LIVE sessions only (no recordings).

These webinars will NOT be recorded so we've made it super easy for you to not miss any that catch your interest. Each of the four will be repeated on the second day and in a different time slot. Just sign up for the one that works best for you! Don't wait, though, because each session has a limit of 500 (now 1,000!) participants.


All times are eastern daylight savings time.


All webinars are FREE and hosted on our Zoom platform. Once registered, you can view the webinar on your phone, tablet, or computer. Register by clicking the link to the webinar of your choice. You must register for each webinar individually. 

Tuesday, August 1

  • 10:00 AM  The Writer's Jungle: How to implement it this fall! (Julie Bogart)
  •  2:00 PM   Online Classes Q & A  (Kirsten Merryman)
  •  4:00 PM   Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages (Julie Bogart)
  •  7:00 PM   Learning Challenges (Rita Cevasco)

Wednesday, August 2

  • 10:00 AM  Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages (Julie Bogart)
  •  2:00 PM   Learning Challenges (Rita Cevasco)
  •  4:00 PM   Online Classes Q & A (Kirsten Merryman)
  •  7:00 PM   The Writer's Jungle: How to implement it this fall! (Julie Bogart) 


The Writer's Jungle: How to implement it this fall!

Time to transform writing in your homeschool! Julie offers her 20 year advice for how to implement that big old volume so that you will have the transformation of your writing life that you've been seeking. In this webinar, each chapter will be explored with ideas for how to connect to your kids around the material. You'll walk away with a plan of attack, and a plan for sustained writing activity. This is also the webinar where Julie explores the revision process in more detail. 

If you feel stumped or nervous about how to change the energy around writing in your family, this is the perfect webinar for you!

Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages

We get asked all the time about how to implement the tools of Brave Writer when dealing with multiple ages and stages of growth. Join Julie for a practical, simple solution to the multi-level teaching that daunts you. Julie will explore how the products fit together, how to modify them up or down for your kids, and what a healthy writing practice looks like when you have more than one child.

Julie Bogart homeschooled her five children for seventeen years. She now runs Brave Writer, the online writing and language arts program for families, and is the founder of The Homeschool Alliance and Poetry Teatime.


Online Classes Q & A

Have you considered taking one of our online classes but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you curious to find out what’s new this year? Join us for this informative session and get all your burning questions answered!

Kirsten Merryman, Administrator of Online Instruction and Brave Writer instructor, will provide an overview of the classes we offer for ages 5 – 18. From classes where the parent enrolls with the whole family to those where one student interacts directly with an instructor, we have many options to support you in your homeschool writing journey.

In this session, you’ll get a peek at our online registration process as well as a tour of the Brave Writer classroom. Learn the benefits of taking a writing class that’s asynchronous (not live) and text based. And see our “special ingredient” in action: detailed feedback from published writers who pair with your kids to offer thorough, supportive, and engaging comments that help students feel successful while also giving them encouragement to grow their writing.


Learning Challenges

Rita Cevasco is a longtime friend of Brave Writer and the creator of The Wand and the co-author of Trees in the Forest: Growing Readers and Writers Through Deep Comprehension. She has shared her vast experience and expertise with us to help writers who struggle. Discover how to respond to your child's learning challenges of ADD, language expression and comprehension weakness, processing weakness, dysgraphia, and dyslexia. Rita will take your questions about our own children and provide you with practices to try at home.

Rita Cevasco has worked for over 25 years with kids who have learning challenges. Learn more about her work at her website: Rooted in Language. She also homeschooled her own children and is the author of Brave Writer's The Wand and the book, Trees in the Forest: Growing Readers and Writers through Deep Comprehension.